Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 10, 2016)

- The tandem of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano slammed the administration's approval to merge the two banks such as the Land Bank and the DBP. In a statement, the tandem warned that the recent merger would restrict the two state-run banks from fulfilling their mandate of providing services to the poor.

- Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Hernando Iriberri will retire before the May 9 elections. Iriberri confirmed his retirement when asked about possible extension of service following election ban of appointing officers during election period.

- According to Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, the COMELEC may have violated Senator Grace Poe's right to due process in leaving out facts about her birth. During the fourth round of oral arguments on Poe's petition against her disqualification, Jardeleza added that COMELEC didn't consider the probability that even as a foundling, Poe is a natural-born Filipino citizen.

- As the polls for the New Hampshire Primary are closed, the results state that Republican front-runner Donald Trump and his Democrat counterpart Bernie Sanders scored the most votes.

- Chinese health authorities confirmed that a 34-year-old man in Jiangxi Province became infected with the Zika virus while visiting South America. The male experienced fever, headache, dizziness, and other symptoms on late last month while traveling in Venezuela. According to reports, the man is recovering and there is low chance that the virus will spread across China.

- According to a British think tank, the Asia-Pacific region was the only area in the world where defense spending is growing last year amid rising tensions in the South China Sea and other areas. The total defense spending for the Asia-Pacific region reached around 356 billion dollars last year.

- Two new Chevrolets are coming at this week's Chicago Auto Show; first off is the track-focused 1LE variant for the new Chevrolet Camaro featuring updated dynamics, and then there's the minor change for the Trax crossover featuring a new front face, new exterior, and new features.

2017 Chevrolet Trax
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

- In response to driver protests in Paris, France, Uber shuts down its operations in the French capital. This is part on the ongoing struggle between ride sharing service and taxis.

- A new variant for the figma of THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' Mika Jougasaki's here and this time, it's the 346 Production version, replicated after last year's anime. It's now available to order with prices start at 5,833 Yen plus tax and it arrives this July.

figma Mika Jougasaki
346 Production version

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, while Frankie's busy getting failed at different kinds of dates for Valentines, Lola Nidora challenged Alden Richards for tomorrow's 30th weeksary and that involves creating a romantic poem for Yaya Dub. What do you think it is? Tune in next time and find out!


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