Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 16, 2016)

- The Department of Justice is set to investigate the money laundering compliant against the RCBC by the Anti-Money Laundering Council last week. According to Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, the AMLC complaint has been assigned for preliminary investigation to determine if there is a probable cause to warrant the filing of criminal charges against RCBC branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito.

- A group of taxi drivers gathered in front of the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board office in East Avenue, Quezon City to protest against the fixed 10 peso rollback on taxi fare that will take effect this Saturday. The transport groups are also opposing the waiting time charge of P3.50 per 500m and P3.50 for every 90 seconds of waiting time, citing the worsening Metro Manila traffic.

- At the recent presidential primary, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio announced that he will be dropping out of the presidential race while Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich defeated frontrunner Donald Trump. In the Democratic side, front runner Hilary Clinton defeated Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by a landslide in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio.

- The Chinese Congress has approved a set of nine proposals that includes ways to solve the country's economic slowdown. Wednesday was the last day of the 12-day annual session held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Congress approved on measures to steer the future of China with the new 5-year plan for the next four years, aiming to achieve an annual economic growth rate of 6.5% or more -- lower than that of the previous 5 years.

- US President Barack Obama announced significant changes to its sanctions against Cuba. The new rules announced by the Treasury Department and others will allow Cubans to hold jobs in the US in a variety of fields including sports and art, and receive salaries through bank accounts. The changes could pave the way for Cuban baseball players to transfer to Major League clubs without defecting.

- Hot on the heels for its New York Auto Show debut, the all new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 features a more powerful supercharged 6.2L V8 engine producing 640HP of power and same amount of torques, while mated with GM's first-ever 10-speed automatic gearbox.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

- Following Toyota's total takeover of Daihatsu, the Japanese small car company is more than happy to use Toyota's TNGA platform for their future vehicle portfolio, hence labelling the Toyota-derived platform as DNGA or Daihatsu New Global Architecture.

- Following last year's Biohazard/Resident Evil stageplay, a new stage musical is set to honor the survival horror franchise's 20th anniversary with former Takarazuka Revue actress Reon Yuzuki stars in her first lead role. Subtitled Voice of Gaia, it features musical elements penned by G2, which will run first in Tokyo's Akasaka ACT Theater from September 30 to October 12, and in Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater from November 11 to 16.

- The Cafe & Bar CHARACRO feat. THE IDOLM@STER ends on the 20th of May, 2016, and for the grand finale, the "Forever! We are…" finale event kicks off on the 8th of April to the last day of operations (that's the 20th of May, of course) with a barrage of menu courses and extras fans of THE IDOLM@STER series would remember forever.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, today is AlDub's 8th monthsary and Alden and Yaya Dub are here to show the lolas and everyone an exclusive sneak preview of their upcoming Eat Bulaga Lenten Special drama titled "God Gave Me You", airing this Holy Wednesday, the 23rd of March. After the preview, Cookie showed up to raise suspicions on Yaya Dub and now that Cookie learned the truth with Yaya Dub's presence, we learned that Yaya Dub's going to enter the mansion...tomorrow! Tune in next time and find out!

- The Meguiars Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 is now available, featuring seven additional machines including the brand new Ferrari 488 GTB and the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype, with some legendary machines to try out! This is the final car pack to be covered in the FM6 Car Pass.

Forza Motorsport 6 Meguiars Car Pack


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