Thursday, April 16, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 16, 2015)

- One year has passed since the deadly Sewol tragedy where 304 people, mostly school students taking on a field trip, were killed when the ferry submerged somewhere in Jindo island. South Korean president Park Geun-hye has promised to salvage the ship as possible.

- Joao Vaccari, the treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party, resigned from his position after being arrested over allegations with the troubled oil giant Petrobras. He was charged over an alleged scheme in which the party received corrupted funds from inflated deals between oil executives and construction firms.

- Japanese transport ministry officials say that the Asiana Airlines jet was flying at a normal altitude a minute before landing and skidded off the runway at Hiroshima Airport. It veered off the runway while it was landing yesterday, leaving the wing and the left-side engine heavily damaged and injuring 25 people onboard.

- According to known sources, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe plans to express remorse for the nation's past actions during World War Two in an address to the Asian-African Summit in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, next week.

- Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal denies Senator Allan Cayetano's claims that his real name is "Datucan M. Abas".

- In the upcoming Pokemon XY movie titled "Hoopa and the Clash of Ages", Ash, Pikachu, and his friends will risk everything to protect the mythical Hoopa from an imminent threat that will spell doom for all mankind. And what was that imminent threat you may ask? If you say Hoopa, then you're right because Hoopa's true identity, known as its Unbound form, has been made public. In its Unbound form, Hoopa now becomes from Psychic-and-Ghost type to a Psychic-and-Dark type and based on its appearance, it's bigger and more intimidating than the normal form we first encountered.

- Charlotte Dunois from Infinite Stratos gets her very own Nendoroid courtesy of Good Smile Company. Your favorite French beauty from the anime will be arriving this September for 3,889 Yen plus tax.

Nendoroid Charlotte Dunois

- The Opel/Vauxhall Corsa gets its high-performance OPC/VXR model, packed with
even more performance than the previous model.

2016 Vauxhall Corsa VXR

- Comedienne Ai-Ai Delas Alas has signed a two-year exclusive contract with GMA, marking her return to the Kapuso network after 16 years.

- LITTLE DID YOU KNOW: There was a Filipina that wowed the crowd in a Taiwanese talent show. Her name is Birdy Cambonero and her performance of a popular song sung by a Chinese singer impressed not just the audience but the judges as well. Another one of the news where ordinary Pinoys became bigshots in foreign talent shows.


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