Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 2, 2016)

- The camp of presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe denies report that she is carrying two social security numbers when she lived in the United States. The Daily Tribune reported that Poe committed a US federal felony by obtaining and using an American SSN from a dead person under her name. Poe allegedly had been listed with two SSNs, one in her names and another from a deceased report. A spokesman states that these reports are without basis and absurd.

- The traditional Filipino fishing ground near Palawan has been taken over by the Chinese, where they have stationed up to five ships to keep local fishermen at bay, according to reports. The Quirino or Jackson Atoll, which has been a rich source of catch for a long time for fishermen from Palawan, Southern Luzon, Western Visayas, and Manila, is now under Chinese control.

- US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stressed that China should not pursue militarization in the disputed South CHina Sea as it would result in conflict among claimant states. Carter recalled that Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier said that his country will not militarize the sea despite its reclamation activities.

- The Philippines joined 16 other countries in a three-day counter-terrorism meeting held in Chang Mai, Thailand. The Interpol meeting in Thailand addressed the emerging terrorism trends and information-sharing on foreign terrorists throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Among the trends discussed in the meeting were the use of the internet by terrorists for radicalization and law enforcement evidence-gathering procedures relating to terrorist groups using social media.

- In the recent Super Tuesday presidential primaries for the race to become the next US president; it seems that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored the most town wins than any other candidate, increasing their chances to become nominated for the November 2016 elections. As of right now, Trump scored seven town wins than any other Republican candidate while Hilary Clinton scored seven town wins than her rival Democrat Bernie Sanders, who scored four town wins. The next primaries will occur on the 5th of March at Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, and Nebraska.

- Tech giant Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have testified before Congress over Apple's rejection of a government request to unlock an encrypted iPhone. Apple has refused to unlock the smartphone used by a suspect in last year's San Bernardino killings. The company is citing the need to protect privacy. A hearing will be held later this month at the federal court in California.

- BIG NEWS IN THE WORLD OF FORZA MOTORSPORT! First off, the long-awaited Porsche Expansion for the Forza Motorsport 6 game is now available for $19.99 and apart from keeping all 21 Porsches in the garage, players can challenge their love for Porsches in additional challenges as well as the all-new Virginia International Raceway.

Second, Forza will harness the capability of Windows 10 PC with the new Forza Motorsport 6 APEX game, coming this spring 2016 for Windows 10 PC users at no cost.

2017 Lamborghini Centenario

And with the grand unveiling of the special Lamborghini Centenario, a machine made in honor of Ferruccio Lamborghini's 100th birthday and powered by an improved 6.5L V12 engine developing 770PS of power, Lamborghini announced their collaboration with the Turn 10 Studios to have the Centenario featured in an upcoming Forza game this year. Sure, with all 40 units (20 coupes and 20 roadsters) already sold out before its announcement, the recent collaboration will have Lamborghini fans swoon with joy. That's not all, fans can take on the special FM6 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, where players can take on two full seasons of Rivals and League events (the first season begins now until the 22nd while the second season takes place on the 22nd to the 12th of April) and stand a chance to win special event-exclusive Super Trofeos including different versions of the new Huracan Super Trofeo.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, as Yaya Dub's birthday draws near and while we really don't know what's inside the little box that Lola Nidora kept, the lolas and AlDub are warming up before the big day by doing some party games to keep them prepared. The question now remains is when will the box open? Tune in next time and find out!


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