Monday, April 27, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 27, 2015)

- The death toll from the Nepal quake,as of now, is now recorded to at least 3,218 people, according to officials while another 6,500 people have been injured. Dozens of people are reportedly dead in neighboring China and India.

- The Calbuco volcano is starting to weaken but remains unstable. Chilean authorities warned of incoming eruptions as this Chilean volcano erupted twice last week. Meanwhile, most Chilean and neighboring Argentinian airports have been reopened. Over 6,000 people living close to the volcano have been evacuated.

- The families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea held a rally in Tokyo on Sunday to renew their calls for better efforts to bring them back.

- According to the peace council of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law was "overwhelmingly acceptable" and "constitutional" having managed to submit its report to the House of Representatives on Monday.

- Due to the ongoing power struggle at Volkswagen Group, longtime chairman of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piech, steps down from his position after failing to get rid of Martin Winterkorn, VW CEO. His resignation could spell a major impact to Germany's biggest car manufacturer.

- Check out the new Batmobile for the upcoming Batman v Superman movie!

- Things don't go well from Konami as Hideo Kojima's "P.T" demo game, which served as the basis for the next Silent Hill game which stars TWD actor Norman Reedus in it, will have its distribution ended on April 29th. Reedus reacted to reports about its possible cancellation.

- Kids in Japan, tell your parents! There's a Pokemon-themed exhibit happening at the Miraikan science museum in Odaiba, Tokyo, where you will study the scientific principles of Pokemon and you can get a chance to become a Pokemon professor too! It opens this 8th of July in Miraikan's 1st Floor Special Exhibit Zone and tickets can be reserved at 7-Eleven, Ticketpia, e+, CN Play Guide, and JTB. Ticket preorders costs 300 yen for kids up to 1,600 yen for adults. Another great way for the Japanese families to spend their summer vacation, eh?

- Pacific Rim sequel film's schedule was pushed through its Summer 2017 release.

- TV personality Kris Aquino was partly to blame for ABS-CBN axing its long-time showbiz program The Buzz after its 16-year run. The last episode of The Buzz was aired last April 5th, shocked many viewers.

- Actor and musician Janno Gibbs leaves GMA Network and is reportedly transferring to TV5 to join with Ogie Alcasid.

- What is Dubsmash? Since it has been all the rage right now, let's talk more about the 'it" trend of 2015. Dubsmash is a smartphone app where users search for their favorite recorded sounds and then lip-synch it to their heart's content. There over 20,000,000 people can't get enough of Dubsmash and they make use of the media's most popular lines and take advantage of the world's latest trend. Even celebrities are having fun with it.


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