Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 8, 2016)


- The Supreme Court ruling allowed Senator Grace Poe to be part of the presidential race for the May 2016 elections. Poe's allies praised the latest ruling of the Supreme Court to allow the senator to join the presidential race. Poe's running mate, Senator Chiz Escudero said the high tribunal once again sided with the Constitution in favoring the petition of Poe.

- The Chinese Foreign Minister took a hardline on the nation's claims to virtually all the South China Sea, saying it won't budge on their sovereignty. According to him, another nation's claim to freedom of navigation in the region does not give it the right to do whatever it wants.

- A US-led airstrike in Somalia on a training camp of the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabab has killed about 150 militants. Al-Shabab is linked to international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.

- North Korea hacked into South Korean officials' smartphones to steal information, according to the South Korean intelligence agency. The officials of the National Intelligence Service said in a cyber security meeting that the officials' phones were hacked and infected by a virus. This could be the latest in the series by the North, which had sent viruses into the systems of South Korean financial institutions and TV networks.

- Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova said she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open in January. She said she was not aware that a medication was taking a contained a banned substance. The former tennis champion said she didn't know the medicine she took for the past 10 years included a substance that was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency this year.

- BMW celebrates their 100th anniversary with the unveiling of the Vision Next 100 Concept, a concept car highlights the next 100 years of automobiles.

BMW Vision Next 100 Concept

- The VW Golf GTi doesn't get even more track focused than this with the unveiling of the race-prepped GTi TCR.

VW Golf GTi TCR

- Actress Cristine Reyes broke silence about the sudden resignation of Vivian Velez from the TV drama Tubig at Langis.

TTFN!!!

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