Thursday, June 7, 2018

Let's Do The News! (June 7, 2018)

- Senator Joel Villanueva prodded the Department of Foreign Affairs and concerned government agencies to ensure that justice is served for slain OFW Henry John Acorda in Slovakia. Acorda, 36, died last week after he was mauled in a street in Slovakia in trying to protect his female friends from being harassed by two local men. He succumbed to serious head injuries days after the attack of the suspects.

- The Philippines remains the second least peaceful country in the Asia-Pacific with North Korea remained at the top spot according to the Global Peace Index. This is due to the ongoing war on drugs by the Duterte administration and the Martial Law in Mindanao due to the 2017 Marawi Siege.

- The Department of Transportation has vowed to review its department order covering the TNVS and come up with guidelines on the regulation of motorcycles-per-hire before the end of June. DOTr Assistant Secretary Arturo Fabillar made the assurance after the House Committee on Metro Manila Development asked DOTr to amend its order to allow the classification of four-wheeled vehicles as TNVS to include motorcycles-for-hire.

- Two Airbus A380 superjumbo jets are heading to the scrapyard after failed search for new operators. Negotiations with British Airways, Iran Air and Hi Fly, a Portuguese charter specialist, ended without any deals, German investment fund Dr. Peters, which manages the planes, said in a statement to shareholders. The aircraft are already parked in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, where they will be filleted over the next two years by a specialist company and sold in parts.

- Porn star Stormy Daniels accuses her former lawyer of being a "puppet" by US President Donald Trump and of betraying her by working closely with Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

- New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez unveiled a new pro-EU government with the most women in modern history, with 11 female and six male ministers. The new executive composed by the 46-year-old, who ousted conservative veteran Mariano Rajoy as prime minister last Friday in a no-confidence vote, includes astronaut Pedro Duque as science minister.

-ICYMI: Miss America will scrap the swimsuit portion from the pageant.

- Gardenia Bakeries investing two billion pesos for another fully automated world-class bread manufacturing plant in Pampanga that will serve the growing market in central and northern Luzon. Company President Simplicio Umali Jr. said the Pampanga factory will have a production capacity of 200,000 loaves and buns per day, making it Gardenia’s second largest facility in the country next to its Laguna plant.

- In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors made a come-from-behind win against Cleveland Cavaliers at the score of 110-102.

- iHOP, the International House of Pancakes, is now renamed as iHOB

- Feng Qingfeng replaces Jean-Marc Gales as CEO of Group Lotus.

- The Love Live Sunshine manholes in Numazu city got pulled out due to vandalism cases.

- pixiv Representative Director Hiroaki Nagata resigned from his position amidst a lawsuit filed by an anonymous former idol for sexual charges.

- Riko Sakurauchi is the third addition of the Love Live! Sunshine!! Blu-Ray cover figure range by With Fans!. It's available to order starting at 13,704 Yen plus tax and delivery and arrives this March 2019.

Riko Sakurauchi
Blu-Ray cover version


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