Friday, December 19, 2014

Let's Do The News! (December 19, 2014)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- Air strikes from a US-led coalition have killed 3 senior members of ISIS in Iraq. This was announced by a high-ranking US military officer and this latest killings deliver a massive damage to the Islamic aggressors' planning, command, and control.

- US President Barack Obama announced that the nation's government will not be imposing new sanctions against Russia for now while signing the Ukraine Freedom Support Act into law.

- Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona is officially resigned from his position, according to the latest announcement from the Malacanang.

- In preparation for Christmas and New Year in the Philippines, all service firearms of all policemen from all over the country will be taped shut as the Philippine National Police aims for a gun-free revelry to prevent cases of indiscriminate firing, starting this Monday.

- During the Youth Summit 2014 held at Quezon City, President Benigno Aquino III warned against a popular app game "Clash of Clans" and the habit of taking a selfie, calling them a distraction that the Filipino youth should be wary of.

- Dutch supercar maker Spyker has officially been declared bankrupt after efforts of restructuring its finances and getting back on track were failed. According to the press release, the funding it was banking on "did unfortunately no reach the company in time" and the boss of Spyker, Victor R. Muller said that they will bring back Spyker as soon as practically possible.

- Part of celebrating the launch of Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS range, a cafe called Shibuya Parco is having a special Pokemon Cafe next month until the end of February. Customers can enjoy an original menu inspired by the world of Pokemon and its characters. There's a whole range of Pokemon goodies on sale during the event and yes, customers can get a special Pikachu for use in ORAS as well.

- Yes. Doctor Who returns for its 9th season this late 2015 and the title of the first episode of the ninth season will be titled The Magician's Apprentice.

- Also, the first teaser trailer for the upcoming 3rd season of BBC America's Orphan Black hits the web and it's coming this April 18th next year.

- WATCH OUT! Marika Tachibana from the Nisekoi anime gets her own Nendoroid from Good Smile Company! She's available this May starting at just ¥3,889 (Before Tax).

Nendoroid Marika Tachibana


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