Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Let's Do The News! (April 13, 2016)

- The Cebu City Council declared a state of calamity s the prolonged drought destroyed P13.4 million worth of crops and reduced the city's water supply in residential areas. The declaration stemmed from the head of Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and they're expecting the damage to still increase also based on PAGASA's pronouncement that the El Nino phenomenon will last until the end of May. Based on reports, the dry spell either destroyed or damaged P13.4 million worth of crops planted in 87.4 hectares of land in the city's 28 mountain barangays.

- The Philippines expressed full support with the G7 nations' statement calling the full implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. Foreign ministers of the G7 and the high representative of the European Union recently released a joint statement on maritime security.

- Camarines Sur representative and vice presidential aspirant Leni Robredo warned that the Philippines will be heavily humiliated should Bongbong Marcos elected as vice president, making it possible for the ousted family to return to Malacanang. Despite her warning, she conceded that the son of the late president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos might win the vice presidency.

- The US branch of Arab-based news network Al-Jazeera finally signed off midnight Tuesday after 32 months of covering news reports from its offices in New York City. Although Al-Jazeera America gained numerous awards, it failed to gain attention of the American audience and the news station was embroiled in controversial issues. Three months ago, Al Jazeera America announced that it would shut down this month and today, AJAM is bidding farewell to the American viewers.

- Top defense officials from the United States and India agreed to step up military collaboration amid China's increased maritime activities. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar met in New Delhi and announced that they have agreed in principle on logistical cooperation between their militaries.

- South Koreans are voting in a general election on Wednesday as President Park Geun-hye is hoping to maintain her grip on the country ahead of the December 2017 Presidential Race. Parliamentary elections held every four years, 300 seats in the unicameral legislature are up for grabs in individual constituencies and the proportional representation system. Candidates made their final choices yesterday. The SoKor president's Saenuri Party has been criticized for the disagreements between her supporters and those who are not close to her during the candidate selection process but the party is expected to win a majority.

- Tesla's Model S saloon has been given a minor change for the 2017 model year. Apart from its new face inspired from the Model X and the upcoming Model 3, the new update comes with new interior, new air purifier inherited from the Model X, improved base charger, and much more.

2017 Tesla Model S

- The 2017 Ford GT is now available to order for the first 500 customers, each costing $450,000. Because only 250 will be produced each year, the first 500 will find new owners through concierge service, allowing customers to personalize their own GT.

2017 Ford GT

- For those who love idol girls as seen from anime; you have two choices; the first choice is FREEing's new figure of Rin Hoshizora from Love Live! School Idol Project. She's now available for booking if you have 9,074 Yen plus tax to spare. If you do, wait 'till she arrives this November. Or, if you're on the Cinderella Girls side, Max Factory's figure of Ranko Kanzaki as Rosenburg Engel is now open for booking for just 12,778 Yen plus tax. She's also arriving this November as well. Choose your side, idol girl enthusiasts.

MAX FACTORY Ranko Kanzaki
-Rosenburg Engel-
FREEing Rin Hoshizora

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye; as the lolas are taking a break, Divina just lost her copy of a book called Romeo and Juliet, to be used on her school project. Alden, meanwhile, was very busy at a moment, thus making Divina upset on Alden until things are getting simmer down a bit. Meanwhile, while the other Rogelio is away to a certain province for something, a replacement Rogelio has arrived in a form of a muscular, gayish, male. So, what's in store next? Tune in next time and find out!


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