Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Let's Do The News! (April 1, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- NO WATER FOR HOLY WEEK! Some parts in Manila and Cavite, serviced by Maynilad Water Services, will have no water during Holy Week.

- Mitsubishi Motors Philippines buys the mothballed Ford manufacturing plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna, and plans to relocate their headquarters from Cainta, Rizal, and manufacturing begins next year.

Report: Mitsubishi to buy Ford's manufacturing plant in Laguna
The old Ford manufacturing plant in Laguna

- Japanese motoring journalists were invited to drive the prototype version of the 2015 Daihatsu Copen. Yes, the brand's kei sports roadster is back and it will be heavily inspired from last year's KOPEN FUTURE ADVANCED concept as seen from the Tokyo Motor Show. According to reports, Daihatsu will be launching their reborn Copen this summer.

【解説】ダイハツ 新型コペン 新型車解説/渡辺陽一郎 -200万円を切る価格で登場-
Pre-production model of the 2015 Daihatsu Copen

- Number of people died by the deadly Ebola Virus outbreak in Guinea, West Africa, has now risen to 78.

- Looks like Thailand's motor industry is really catching up to the top as Mitsubishi plans to establish their R&D center and test track in this country, and Volkswagen plans to put up their manufacturing plant here. General Motors is no stranger either as they announced that they have plans for Thailand to produce their own GM vehicle to comply with Phase 2 of the Thai government's eco car program.

- Vhong Navarro approves to use his mauling scene for his upcoming film.

- NATO sees no sign of the Russians pulling back from the Ukrainian border.

- There is still no sign of the MH370 cockpit transcript as the search for the missing plane continues.

- Senator Grace Poe denies rumors about her 2016 president candidacy.

- Actress Kristen Bell talks in a recent interview from hmv.com that she was once obsessed with The Little Mermaid when she was a little girl.

- Manhart tweaks the BMW M135i to have over 400HP of power and calls it the MH1 400, making the almost-hot hatch even more hotter.

- The Philippine Government warns that they are prepared for possible paybacks from China including the sabotage from the country's electric sector.


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