Friday, December 25, 2015

Let's Do The News (December 25, 2015)

- The Malacanang Palace expressed hope that Filipinos' optimism will prevail during the Christmas season and the year ahead. According to the recent Social Weather Station survay, 72% of Filipinos expect happy Christmas, the highest in 12 years.

- According to COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista, Senator Grace Poe should be allowed to run in the May 2016 presidential elections. The COMELEC Chairman expressed his dissenting opinion over the two resolutions of the full session of the poll body have the First and Second Divisions disqualify Poe.

- People from around the globe gathered at a Christmas mass in the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem for annual festivities, including a midnight mass held at the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Jesus Christ was born and it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors prayed for peace amid months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

- Russia's new space center, the Vostochny Cosmodrome, is expected to be finished early next year and the first rocket launch is scheduled to begin at the end of April. The Russian government began construction in the Amur Region since 2011.

- 14 people died in a rare series of winter tornadoes in the United States. Harsh weather conditions have spawned 24 tornadoes in seven states, including Illinois, since Wednesday.

- Last November's Paris attacks sees a surge in young people volunteering to join the military, according to France's defense ministry. By early December, about 170,000 inquires about enrollment have reached, 50,000 more than last year.

- Daihatsu will display specially-made Copen concepts for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon from the 15th to the 17th of January, 2016. Concepts include a hardtop coupe concept and a three door hatchback concept. Apart from that, specially tuned Cast range will be featured as well.

- Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled their first teaser trailer for the upcoming new animated film Storks. CHECK IT OUT.

- All entries for the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival are now showing in theaters across the Philippines. Entries include love stories such as My Bebe Love, #WalangForever, and All You Need Is Love, horror movies such as Haunted Mansion, and Buy Now, Die Later, the action flick Nilalang, crime drama Honor Thy Father, and the cop buddy flick Beauty and the Bestie.


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