Tuesday, May 24, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: More workers flee N.Korea-run restaurant

The South Korean government reported that several workers at a restaurant run by North Korea in China have escaped to another country and are seeking asylum in the South.

The South Korean Unification Ministry revealed this on Tuesday, without disclosing how many workers are they or where the restaurant is located. Reports told the defectors are women in their 20's.

Last month, 13 workers defected to the South from a North Korea-run restaurant in China. The recent defections come after North Korea's ruling party held its first congress in 36 years this month to renew loyalty to the country's leader Kim Jong Un.

Source: NHK World

Let's Do The News! (May 24, 2016)

- Former Justice Secretary and Senator-elect Leila De Lima condemns president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's proposal for shoot-to-kill orders and the return of death penalty to curb crimes in the country. De Lima said the shoot-to-kill order is unconstitutional and death penalty is murder, which is also against the law.

- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that rainy season is here. According to Esperanza Cayanan of the bureau's weather division, about eight to 17 typhoons is expected to land within the six-month forecast and expected to happen in July and peak in August. PAGASA warned that as the El Niño ends, La Niña kicks in.

- The Abu Sayyaf released a video of its Samal hostages over the weekend, with the three remaining seek help on their respective governments and incoming President Rodrigo Duterte. In a video released early this month, the Abu Sayyaf threatened to execute one of its foreign hostages if a ransom of P600 million was not paid by June 13.

- British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Great Britain will result to a recession should voters choose to leave the European Union in a referendum next month. Cameron's government released a report on Monday that estimates a Brexit would weaken the pound, raise retail prices and cost half a million jobs within 2 years.

- The Islamic State claimed responsibility for multiple attacks that killed over 150 people in two Syrian towns, serving as a retaliation for airstrikes led by the Russians and the government of President Bashar al-Assad. At least seven explosions occurred through the coastal towns of Tartous and Jableh on Monday morning.

- Over 90 people were reportedly killed in massive landslides and floods in Sri Lanka due to heavy rainfall. Disaster management officials said they have confirmed 92 people dead while 109 remain missing in the landslide-hit district of Kegalle and about 4,500 houses have been destroyed or damaged.

- General Motors will offer debit cards to owners of their Lambda platform crossovers after their fuel consumption error on their window stickers. Reports told that GM will offer reimbursements to about 135,000 customers that are worth between $450 and $1,500 each. Some owners will also have the option of being provided with an extended warranty free of charge instead of the debit card.

- The seven-seater derivative of the Renault Scenic IV, the Grand Scenic IV, has been unveiled.

2017 Renault Grand Scenic

- Tuner Vorsteiner offers the Cayman GT4-based V-CS aero package. The V-CS comes with a pre-preg carbon fiber materials with UV-inhibiting clear lacquer coating on the aero parts, 19-inch V-FF 106 wheels, and a Clubsport-inspired livery.

2016 Vorsteiner V-CS

- The official Facebook account of Eat Bulaga phenom Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza was reportedly hacked.

- Actor Xian Lim comments about last Saturday's tragedy that struck the Close Up Forever Summer concert, involving five people were reportedly died by drugs.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 23, 2016)

- The Court of Appeals finds that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who lost the vice presidential bid in the May 9 elections, guilty of indirect contempt for his allegations that dismissed Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay paid justices P50 million bribe money to stop the suspension order imposed against him by the Ombudsman. Last year, Trillanes alleged that Associate Justices Jose Reyes Jr. and Francisco Acosta received 25 million pesos each in exchange for issuing a restraining order to stop the implementation of the first suspension order issued by the Ombudsman in connection with the Makati parking building scandal.

- Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, an evangelist and longtime friend of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, said all is well between him and the president-elect. In a press briefing, Quiboloy told he had no hard feelings on Duterte and his friendship with him continues, despite being ignored by Duterte in the selection of Cabinet members.

- The Philippine National Police said it cannot conclude that the casualties at a concert in Pasay City over the weekend were drug-related until the results of the toxicology tests on the victims are released. This speculation that drug ingestion and overdose caused the death of five party-goers during and after the Close Up Forever Summer Concert at the SM Mall of Asia grounds last Saturday.

