Monday, December 21, 2015

Let's Do The News (December 21, 2015)

- Government agencies across the Philippines are coordinating to deliver relief goods and work on the early recovery of areas hit by the two typhoons Nona and Onyok the past week. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, an estimated 59.9 million pesos worth of relief assistance was provided to affected areas as of Friday. The Department of Social and Welfare Development provided 51.3 million pesos while LGUs and NGOs gave 8.1 million pesos and 463,050 pesos respectively.

- The Commission of Elections will release the provisional lists of candidates for the May 2016 elections this Wednesday.

- US Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton stressed her determination to rid the world of Islamic State militants while criticizing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. At the third televised Democratic presidential debate last Saturday, Clinton states that the most important job of being the leader is to keep Americans safe. She said that Trump might end up being the ISIL's best recruiter due to his outrageous bluster and bigotry to inflame people.

- Indonesian authorities have arrested nine people on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks in the country. About five of the suspects are supporters of the Islamic State militants while the remaing are members of a domestic Islamist group. The suspects plotted attacks on the islands of Java, Sumatra, and Kalimantan this month.

- Drone flights will be banned by the Mie Prefectural assembly over or near the venues of next year's G7 summit. The order that passed the assembly prohibits the flying of UAVs over Kashiko-jima ISland in Shima, where the summit takes places as well as anywhere within 1.5km of the island.

- GT3 race cars racing at the Nurburgring will have their power reduced by 10%, for safety purposes at next year's race following the killing of a spectator this year.

- A second screening for the 2020 Tokyo Games emblems are underway and over ten members of an expert panel of the events' organizing committee began the two-day screening on Monday. About 311 out of the 10,666 entries that qualified for consideration passed last week's 1st round.

- Michael Bay's take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with their upcoming Summer 2016 sequel; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Check out the trailer!

- We all heard the news that Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach was named this year's Miss Universe after an error that caused Miss Colombia stripped off her titled. It was an honest mistake because everyone makes mistakes but there's one candidate who weren't happy with the fiasco. Miss Germany Sarah-Lorraine Reik was dismayed over the controversial result and why she didn't approach Pia Wurtzbach to congratulate her because she said none of them voted for Philippines.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, looks like hope's at hand for the De Explorer sisters and Yaya Dub because they'll be joining a Christmas caroling competition where the winner will get a brand new house and lot. Looks like our favorite golden girls and the yaya will start practicing in the hopes for a new home but then, a phone call rang on Lola Nidora. There's someone going to help her but who's going to help? Tune in next time and find out!


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