Thursday, October 22, 2015

Let's Do The News! (October 22, 2015)

- According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Typhoon Lando has damaged over seven billion pesos worth of agriculture and infrastructure in regions I, II, III. IV-A, IV-B, V, and Cordillera Administrative Region. As of now, death toll is now 41, 78 are injured, and five people remained unaccounted for.

- The Bureau of Immigration has been taken a stab by protesters over the deportation order against US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, who is on trial for the murder of a Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude last year.

- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe began his tour to Mongolia and five Central Asian nations for talks with the nations' leaders to boost economic ties. Abe flew from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Mongolia for his first leg of his trip, the first since cabinet reshuffling earlier this month.

- US Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will not run for presidency in next year's elections, boosting the standing of front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race for naming their Democratic presidential nomination.

- Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has drawn criticism both home and abroad over his comment that the Palestinians persuaded the Nazis to rid the world of Jewish people during the Second World War. At a conference in Jerusalem, Netanyahu referred to a meeting in 1941 between Adolf Hitler and a Palestinian Muslim leader. The opposition accused Netanyahu for distorting history by minimizing the infamous Nazi dictator's responsibility. Historians claimed that the killing of Jewish people begun before Hitler's meeting with the Muslim leader.

- Toyota USA celebrates Back To The Future day by featuring a special clip for the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle with two BTTF lead actors who played Doc Brown and Mary McFly in the trilogy. Great Scott!

- Aston Martin unveiled their Rapide-based electric premium sedan concept called the RapidE outside Lancaster House in London - the venue for a meeting between Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and President of The People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. It could preview Aston's EV drivetrain that is expected to hit the market by the next two years.

- News reporter Korina Sanchez was criticized over her airport photo. Her caption from her photo says “On my way to Cebu for a speech. Aba, opo, pumipila po ako haha!” until she edited her caption or removed for numerous reasons. Korina travelled to Cebu to address her speech for the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines, Inc.

- Today is the 14th weeksary of the AlDub love time and preparations for the big event at Philippine Arena is underway. Speaking of which, will there be a possible real kiss between Alden Richards and Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza?! The answer will be revealed this Saturday so watch for it.


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