- Analysts told that if people of Britain choose to leave the European Union in next month's referendum, it could have a significant impact on the future of the bloc's integration policy. On the economic aspect, the value of Pound and the country's stock market are expected to suffer. The euro is also predicted to fall if market players regard a "Brexit" as a failure of European integration.

- A close ally of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will become the nation's new premier. This is believed to allow Erdogan to further extend what is perceived by many to be his authoritarian style of politics. Binali Yildirim, the Transport and Communications Minister, was elected as the new leader of the governing AKP at its extraordinary convention in the capital city Ankara.

- Iraq has launched military operations to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State terrorists. Iraqi Premier Haider al-Abadi said in a televised speech that the Iraqi military are approaching a moment of great victory against ISIL.

- The second-generation Peugeot 3008 crossover has been fully unveiled, packed with high-tech interior,new body, new choice of engines, and much more.

2017 Peugeot 3008

- Actress Charlize Theron's villain role in an upcoming eighth Fast and Furious movie will be named Cipher, and that name somewhat rings a bell...

- BBC is making a four-part animated adaptation of Richard Adam's Watership Down novel. CG animation will be provided by Irish animation company Brown Bag Films (the studio behind Disney's Doc McStuffins and Henry Hugglemonster, Octonauts, and Nickelodeon's Peter Rabbit) and the animation team will be led by Pete Dodd, who is co-directing, and Hugo Sands, who is producing. It will feature an all-star cast of voices such as James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Miles Jupp, Freddie Fox, Olivia Colman, and Anne-Marie Duff.

- J-Pop singer and actress Mayu Tomita is in critical condition after receiving multiple stab wounds from a knife-wielding fan on Saturday. Mayu is a former member of a girl group Secret Girls and she was busy with her acting and singing career while finishing college. Reports told that Mayu was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Koganei, western Tokyo, when a suspect stabbed her two dozen times in the neck and chest with a knife. The police had apprehended the suspect and charged with attempted murder.


FIA Formula E 2015-2016 - Berlin

With all that action happened at the streets of Berlin during the 2015-2016 season of the FIA Formula E Championship, looks like there's someone trying to play catchup against the overall leader and with Renault e.dams' Sebastian Buemi scored his win, the overall gap between him and Lucas di Grassi's is now just a single point. Because of such a small gap between two of Formula E's finest, the two-part finale in London, happening on the 2nd and 3rd of July, will decide who will bag the title.


Power Duo is #PGT5GrandWinner

At the Philippines Got Talent Season 5 grand finals held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, the Power Duo from Angono, Rizal, emerged as the grand winner, defeating the likes of wordplay master Ody Sto. Domingo and the fire-wielding Amazing Pyra.

The Power Duo scored 100% of the votes from the general public, 33.4% more than Pyra and 49.39% more than Ody, enough for them to win the two million peso cash prize and more.

Congratulations, Power Duo, for winning PGT5!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tekken 7 Soundtrack

Tekken 7 Soundtrack

Launched in the arcades in honor of two decades of Bandai Namco's hard-hitting fighting game franchise, Tekken 7 is a bold evolution to the franchise featuring an eclectic cast of returning and new fighters fans and newcomers can enjoy. With e-sports is becoming a major breakthrough in the world of video games, Tekken 7 is being recognized as one of the fighting games that will set the standards in the competitive world of e-sports.

The original soundtrack of the Tekken 7 arcade games has arrived and this two disc compilation is jam-packed with techno-inspired tracks as heard in-game. Made by the same folks behind hit Bandai Namco games, these tracks are pulse-pounding, mind-blowing, heart-stopping, high-speed, and an edge-on-your-seat, guaranteed to get you a kick like you expect from your Tekken 7 arcade playing experience.


