Thursday, March 10, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 10, 2016)


- The Philippines Health Insurance Corporation or PHILHEALTH downplayed reports allayed the fears of members and stakeholders and denied reports that it can only operate for 10 more months. Alex Padilla, the president and CEO of PHILHEALTH, clarified that the state health firm remains stable and their funds remain robust and steadily growing. Padilla issued an official statement in response to yesterday's news that "PhilHealth is dying due to fund payout larger than its members’ monthly contributions and income” and that may have caused panic among PhilHealth’s members and stakeholders.

- Jovito Salonga, the former Senate President passed away at the age of 95. Salonga was the leading opposition leader during the Marcos regime. He was elected president of the Liberal Party in 1985.

- Senate President Franklin Drilon vowed to stop COMELEC from delaying the May 9 elections following the Supreme Court order to print vote receipts. COMELEC chairman Juan Andres Bautista said that printing receipts may have an impact on the poll body's timeline as there are only two months left before the election, but Drilon reminded them that it has no legal basis to delay the election.

- At the recent democratic debate in Florida, Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton blasted her rival Bernie Sanders for being too far left on his actions but also seeking to cast him as ally of the far-right militiamen on the subject of immigration. In Clinton's point of view, condemning Sanders is proof that she isn't ready to deal against the Republicans but she is still trying to make a case against Sanders as the Florida primary kicks off next Tuesday.

- Three B-2 stealth bombers were dispatched by the United States. These bombers had been deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base in the state of Missouri and they will conduct training exercises with allies and friendly nations, mostly from the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Observers say the dispatch is aimed at demonstrating the ability of US forces to respond to the activities of China and North Korea.

- For two days in a row, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps from Iran has test-fired ballistic missiles, causing criticism from the United States and a chance of raising the issue with the UNSC. Last year, Iran made a deal with six world powers to restrict their nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions but it has insisted it will not make concessions on its missile program.

- The Opel/Vauxhall Astra K is named as the 2016 European Car of the Year.



- Disney unveiled a first image for their upcoming reboot of the TV animated classic Duck Tales, coming to Disney XD this 2017.


- TV personality Kris Aquino decides to take a break from her showbizness for health reasons.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, despite Alden's still in his Dubai gig...again...the 34th weeksary of AlDub is never forgotten until the sudden arrival of Yaya Dub's stepmother, Caitlyn "Dudang" Smash, showed up, knowing that she wants them to invite in her house tomorrow. The lolas are not ready to enter so to decide if they're going or not, they've challenged Dudang to a game of knock-knock jokes and the lolas won but because of Yaya Dub's persuasion to meet her stepmom, they're decided to go but what's the address? Tune in next time and find out! 

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