Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 26, 2016)

- The Commission of Elections announced that they're moving the start of ballot printing from the 1st to the eighth of February for the upcoming May 2016 elections. The poll body is eyeing to finish the ballot printing by the 25th of April.

- Davao City mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte will not attend at the presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City on the 21st of February unless his disqualification case is dropped.

- According to the lawyer of the presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe, there is no evidence that she is a foreigner. Legal counsel Alex Poblador shown no proof that she's a foreigner during the second round of the oral arguments on the disqualification cases against Poe.

- Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani begins his first post-sanctions trip to across Europe in Italy. Rouhani met Italian PM Matteo Renzi on Monday, nine days after international sanctions against Iran were lifted after it achieved goals of limiting its nuclear development. Italy was among Iran's top trade partners before the sanctions but trade between the two nations has been lowered to less than a quarter of pre-sanction levels.

- The World Health Organization warns that the mosquito-borne Zika virus is likely to spread to all but to countries in the Americas. The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos (similar to the dengue) and is believed to cause serious birth defects.

- The European Union has opened a new center for counter-terrorism among member states. Known as the European Counter Terrorism Centre, it was opened on Monday within the European Police Office based in The Hague, Holland.

- Ford Motor Company announced that they will stop selling cars in Japan and Indonesia due to poor market shares.

- Things are not looking so well in the making of a rebooted Top Gear show as incoming presenter Chris Evans threatens to leave the show after some arguments with the top officials of the BBC.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye; back to the 1945-ish surreal post-war love story of Anselmo and Nidora, Mama Ariana Miley imprisoned Nidora to her mansion but Anselmo managed to rescue her. However, Mama Ariana and her men caught the two lovers off-guard. What happens next? Tune in next time and find out!


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