Disc 1:
1) Heat Haze Shadow
2) Fight Night
3) Dojo 1st
4) Dojo 2nd
5) Ruin 65 1st
6) Ruin 65 2nd
7) Equator Line 1st
8) Equator Line 2nd
9) Arctic snowfall 1st
10) Arctic snowfall 2nd
11) The day before the glass matrix 1st
12) The day before the glass matrix 2nd

Disc 2:
1) Empty Your Mind 1st
2) Empty Your Mind 2nd
3) A Grain of Sand 1st
4) A Grain of Sand 2nd
5) Volcano 1st
6) Volcano 2nd
7) KAZUMI's Theme
8) Devil KAZUMI
10) Dream Chest
11) Continue?
12) Game Over
13) The Long Goodbye

In case you missed a very special LLSIF announcement

Love Live! Sunshine!!

Yesterday, in case you just missed a special announcement during the School Idol Festival Thanksgiving Festival 2016 event hosted by the voices behind Uranohoshi Girls High School's idol unit, Aqours, from Love Live! Sunshine!!, the second generation of the Love Live franchise, some fantastic news broke out from the voices of Aqours because coming this 5th of July, 2016, Aqours will be joining on a major update on the School Idol Festival app game.

With over 16 million users in Japan got hooked on the hit mobile game based on the hit Love Live! School Idol Project franchise, the Aqours update will be live on the 5th of July, 2016, probably the date the Love Live Sunshine anime kicks off the telly. In this upcoming update, a brand new Aqours main story with full voices will be added and you will be able to scout Aqours idols through Honor Scouting.

As you scout for either μ's and Aqours idols, be on the lookout for a new rarity called SSR, which slots between SR and UR. You can expect four new sets of cards per month and alternate events as well as two new songs per month.

An ultra-hard MASTER difficulty setting will be added and as the difficulty suggests, it will be the hardest difficulty setting at all and expect blisters on your fingers going for broke. However, bonuses will be greater if you tried so hard on this new difficulty setting.

Also, you can now switch between μ's and Aqours for backgrounds, menus, and so on as well as a brand new user interface.

For those who still have hangovers with μ's after that final concert last spring, don't fret because the arcade version called School Idol Festival ~afterschool Activity~ will be launched this winter in Japanese arcades.

Thousands gathered at INC's historic event at Philippine Arena

Satellite Imagery: Google

Thousands of devotees have been gathered at the Philippine Arena to take part at Iglesia Ni Cristo's historic Worldwide Intensive Propagation, spearheaded by the INC's Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.

The Worldwide Intensive Propagation is a worldwide Evangelical mission, which is a study of God's words written in the Bible and reconnect to what really matters. Because this is a worldwide Evangelical mission, INC devotees outside of the Philippine Arena participated this historic event at their nearest INC churches not just in the Philippines but the rest of the world.

Days before the historic INC event occurred, devotees took part in the worldwide distribution of pamphlets, introducing many Filipinos the brief history of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and why this religious institution matters to every Filipinos' faith and trust in God. The INC warned the motorists that heavy traffic along NLEX is bound on the day of the event and apologize for the motorists' inconvenience they caused.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo made huge headlines last year following reports of alleged kidnappings of members for allegedly spreading misinformation about corruption in one of the Philippines' most influential religious groups. Felix Nathaniel "Angel" Manalo and his mother Tenny was fired by executive minister Eduardo Manalo after the two claimed that their lives are in danger because of alleged death threats, probably a standoff between the religious movement's management and the alleged abduction of some of its members.

Last year's Felix Manalo biopic, which starred actor Dennis Trillo as Felix Manalo, the founder of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, broke two Guinness World Records for Largest Attendance For A Film Screening and Largest Attendance For A Film Premiere, with 42,624 attendees watched the film on its world premiere last early October at the Philippine Arena.

List of Angry Birds collaborations

Continuing on the Angry Birds Movie celebration, let's tackle now onto the list of franchises angrily collaborated with the Angry Birds. It can be from a family movie about birds just like them, a battle between Autobots and Decepticons, or even a fight from the galaxy far far away, the war between the birds and the pigs are everywhere, even in collaborations!

