Friday, December 18, 2015

Let's Do The News (December 18, 2015)

- According to PAGASA, about twenty areas in Mindanao have been placed on Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Onyok. This weather disturbance continues to pose a threat at the Caraga region and it is expected to make landfall by Friday night.

- A lawyer has filed a 828-million peso plunder complaint against the ousted Makati City mayor Junjun Binay.

- Enrique Marquez, a friend of Syed Farook who was one of the couple behind the San Bernardino shootings, was arrested by US prosecutors for purchasing heavy firearms used by the masterminds behind the attack and charged with conspiring t provide support to the terrorists.

- Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia may shoot down Turkish military planes if they enter Syria's airspace. Tensions between Turkey and Russia are doubtful ever since Turkish forces shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

- The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to cut the funds of the Islamic State militants. The resolution points out that the militants gained funds by selling oil and cultural artefacts. It calls for sanctions, including a financial freeze and travel ban, against ISIL and those who support or trade with them.

- A Danish cargo ship has sunk in Singapore Strait after colliding with a Norwegian tanker. Authorities say six of the 12 crew members onboard are rescued by the other half, including two Ukrainian and four Filipino crew members, are missing.

- Hacker George Hotz, known for hacking numerous gadgets including the iPhone since 2007, made headlines again for creating his own autonomous car.

- The latest goods coming in Pokemon Center across Japan will make you BELIEVE IN STEVEN. Well, Hoenn league champion Steven Stone, that is. Releasing through numerous Pokemon Center shops in the 26th of December (with early unveiling at the Jump Festa 2016 this weekend), customers can take advantage of special BIG Rubber Key Holders featuring manga illustrations getting to know more about the Hoenn champ. There's also a special clear fie, stainless mug cup, badges, iPhone 6/6S cases, glasses case, and top it all off with a replica of Steven's Mega Stickpin.

Steven's Mega Stickpin

- In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Good Smile Company unveiled a Nendoroid of the film's First Order Stormtrooper. Now open for pre-orders, this Nendoroid costs 3,889 Yen plus tax and it will arrive this July.

Nendoroid First Order
- DON'T MISS OUT! Tomorrow on Eat Bulaga's kalyeserye, Dodong's presence will be uncovered! Who is Dodong Smash? Is he the long lost father Yaya Dub's looking for after so many years? What will Lola Nidora react when the two finally met each other? Tune in tomorrow and expect the unexpected!


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