Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Let's Do The News! (April 20, 2016)

- Amidst the public outcry, Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has formally apologized to the Filipino public over his comments on rape, promising a clean government despite his foul mouth. His camp yesterday issued a statement of apology before Duterte heads to Iloilo City campus of the UP-Visayas and a grand rally at La Paz public plaza. Since 1989, Duterte and his brother reportedly killed at least four of the inmates who had held an Australian missionary hostage at a Davao prison. An unapologetic Duterte told the Australian ambassador yesterday to "shut up" and consider that the rape victim had received "instant justice".

- Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe uncovered her copy of her student identification at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts despite reports that she used a fake Social Security Number while she was in the United States. The release of Poe's student ID was prompted by the latest report that her defense against an earlier report that she had a false SSN might be spurious.

- In the Ecuador quake, citizens start burying loved ones who died from last weekend's quake while hopes faded that more survivors will be found. As of now, the death toll is now up to 507 but more to come, with the Defense Department reporting 231 people still missing. The final toll could exceed casualties from earthquakes in Chile and Peru in the past decade.

- Search and rescue efforts from the quake-stricken Kumamoto prefecture continue amid people bracing for more aftershocks from last week's quakes. Authorities say 48 people are died from the quakes. They are combing through dirt trying to find other three that remain missing. They also say over a thousand others are injured.

- Onto the presidential primary in New York, Republican's Donald Trump and Democrats' Hillary Clinton are reigning for the race to the November 2016 presidential elections.

- The Lexus IS will be given a minor change at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show next week with its first teaser.

2017 Lexus IS teaser

- BMW unveiled a special Centennial Edition on their 7-Series flagship saloons, Dubbed "The NEXT 100 YEARS", this special 7-Series will be limited to 100 units, donned in a special Centennial Blue Metallic, and other extras.


- Legendary singer Kenny Rogers will be finally performing in Manila on the 11th of August, 2016, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, which is part of his final world tour; The Gambler's Last Deal.

- Veteran actor Tirso Cruz III and wife Lynn Ynchausti marked their 35th wedding anniversary through a simple renewal of vows at the Wedding Church in Cana of Galilee, Israel.


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