Thursday, May 12, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 12, 2016)



- With Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine Elections, lawmakers can expect an independent Senate that can have a working relationship with him. While they kept mum on the possible changes in the next composition of the chamber, incumbent Senate President Frank Drilon and reelected Senator Tito Sotto assured Duterte that the Senate will cooperate with him.

- Supporters of Vice Presidentiable Senator Bongbong Marcos staged a protest at Rizal Park to express solidarity with him. The son of the infamous dictator Ferdinand Marcos has accused the Aquino administration of rigging election results in favor of its candidate, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, in the heated vice presidential race. The administration denied this.

- A Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rattled the northeast coast of Taiwan, following with strong aftershocks. The quake struck at a depth of 10km at 1117 hours local time, according to the USGS, just east of the coastal city of Yilan, 60km from Taipei. There were reports of light damage according to Yilan fire department.

- About 89 people were reportedly killed from series of explosions in Baghdad, Iraq. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks.

- A former head of Britain's national intelligence agency MI5 warned Wednesday against the prospect of leaving the European Union, saying it would weaken the country at a time of increased threats. Eliza Manningham-Buller, who headed MI5 from 2002 to 2007, said that UK is safer in the EU. Numerous current and former security officials have spoken out in favor of a "remain" vote in Britain's June 23 membership referendum but some have said the country could be safer outside the EU.

- The CEO of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia committee says there hasn't been state-sponsored doping in the country, disputing a key finding of a World Anti-Doping Agency Investigation. WADA commission head Dick Pound said last year that Russia seemed to have been sporting a "state-sponsored" doping program in track and field, but the World Cup committee chief Alexey Sorokin says "it's not like it’s claimed occasionally — that it’s part of a national policy. On the contrary, it’s been said publicly that our policy is no tolerance against doping.”

- A group of nine climbers made it to the top of Mount Everest on Wednesday, marking them the first few to climb atop after series of disasters closed this mountain two years ago. The group reached the summit at 5:02PM, an official at the Department of Tourism, told Post over phone from Everest Base Camp.

- The brand new Top Gear is set to air on BBC Two and BBC Two HD this 29th of May, 2016.



- After the success of the 2015 Need For Speed game, the next game of EA's hit racing franchise is due 2017.

- Check out the new look of the popular Instagram social-networking app. Apart from its new logo, the new Instagram features a simplified app designed, puts more focus on the photos and videos without changing how users navigate the app.


- Today is AlDub's 43rd Weeksary on the latest Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, and while Lola Nidora's moping in sadness, AlDub showcased their footage from takeoff to their Oman stopover!



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