Friday, February 26, 2016

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

- Vice presidential aspirant Senator Alan Peter Cayetano vows that he will provide full PhilHealth coverage to all members of the Philippine Health Insurance Company if he got elected as vice president at the May 2016 elections. He made the statement during his Cebu visit to listen to the plight of indigent patients at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center as part of the "Ronda Serye" listening tour he is holding nationwide alongside Davao Mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte.

- The People's Republic of China accused the US-backed Philippines of "political provocation" in seeking international arbitration over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the decision by Philippine leaders to lodge a case with a tribunal in the Hague last year was "irresponsible to the Filipino people and the future of the Philippines".

- Meanwhile, a top American admiral expressed concern that China will exercise "de facto" control of the South China Sea following its recent activities in the disputed sea.

- Earlier, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado of Kauswagan was disqualified for using his American passport after renunciation of his US citizenship. The recent disqualification of the mayor who used US passport does not apply to the case of presidential aspirant Grace Poe.

- Former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company are set to face court trial over the March 11, 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Reports learned that court-approved lawyers have decided to indict former TEPCO chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and former vice-presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro.

- US President Barack Obama wants all parties to a planned ceasefire hostilities in Syria's civil war to work hard for its success. The USA, Russia, and other nations agreed to a ceasefire from Saturday but the agreement doesn't include attacks against Islamic State militants. The Syrian government force under President Bashar al-Assad, and opposition forces, must notify the United States or Russia of their intentions by Friday noon in Syria.

- A teaser of the upcoming Aston Martin grand tourer is now live before the full uncovering at next month's Geneva Motor Show, highlighting the history of the Aston Martin DB bloodline.

- Developer Kunos Evoluzioni announced that the launch date for the console version of their Assetto Corsa racing game has been pushed to June 3rd for Europe and June 7th for North America.

- Lotus unveiled a more powerful Evora model called the Sport 410, features a 10hp increase to its supercharged 3.5L 6-cylinder engine as well as a drop of 154lbs of weight.

2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410


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