Monday, February 29, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 29, 2016)

- The Philippines called on the People's Republic of China to respect the forthcoming decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the case of the South China Sea dispute, following the accusation by a Chinese official saying that the Philippines made a political provocation in seeking international arbitration over the sea row. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said that the Philippines, as well as the global community, are asking China to respect the forthcoming ruling and together advance an international rules-based regime,

- With the Nationalist People's Coalition adopted presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe and her running mate Senator Chiz Escudero as their bets, the two candidates admitted that the endorsement of the NPC will be a big help to their campaign in the May 2016 elections.

- The remains of the late President Elpidio Quirino was transferred from Makati's South Cemetery to the Heroes' Cemetery in Taguig City. February 29, 2016 marks the 60th death anniversary of the sixth president of the Philippines as he will be named as the third president to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, joining the ranks of the late President Carlos Garcia and Diosdado Macapagal.

- The Syrian opposition posted online footage of what is says that government forces continuing their attacks despite the ceasefire agreement took effect on Saturday. Opposition forces state that Russian-backed government forces conducted airstrikes and shelling in different parts of the country. Government forces appear to be claiming the targets are terrorists groups that are excluded from the ceasefire.

- Last Saturday's South Carolina primary sees former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beaten Bernie Sanders by a huge margin. Clinton gained 73.4% of the votes with Sanders got 25.9%. She won three out of the first four rounds of the Democratic nomination contest and with the so-called "Super Tuesday" draws near, which will be held in over 10 states (half have high percentages of black voters), looks like her goal of being the first female leader will be on the balance.

- Mazda reportedly that they will stop selling minivans including the the Premacy, the Biante, and the MPV and expected to replaced by an SUV in the near future.

- Your next Domino's delivery will soon be quicker than expected because the fast-food joint showcased their Chevrolet Spark-based DXP pizza delivery vehicle packed with every gadgets your local pizza delivery man will be jealous of.

- Box-office director Wenn Deramas passed away at the age of 49 due to his cardiac arrest, according to reports. Direk Wenn worked on numerous hit films such as the Ang Tanging Ina trilogy, Volta, D' Lucky Ones, Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo, Petrang Kabayo, two Praybeyt Benjamin films, This Guy's In Love With U Mare, Sisterakas, Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy, and last year's film Beauty and the Bestie. He's also behind hit TV shows such as Mula Sa Puso, Saan Ka Man Naroroon, Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan, Marina, Kampanerang Kuba, Walang Kapalit, Dyosa, Kahit Puso'y Masugatan, and Flordeliza. He was awarded as Most Popular Director at last year's Box Office Entertainment Awards alongside Cathy Garcia-Molina.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, the Yaya Dub birthday week kicks off with the guesting of international recording artist Dawin, famed for his song Dessert, who performed onstage and even had a duel with Lola Nidora. What's next on Yaya Dub's birthday week that all leads up to Yaya Dub's birthday? Tune in next time and find out!


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