Monday, December 14, 2015

Let's Do The News! (December 14, 2015)

- Typhoon Nona (Melor) made a landfall in Samar and PAGASA is expecting another landfall in Sorsogon tonight. At 1000 hours, Philippine Time, Nona was located 85km east of Catarman, Northern Sama with max winds of 150kph near the center and gusts of up to 185kph. It is likely to move west at 17kph.

- Due to the persistent reports of the Abu Sayyaf Group and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters' plan to attack and engage in kidnap-for-ransom activities, several places in the Philippines including tourist spots were placed in terrorism threat level 3 or high terrorism threat category. It includes Palawan, Boracay, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Kidapawan, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, and Marawi. Metro Manila was placed in level 2 due to the convergence of people during the holiday season.

- Turkey reacts calmly to a Russian warship's firing of so-called "warning shots" at a Turkish fishing boat in the Aegean sea. According to the Turkish foreign minister, the Turkish boat targeted by the Russian vessel has been confirmed and the Turkish government is investigating the matter and would make an announced if further info is obtained.

- About twenty female candidates won municipal council seats in Saturday's elections in Saudi Arabia. For the first time in the nation's history. women were allowed to vote and run in the elections. Over 2,100 seats on 284 municipal councils nationwide were opened for the chosen candidates and some say, about 900 female candidates stood up.

- Back to the French elections, the far-right anti-immigration National Front has failed to win a region. None of the parties gained over 50% of the votes in the first vote on the 6th of December. So those that won over 10% fielded candidates for the second round on Sunday. The emerged party in this round is none other than the Republican Party, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, which gained 8 regions. The left-win governing coalition led by president Francois Hollande's Socialist Party is expected to win five regions.

- The members of Burma's National League for Democracy began their clean-up campaign in the streets across the country. Last month, the party led by Aung Sang Suu Kyi won a landslide victory over the military-led government and it will form a new government led by pro-democracy forces next March.

- Citroen unveiled the e-Mehari and this electric car is amazingly the production version of the Cactus M Concept as seen on the Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the first electric car produced and developed by Citroen and it's set to be available this Spring 2016. It's powered by a 50kW electric motor capable of top speed up to 110mph and boasting 200km of city-driving range.

Citroen e-Mehari

- As anyone who enjoyed last weekend's Wake Up, Girls second movie titled Beyond the Bottom as well as the Beyond the Bottom Extend live event, we heard that new projects in the world of WUG is underway. First up, the show's rival idol group, the I-1 Club will take over Wake Up, Girls. We don't know what but anyway, I-1 Club's new single, 止まらない未来, will hit record stores on the 13th of January alongside Next Storm's new single, Resurrection. Meanwhile, the Wake Up, Girls will be performing alongside i☆Ris (the group behind the songs from the Pripara anime as you know) in a special Valentine's Day concert held at the Maihama Amphitheater on the 14th of February, 2016.

- Actress Denise Laurel was named as the grand winner on the second season of ABS-CBN's celebrity impersonating TV show, Your Face Sounds Familiar

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye; the Kalye's Angels and Yaya Dub began their life being broke in the aftermath of losing their beloved mansion. Luckily for Lola Nidora and Yaya Dub, they found a place to stay but the place they'll be staying for the night looks abandoned. Even though the place they'll be staying for the night looks abandoned, the girls decided to spending their lunch here until Alden Richards comes in to help them. Minutes later, Lola Nidora received a letter but what does the letter said? Tune in next time and find out!


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