Friday, March 11, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 11, 2016)

- The People's Republic of China has expressed alarm over the recent agreement between Japan and the Philippines for the transfer of defense equipment and technology from Tokyo to Manila. The Japanese government is set to lease five of its retired training planes to the Philippines which will be used for patrolling the disputed South China Sea.

- An anonymous donor helped Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte pay for his initial political ads that were aired before the start of the official campaign period. According to one of Duterte's spokesmen, the ads were directly placed within TV stations and he didn't know who the donor was.

- The military uncovered supposed training manuals for militants under the Islamic State from the raid into the camp used by the Maute group in Butig, Lanao del Sur last month. According to Lt. General Mayoralgo de la Cruz, the commander of the Western Mindanao Command, the troops retrieved several documents and booklets showing that the Maute brothers is trying to link up with the Islamic State.

- Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group issued an ultimatum for one month to the families of three foreigners and a Filipina captive kidnapped last year on an island resort in Samal, Davao del Norte to meet their demands or face execution.

- Today marks the 5th anniversary of the March 11 disasters and people across Japan paid tribute to the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku region. Mourning ceremonies and meetings are being held at 1446 hours local time, the exact time when the quake struck five years ago. People offered silent prayers for the victims.

- Based on the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the first-ever E43 AMG high-performance saloon was uncovered, packed with a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine generating 401HP of power while mated with a 9G-TRONIC gearbox.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43

- A teaser for the new fifth-generation Subaru Impreza was showcased before this month's New York Auto Show.

Teaser for the new Impreza

- Cartoon Network's revival of the hit cartoon The Powerpuff Girls is set to air this April 4th at 6PM/5PM Central!

The Powerpuff Girls

- To celebrate the return of The Powerpuff Girls as well as saying goodbye to μ's because of their impending Final Love Live, the "μ's Meet The Powerpuff Girls" collaboration event is heading to AnimeJapan 2016 this month, packed with more goodies.

μ's Meet The Powerpuff Girls

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, Lola Nidora entered Dudang's mansion...just to meet Dudang. Now here's the catch; tomorrow, Dudang's going to meet Yaya Dub in person and that is one thing you should watch out because their meetup will decide the fate.


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