Angry Birds

Angry Birds Rio - Rovio collaborated with FOX and Blue Sky Studios to create Angry Birds Rio, where the Angry Birds landed to the city of Rio de Janeiro and they're on a round the city adventure to save the stars of the Rio movies, Blu and Jewel. It features over 320 levels across 12 episodes inspired from the Rio movies.

Angry Birds Star Wars - The force is stronger with this one as the Angry Birds take on the legendary Star Wars franchise in Angry Birds Star Wars. In this game, the Rebel birds must take on the Imperial Pigs just like what happened in the legendary trilogy. It features the same Angry Birds recipe like the rest but with all the lightsabers and lasers at your dispersal, it's all about using your Force against the Pigtroopers in over hundred levels inspired from the Star Wars saga.

Angry Birds Star Wars Episode II - Angry Birds Star Wars Episode II brings the Angry Birds mania to the Star Wars prequel trilogy; from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Aside from the heroic birds offered in the game, Episode II allows you to play as your favorite pigs dressed as your favorite villains from the prequel trilogy, from Darth Maul to General Grievous. For added fun, players can place their Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods figures on their device's camera and join the fun in the galaxy far far away.

Angry Birds Transformers - It's more than meets the eye as the battle between Autobots and Decepticons in the world of Transformers has been given the Angry Birds treatment. In this game, the EggSpark has turned eggs into fearsome robots threatening to destroy Piggy Island and it's up to the Autobirds and the Deceptihogs to settle their differences and save the day. Players can collect their favorite Autobirds and Deceptihogs, transform from vehicle modes to robot modes back and forth for added strategy, powerful upgrades to your favorite characters, and shoot your way to the finish. Oh yeah, unlike other games, Angry Birds Transformers is a side-scrolling shooter game. No slingshots necessary because you got lasers and if things get dirty, you can get help from your mates!

Angry Birds Action! - As the official game for The Angry Birds Movie, Angry Birds Action! is a pinball game where you will shoot Red and his gang through multiple obstacles and come like a wrecking ball in different levels inspired from The Angry Birds Movie.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

What's your favorite Angry Birds game?

The Angry Birds Movie finally hits movie theaters, so in honor of the movie adaptation of the angriest app game off all time, it might be a better way to ask yourself, as an Angry Birds fan, if do you have a favorite Angry Birds game that suits your liking. Don't be doggone but it's fun to find out which Angry Birds game made it your favorite.

Angry Birds

Angry Birds - Ah, the original Angry Birds game. You determine which Angry Bird is suitable in multiple scenarios and there goes that trial-and-error feel that made you try and try until you get three stars in all levels. You starting to know which Bird fits on scenarios and watch the havoc as everything falls on top of the piggies and when there are still left, you know what to do, try and try until you rid them all.

Angry Birds Friends - If you love Angry Birds but if you're somewhat a competitive type, then the Friends game was made for you. Sure, it may have six different levels popping up every week but one goal in the game of Angry Birds Friends is gain bragging rights against other players from around the globe in series of tournaments that will test your bird-slinging skills.

Angry Birds Seasons - Seeing Angry Birds messing around world holidays never felt so much fun in Angry Birds Seasons. It features the same Angry Birds mechanics you love but with some added twist that will keep you guessing what's next. With 26 themed episodes, over 775 levels, unique power-ups, and super special one-off Pig Days levels, it's Angry Birds making the most of global occassions.

Angry Birds Space - The battle between the birds and the pigs goes interstellar with Angry Birds Space, This installment features a much different mechanic compared to past Angry Birds games with space-themed levels, zero-gravity features, and different ways to obliterate the pigs in the galaxy. This game is collaborated with NASA and it features special clips where you'll learn more about the Solar System. It's fun and educational at the same time.
Bad Piggies - Onto the different side of the coin, it's good to be the bad guy and for this spin-off, you are trying to aim higher to accomplish your objective. That's how Bad Piggies kicked in and as a pig, you can assemble different contraptions and navigate through different puzzles. One catch for sure, if you want to collect all the stars, you'll need more and more upgrades to piece the piggies' rides and accomplish where you left off.

