Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 30, 2016)

- A certain Catholic charity group drew criticism over comic book propaganda of presidential candidate Mar Roxas portraying him as a hero during super typhoon Yolanda. Caritas Philippines Executive Secretary Edu Gariguez called Roxas' comic hypocritical and the campaign material a shameful and unacceptable propaganda.

- A US Department of State official told that the global community should urge China to abide by the ruling of the international tribunal on its arbitration case against the Philippines. According to the Department of State Deputy assistant Secretary Colin Willett, the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will push for a more constructive diplomatic process that will reduce tensions in the South China Sea.

- All three Republican candidates backed out to pledge to support the eventual nominee during CNN town hall earlier. John Kasich said all of them shouldn't even have answered the question. Frontrunner Donald Trump, meanwhile, don't care when asked by reported Anderson Cooper if her continued to pledge to support whoever the Republican nominess. For Ted Cruz, he's not in the habit of supporting someone who "attacks his family" and nominating Trump would be a disaster.

- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will leave for Washington on Wednesday for the Nuclear Security Summit. The top leaders from over fifty countries will atend the summit, which opens on Thursday. The leaders include him, US president Barack Obama, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and South Korean president Park Geun-hye. The leaders will discuss ways to prevent terrorist attacks using nuclear weapons and other topics. They will also take up the Islamic State militant group following the Brussels attacks. Abe is expected to confirm with other leaders their close cooperation against the Korean Peninsula, which continues their never-ending threats such as nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.

- Speaking of which, a senuor US official warned that North Korea is nearing on deploying a miniaturized nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the US mainland. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave the warning at the Washington think tank on Tuesday. The North Korean issue will be the top priority for the trilateral summit in Washington on Thursday as the leaders of Japan, US, and South Korea will meet on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit.

- The people of Burma are honoring the historic step in the nation's path towards democracy as their new leader Htin Kyaw has sworn in on Wednesday. Htin Kyaw is the first Burmese leader without a military background in over five decades. In his inauguration speech, he pledged to protect freedom, fairness, and national independence.

- Onto the Brussels attacks, the Dutch investigative authorities say they received intel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the suspects of last week's attacks six days before the bombings occured. The Dutch authorities said that they had been warned by the FBI about the alleged perpetrators of the attacks, Ibrahim El Bakraoui and his younger brother Khalid. They sai they were informed of Ibrahim's criminal record and Khalid's suspected involvement in terrorism.

- For those who watched the final episode of the hit anime comedy Osomatsu-san, did you know there are secret messages scattered throughout the ridiculously funny finale for the Matsuno sextuplets entering a do-or-die game of baseball through greater heights? CHECK HERE.

- Actress Princess Punzalan finally made her comeback to ABS-CBN after parted ways with the TV network over a decade ago.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye; the lolas are finally out of the red after selling off their land from Zambales. Which means, they're back at being rich lolas again until someone appeared in front of the lolas who is a potential yaya to the mansion of the lolas and Divina Smash. The latest yaya audition goes by the name of Yayaglo, and much to the disturbance of Lola Nidora, she's a descendant of Yaya Mot, the battered yaya since post-war times. So, what's in store for her? Tune in next time and find out!


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