Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 1, 2016)

- A former COMELEC chief advises Sarangani representative Manny Pacquiao to delay his final fight against Timothy Bradley, due next month, to avoid legal repercussions. Pacquiao's final fight against Tim Bradley is scheduled on April 9, which is exactly a month before the elections and such coverage would surely provide him an unfair advantage against other candidates, according to Sixto Brillantes, the ex-COMELEC chief.

- The Philippine Information Agency website has been hacked and published bogus reports against presidential candidates Mar Roxas and Vice President Jejomar Binay. The bogus reports states that Mar Roxas was resigned while Binay has admitted owning a hacienda in Batangas.

- UFC Philippines Inc, a division of NutriAsia, won the rights over the PAPA catsup brand against Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing Corp, The Supreme Court granted UFC's petition to stop BFMC from using the "Papa Boy & Device" for its commercial lechon sauce.

- As "Super Tuesday" draws near, the US State Department released the last batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private computer server, bringing the total number of emails that were withheld or censored for containing information now-deemed classified to over 2,000. 

- A United Nations panel reports on a man holding a Japanese passport helped North Korea evade longstanding UN sanctions. The UNSC's Panel of Experts on North Korea released its annual report, accusing the NoKor of continuing to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in defiance of Security Council resolutions. It says Pyongyang slipped through sanctions by modifying imported civilian goods for military purposes.

- The Bugatti Chiron has been officially unveiled prior to this week's Geneva Motor Show debut. The successor to the legendary Veyron comes with an all-new W16 engine producing over 1,500HP of power and 1,180lb-ft of torque. Equipped with the most modern technology made for this new car as well as the improved 7-speed gearbox from the Veyron, the top speed is limited to around 261mph. Apart from that, the Chiron comes with a new bodywork that delivers a drag coefficient of just 0.35 in Top Speed mode.

2017 Bugatti Chiron

- The first-ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet was unveiled prior to this month's Geneva Motor Show in base and the all-new C43 AMG 4Matic variant.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Cabriolet

- The production version of the Koenigsegg Regera is now complete and while it doesn't bother about the likes of the star of the Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Chiron, its PHEV powertrain developed for the Regera is capable of going from zero to 248 mph in 20 seconds. While the Chiron develops less than 1,500HP of power, the Regera's power output is expected to be more than 1,500HP!

2016 Koenigsegg Regera

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, it's still Yaya Dub's Birthday Week and the lolas are busy cleaning their temporary house and after minutes of punching jokes with AlDub, the lolas are clearing out their trash when suddenly, Lola Nidora found a small box. What's in the box? Tune in next time and find out!


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