Friday, April 1, 2016

Let's Do The News! (April 1, 2016)

- Back to the money laundering issue, Senate President Pro Tempore Recto said that the masterminds behind the $81 million heist might be from China. Recto added that the Philippines was tricked by the perpetrators of the scheme as there might have been an "inside job" on the hacking at Bangladesh Central Bank.

- Manny Pacquaio urged the nation's college students to choose military service training among the courses offered under the mandatory National Training Service Program to prepare them to protect the Philippines in case of aggression. Running for senator in the May 2016 elections, Pacquiao issued a strong appeal to college students to take up Reserve Officers Training Corps program from among the four NTSP courses they have to enroll in. A student requires one NTSP course as a requisite for graduation.

- Another official takes a stab on the propaganda comic from presidential candidate Mar Roxas as Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez called Roxas' comic book depicting as a hero during Typhoon Yolanda "pure fiction". Romualdez cautioned candidates against coming up with such stories that hurt the people in the region.

- The alleged suspect behind the airport bombings at Zamboanga City six years ago has surrendered to officials of the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila yesterday. Addong Salahuddin, the suspect behind the bombings, said threats to his life prompted him to surrender. Salahuddin, along with several unidentified allies, is facing charges for multiple murder, multiple attempted murder, and illegal possession of explosives.

- The Nuclear Security Summit has opened in Washington, bringing together the leaders of over 50 countries. The summit opened Thursday night with a working dinner by US President Barack Obama, who inaugurated the gathering six years ago. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and South Korean leader Park Geun-hye were among the attendees. The first day of the summit deals about curbing the threat of nuclear terrorism.

- Zaha Hadid, the London-based architect who penned the design for the main stadium of the 202 Tokyo Olympics, died at the age of 65. According to officials, she died of a heart attack on Thursday at a hospital in Miami, where she had been undergoing treatment for bronchitis since earlier this week.

- American electric car company Tesla unveiled the Model 3 compact saloon, a zero emission compact sports saloon capable of 215 miles of range and priced at $35,000. Production will commence at the end of 2017.

2018 Tesla Model 3

- Fancy another Uzuki Shimamura figure in your THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls collection? Be sure to book one with the brand new "Crystal Night Party version" for 11,852 Yen plus tax. If you do, she'll be arriving at your doorsteps this October so empty your checks for her, okay?

Uzuki Shimamura
Crystal Night Party version

- Check out the first trailer of the "brand new" Top Gear airing this May on BBC Two. May include Chris Evans vomitting during a wild ride with Sabine Schmitz in an Audi.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, with the fourth person applying for a position as the new yaya at the mansion of the lolas and Divina's, it seems that the whole roster of would-be yayas will be duking each other tomorrow. So, which of the four will become the new yaya in Kalyeserye? Tune in tomorrow and find out!


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