Monday, March 7, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 7, 2016)

- According to the Bureau of Investigation, the ousted Iglesia Ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca II and his family left the country last night following reported death threats. Reports confirmed that Menorca's wife, Jinky, and their daughter flew to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, at 2245 hours local time. The confirmation was made following the disappearance of Menorca himself when his legal counsel, appeared before the Court of Appeals notifying the court that the former minister was last reached 2000 hours on Sunday and was not contacted since.

- An American woman who stayed in the Philippines for four weeks earlier this year was diagnosed with the Zika virus upon her return to the United States, according to the Department of Health. According to DOH Secretary Janette Garin, the foreigner who visited the Philippines last January was later confirmed positive for the virus. The patient was not pregnant when she contracted the virus.

- The decision to allow the North Korean vessel M/V Jin Teng to leave the Port of Subic in Zambales is up to the Department of Foreign Affairs and the settlement of importation issues by the Bureau of Customs according to the Philippine Coast Guard. Last week, the North Korean vessel was inspected but no suspicious objects were found. This vessel was detained under UNSC resolution, which listed the ship as a potential carrier of WMDs.

- On the race for the US Presidential Nominations, Republican Senator Ted Cruz scored two victories in the Kansas and Maine caucuses, showing his enduring appeal to catch up against leading Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. In the Democratic side, frontrunner Hillary Clinton added Louisiana in the list of states she won while Bernie Sanders got two; one for Nebraska and one for Kansas. Despite the recent win from Sanders, he's still got a long way to catch up against Clinton.

- Two years have passed since the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines MH370 and the families of the victims are calling for a continued search and full investigation. In the 8th of March, 2014, Flight MH370 with 239 passengers and crew aboard went missing while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

- Toyota Motor Corporation goes woody with their Setsuna Concept, to be displayed at next month's Milan Design Week. Built without using nails or screws, this concept features Japanese cedar for the exterior panels and Japanese birch for the frame. The seats and the floor are also made of wood as well.

Toyota Setsuna Concept

- Also, reports state that the next Toyota Corolla, due in 2019, will have a hybrid with 4WD system similar to the latest-generation Prius.

- Big announcements from Disney XD! First and foremost, the comedy series Kirby Buckets got renewed for its third season and fans were so excited for more adventures of the kid artist who gets through multiple scenarios with his animated illustrations. Also, they've announced two new cartoon shows coming to Disney XD such as Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, and Country Club.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, Yaya Dub's stepmother, Dudang or Ms. Caitlyn returns to Broadway and she said there's a proposition for Yaya Dub but what is it? Tune in next time and find out.

- Actress Vivian Velez resigns irrevocably from ABS-CBN's TV drama Tubig at Langis due to Cristine Reyes.

- Filmmaker Quark Henares blamed "horrible working hours and conditions" on TV the death of numerous famed directors such as Wenn Deramas, Francis Pasion, and Gilbert Perez.


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