Thursday, January 28, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 28, 2016)

- During the meeting between Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and the Japanese Imperial Couple Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, a group of comfort women criticize the president for allegedly ignoring their demand for justice and apology. A group known as the Liga Ng Mga Lolang Pilipina protested on how they were ignored by Aquino who instead chose to speak about business with the imperial couple.

- The Commission of Election collaborates with Facebook to promote the May 9 elections.  This collaboration allows Facebook to source out questions for COMELEC's debates for presidential and vice presidential candidates. Earlier, COMELEC collaborated with Twitter to allow voters to interact with the top election candidates.

- Outgoing Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou left the country to visit an island holding in the disputed South China Sea. Accompanied by about 30 staff member, the soon-to-be-replaced Taiwanese leader left Taipei aboard an air force cargo plane bound for Taiping Island. As his term is going to be replaced by the incoming Tsai Ing-wen (who won the recent elections), Ma's visit aims to emphasize Taiwan's sovereignty claim over the South China Sea.

- The top opposition groups from Syria are threatening to protest UN-backed peace talks until their government lifts blockades on opposition-held areas. The United Nations has invited representatives from both Syrian government and opposition groups to Geneva for the first peace talks in two years, due to start on Friday.

- As the rise of the machines continue through the years, American IT company Google used artificial intelligence to beat a human professional in the Japanese board game of Go.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, it's the clash of two different time periods because for AlDub's 28th weeksary, it's 1945 meets 2016 because while Lola Nidora's busy retelling the post-war love story between her and Anselmo, Alden and Yaya Dub celebrated their 28th weeksary at the studio. However, the timeframe is all messed up with the arrival of Mama Ariana Miley and her yaya Beyonce from 1945 to the present-day Broadway Centrum, questioning everyone where in the world is Nidora.

- Meanwhile, AlDub scored themselves on a cover shoot in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine PH.

- The Alpinestars Car Pack on Forza Motorsport 6 for the XBOX One console is now available. IT's available for free via Car Pass or for 6.99 USD. It features cars like the 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype, 1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7, Pontiac Aztek (as seen from Breaking Bad), the Sunbeam Tiger, the Alfa Milano QV, the 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5 and the Subaru SVX.

- HERE IT IS! After the recent livestream, the upcoming PS4-exclusive IDOLM@STER game now has a name; THE IDOLM@STER Platinum Stars. Complete with the generically new logo for the series, Platinum Stars features a much refined, recharged, and reloaded dynamics built specifically for the PS4. From the updated looks of your favorite 765 PRO idols, new and indigenous ways to play, and a brand new storyline. It's coming this 2016.


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