Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Let's Do The News! (August 16, 2016)


- Back to the imminent Marcos burial, two lawmakers proposed changing the name of the Libingan ng mga Bayani to end the debate on the hero's burial for the late President Ferdinand Marcos. For Senator Ping Lacson, the heroes' cemetery should be renamed so that public perception may change because the cemetery is not just for heroes but also for soldiers.

- The death toll from the habagat is now at seven, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. In the latest update, one person was dead and five went missing after a flash flood at the Sumag River tunnel project in Gen. Nakar, Quezon City last Saturday. At least one worker of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System was saved. Incidences of drowning were reported in parts of Iloilo and Manila while six were injured.

- Another week, another week of Trump-related provocations and while he was speaking at the anti-terrorism conference at Ohio, Republican presidentiable Donald Trump promised "extreme vetting" of immigrants, including ideological screening that that will allow only those who "Share our values and respect our people" into the United States. US Vice President Joe Biden warned that Trump can't be trusted.

- The coach for the German Olympic team was killed in a car accident in Rio de Janeiro. Police said Stefan Henze died in hospital on Monday from massive head injuries. He was a coach for the canoe slalom team. The German team is planning a memorial ceremony on Tuesday, and German flags at all Olympic venues will be lowered to half-mast.

- The German government approves software fix for another 450,000 VW diesel models affected by the fuel efficiency discreption

- A new 2,0L Variable Compressed Turbo engine was introduced by Infiniti, which will be introduced on the next-generation QX50 (Skyline Crossover). The new engine makes 268 HP of power and 288lb-ft of torque. This new turbo engine promises a compression ratio that ranges from 8.0:1 for high-power turbo needs to a 14.0:1 ratio for fuel-sipping efficiency.


- TV personality Aga Muhlach returns to ABS-CBN to become one of the judges of the upcoming reality talent search show, Pinoy Boyband Superstar. He will be joining alongside Sandara Park, Vice Ganda, and Yeng Constantino as judges of the said show.

- Today marks the 13th monthsary of AlDub.

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