Thursday, February 25, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 25, 2016)

- February 25, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. Thirty years ago, Filipinos band together to put the Marcos regime down to its knees and inspired pro-democracy uprisings in other parts in the world (like the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the return of democracy in South Korea and Romania) and must not be forgotten by Filipinos. For the full speech of President Benigno Aquino III's message about EDSA 30, CLICK HERE.

- Davao City Mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte vows that the martial law during the Marcos regime will not be happening again if elected as the new leader of the Philippines.

- The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple faces 12 other requests to unlock its encrypted devices according to the court records from the US Justice Department. The requests were made since late last year but didn't mention about the case of a suspect in December's San Bernardino shootings.

- Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization, sought continued cooperation from Brazilian officials and researchers in establishing a link between the Zika virus and a rare birth defect. Chan visited a public clinic in Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco before finishing her 2-day visit to the country.

- The North Korean women's soccer team arrived in Japan for the final round of the Asian qualifying matches for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The team flew from Beijing to Osaka on Thursday and despite sanctions after NoKor's recent rocket launch and nuclear test, they made an exemption by the Japanese government because an official said that athletes should not face discrimination based on nationality. The qualifiers kicks off on Monday and it will be a round-robin match where only the best two teams will enter the Olympics. Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, and Vietnam were one of them.

- Looks like the dream of having the world of Sword Art Online is slowly becoming a reality thanks to the cooperation with IBM Japan. They began taking preregistration for the alpha test, which will occur from the 18th to the 20th of March, 2016 and applications will be accepted until the 4th and 208 participants will be chosen.

- It may have been around for six years now but the Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback has been given a minor change with a revised exterior, revised interior, new tech, and a new logo.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

- Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson made a public apology and payed a hundred thousand pounds to former producer Oisin Tymon who was attacked in the incident last year.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, today is the 32nd weeksary of AlDub and while the lolas are busy with their fashion show gig, Alden and Yaya Dub are onstage wearing their wedding attire, which sparked outrage from Lola Nidora. Because of that kissing incident occurred recently, Lola Nidora's back to her mean self again. Any eagle-eyed viewers caught where they kissed? Anyway, tune in next time to find out!


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