Monday, December 28, 2015

Let's Do The News (December 28, 2015)

- Presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe and running mate Senator Chiz Escudero thanked the Supreme Court for issuing temporary restraining orders against COMELEC's rulings that disqualified Poe.

- Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte promises that if elected, he will rid the Philippines of half of the estimated 3,000-5,000 drug lords operating in the country, according to his running mate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.

- Twenty-seven mountaineers who got stranded over the Christmas weekend in Mount Pinatubo were rescued by local disaster management teams. Based on a TV report, the team got stranded at Mt. Pinatubo Delta 5 Sapang Uwak, and area located within Porac town. Details of their whereabouts were received by local authorities via text message sent by one of the mountaineers, saying some of the mountaineers were hurt and the team ran out of necessities.

- The Iraqi military successfully regained control of a government complex in the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State militants. According to the spokesman for the Iraqi government forces, the hostile militants are retreating and their operation to recapture Ramadi were successful.

- The governments of Japan and South Korea finally reached an agreement to resolve the wartime issue that strained bilateral ties. Foreign ministers from both nations finished talks on the comfort women issue and said they have resolved the issue definitely and irreversibly.

- Protests continue against the death sentences handed down by a Thai court to migrant workers from Burma. The court sentenced two men last week for the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao in September of last year. The defendants denied their charges but they are arguing they were forced to confess under police brutality.

- Suzuki will display specially prepped versions of their recently launched Alto Works as well as its upcoming Ignis compact crossover at this January's Tokyo Auto Salon.

- Remember the cartoon movie The Croods? Guess what, they'll be spawning a Netflix original series titled Dawn of the Croods. Check out the trailer of the upcoming 2D cartoon show coming soon to Netflix subscribers.

- Shocking news to Lovelivers everywhere as Yoshino Nanjou, the fripside vocalist and the seiyuu behind our favorite μ's member Eli Ayase from Love Live! School Idol Project, will not attend at the New Year's Kohaku song battle. The seiyuu is suffering from knee injuries.

- The Directors' Guild of the Philippines, Inc. condemned the disqualification of Erik Matti's Honor Thy Father film, which starred John Lloyd Cruz, from the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival awarding night's best picture category last Sunday night. The DGPI called the film's disqualification "A DISHONOR TO THE INDUSTRY".


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