Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 15, 2016)

- The People Power Monument, the symbol of every Filipino's freedom against the Marcos regime, has been vandalized with pro-Marcos graffiti. A pic posted by an instagram user went viral, showing that the lower part of the monument adorned with orange and yellow tiles was covered in scrawls exalting the family name of the late Ferdinand Marcos, the former president whose 20-year regime ended by the People Power. The late dictator's son, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., is running for vice president in the May 2016 elections.

- During his visit to the Philippines, former US Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore  warned that at least 13.6 million Filipinos will be affected by global warming which triggered continuous rise in sea levels. He also urged Filipinos to demand government action on climate change to continue what he called a "moral struggle" amid the Philippines' continued support for coal-powered plants.

- The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee is set to probe onto the alleged money laundering activities involving 81 million US Dollars coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC). The Senate panel summoned the top RCBC officials to explain about the alleged money laundering transaction.

- Turkey has launched simultaneous airstrikes against the Kurdish militant camps in Iraq following last night's car bomb attack in the Turkish capital Ankara that killed 37 people. Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu said that an investigation found the PKK held responsible for the bombing. Davutoglu added that Turkish fighter jets bombed targets of the PKK in northern Iraq, serving as a retaliation for the car bomb attack.

- The Burmese parliament has elected the nation's first civilian leader in over five decades. Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy, gained the most votes in Tuesday's joint session of parliament's two house. Htin Kyaw is a former bureaucrat who has graduated from a certain British university. He is Burma's first democratically elected president since the military seized power in the 1962 coup. He's also a close ally to Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi was banned by the constitution from becoming president because her children are foreign nationals but she is widely expected to wield power through Htin Kyaw.

- The Malaysia Insider, a top Malaysian internet media site, will be shutting down following its reports covering a political funding scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Razak. The government had been blocking access within the country to the internet site, citing a violation of the law on Internet use.

- A UN human rights investigator says the North Korean leadership should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. During a meeting with the Human Rights Council in Geneva, North Korea's leadership is pouring a large amount of resources into developing weapons of mass destruction, while its people are suffering from food insecurity, and added that the global community should take steps to hold NoKor leader Kim Jong Un and other top-ranking officials responsible for the crimes.

- Actress Claudine Barretto visited the grave of her former boyfriend and the late matinee idol Rico Yan, who would have been 41 years old yesterday.  Rico Yan died on the 29th of March, 2002, (during Holy Week) due to acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, Cookie is still here, messing around with the lolas in search for answers regarding the particular "Divina" who owns the mansion. The bothersome continues until pics of Yaya Dub showed up on Lola Nidora's phone, raising suspicion from Cookie into thinking that woman in the pic really is Divina. More answers will be revealed next time so watch out.

- Pagani confirmed that the Roadster version of their Huayra hypercar will be revealed at the Monterey Car Week.

- If you have 11,000 Yen on your checking account, why not book one with the brand new DreamTech figure from Wave? This figured is modeled after THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' Miku Maekawa, in her school uniform, and comes with different expressions and accessories.

Miku Maekawa
(School Uniform ver.)


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