Thursday, March 3, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 3, 2016)

- The Chinese ships that surround the Quirino (Jackson) Atoll near Palawan have left after completing their mission to remove a stranded Filipino fishing vessel in the area, according to Beijing's foreign ministry yesterday as it reiterated China's indisputable sovereignty over the atoll. According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman, China's Ministry of Transport had sent the vessels that Filipino fishermen claimed were preventing them from dropping their nets in the atoll.

- Last night, a M7.8 quake hit Padang, West Sumatra, of Indonesia, and so far there are no reports of casualties during the quake. The Department of Foreign Affairs said that no Filipinos are either hurt or died during the recent Indonesian quake.

- COMELEC has extended the deadline for absentee voting application to the end of March, enabling more members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, teachers, and media who will be working on Election Day to register and vote.

- The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to tighten sanctions against North Korea following the recent nuclear test and missile launch. The sanctions include a ban on exporting jet fuel to North Korea, as well as a limitation on imports of coal and iron ore from the country. Also, member states are required to inspect any cargo that enters or leaves their territory heading to or from the North.

- The Tokyo Electric Power Company is expected to soon get approval to start underground freezing around the reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. This measure is aimed at creating a frozen wall to cut the amount of groundwater flowing into reactor buildings.

- New Pokemon XYZ toys from Takara Tomy on the radar! On the Moncolle side, the star of this year's Pokemon film, Volcanion, is joining the Moncolle toy lineup and in addition, the Shiny Mega Gengar and Shiny Mega Gardevoir is joining the lineup as well. These new additions will launch this April with the shinies cost them 650 yen while the Volcanion Moncolle toy will cost 1,500 Yen. Also, there's a new Ash-Greninja plush toy with some magnetic arms and legs perfect to cling on metallic objects as well as walls! The toy will arrive this April for 2,980 yen.

- Disney have big news in store! First off, they've announced that the new High School Musical film is in the works and nationwide auditions for the new HSM film is on the way! Also, the 2014 hit animated film, Big Hero 6, will spawn a 2D-animated TV series coming to Disney XD this 2017!

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, today is the 33rd weeksary of AlDub and with the Yaya Dub birthday week continues, the lolas thrown Yaya Dub a surprise birthday party for her as well as an invitation with her friends, a flash mob, and even Alden Richards! In the end, Lola Nidora's going to give Yaya Dub the secret box until a phone call ring in and it came from Daddy Dod! What could this be? Tune in next time and find out!


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