Angry Birds GO! - Angry Birds gone racing in Angry Birds Go!, a fun-filled racing game where players can select as their favorite Angry Birds characters, race in different locations, and blow away the competition with an array of power-ups, kart upgrades, and so much more.

Angry Birds Stella - An Angry Birds game for the girls, finally. Now it's time to let the chicks play rough against the pigs and in this game, take full advantage of Stella and friends' abilities to wipe out enemy pigs that gets in their way and fight their way against the evil Bad Princess to save Golden Island.

Angry Birds Epic - The birds gone strategic in Angry Birds Epic, a strategic RPG game where players assemble the angriest of the Angry Birds and take on epic battles against wave of pigs level after level. To get the most out of it, players can level up their favorite birds or find epic weapons that will turn the battle to their favor. Strategy is important here when it comes to survive against the wave of enemy pigs.

Angry Birds POP! - Puzzle game lovers gone angry over the Angry Birds POP! game, a colorful puzzle game where players shoot bubbles and drop the piggies to clear levels.

Angry Birds Fight! - This Puzzle RPG game from the world of Angry Birds is just one of the many that put a new spin on pointless puzzle games. In this game, players can equip their favorite birds an arsenal of weapons and armor and battle against wave of pigs in series of puzzles. It takes logic to master this kind of battle and you can gain upgrades that can turn the tide of the battle.

Angry Birds 2 - The sequel to the hit app game blew the fans away with incredible graphics, new and exciting ways to play, an array of birds and powerups, and so much more to describe just how angry Angry Birds 2 is, in veterans and newcomers' perspectives, perhaps.

What's your favorite Angry Bird game?

The Angry Birds Movie

One of the angriest family movie adaptation of one of the angriest app games ever launched has landed on the big screen as The Angry Birds Movie will show jut how "angry" this family movie is and judging by just how awesome is the movie is, this blows...

The Angry Birds Movie

So, what's it all about The Angry Birds Movie? Well, it's about three birds (played by comedian Jason Sudeikis, Frozen's Josh Gad, and Danny McBride) declared war on the bad piggies after the pigs' "friendly arrival" ended up stealing the birds' beloved eggs for food. Yep, as if they didn't had enough problems, these birds can't fly but they have to devise something that can launch themselves through piggy territory and that's how the Angry Birds story kicks in, featuring some of the iconic birds as seen from the franchise.

Anyway, no need to explain the whole story about how our favorite video game birds declared war against the pigs for numerous reasons but alas, here goes the many people who think that this film is considered to be...cute. Well, don't ask but nothing's cute about the characters depicted in the movie adaptation of everyone's favorite video game that made millions of angry users launched millions of birds for the record, because the more this movie progressed, the more you can imagine just why there are some would refer it to be cute.

Although the story can be somewhat too tacky, the fun factor as a family movie really blows like the black Angry Bird because with all that comedy and adventure, and the never ending fight between good and evil, it's clear to say that The Angry Birds Movie is not a cute movie but rather an awesome movie just like The Lego Movie years ago because when you think this movie is cute, it's tad boring but when you think that this movie is awesome, it really is an awesome film to have the rest of the family enjoy it.

It's been minutes since fans got hooked from the Angry Birds franchise on their smartphones and with this film, this hilarious family movie brings "Angry" to a whole new meaning and who can blame this? It's the birds we have to thank.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5


On the May 20, 2016 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Street food gags

- Some guy explains what to do with these...

- Hugot lines for the fiesta!

- Antonietta's got involved to a bar fight!

- A press conference with a movie star reveals something...

- Istambay, Istambay sa Looban, Kunin Ang Pamaypay at Upuan, Makinig Habang Naiinitan, Dun Iikot Ang Ating...KWENTUHAN?!

- Patients are discovering something about this nurse...

- Mom's acting outsmart the candidate in the political ad!

- More news reversed in OPPOSITE NEWS!

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