Friday, April 29, 2016

Let's Do The News! (April 29, 2016)

- Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona passed away at the age of 67 due to cardiac arrest. His passing was confirmed by Corona's family to the Supreme Court. He died at 0148 hours local time.

- A thousand netizens have confirmed attendance to a protest rally at the Department of Justice on Monday to call on the filing of charges against the Commission on Elections over the recent cyber attacks. Hacker group Anonymous Philippines, which will organize the protest, is urging the DOJ to investigate the poll body over its failure to protect voter data that has been stolen and leaked online.

- Six schools in Maguindanao, which will be used as voting precincts in the May elections, have been bombed by grenades and RPGs before dawn Wednesday. The assailants blew up the school premises as they escaped, according to barangay officials. No one was hurt. As of last night, police had no clues on the identities of the attackers behind the attacks and no group claimed responsibility.

- The nation's first microsatellite, the Diwata-1, was successfully launched to the International Space Station last Wednesday. The satellite was successfully deployed at around 7:45 PM from the Japanese Experiment Module, onboard the ISS. The deployment marks the first time the JEM has deployed a 50kg class microsatellite.

- Japan's annual Golden Week holiday exodus has begun as highways, railways, and airports are all piled up as people head to vacation destinations or their hometowns. Meanwhile, many people were seen heading southwest for the quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture.

-US Secretary of State John Kerry denounces air strikes on a hospital in northern Syrian city of Aleppo apparently conducted by the Syrian government. The attacks destroyed a hospital in a rebel-controlled area of the city on Wednesday night. According to reports, at least 20 people, including doctors and three children, were killed.

- A M7.0 quake struck off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. The quake struck at 1933 UTC on Thursday. The focus is estimated to be about 200km north-northwest of the nation's capital Port Vila. at a dept of around 27km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat.

- Shooting for scenes on the upcoming Fast 8, slated next year, in Havana, Cuba was underway, making it the first Hollywood blockbuster to film in Cuba since US-Cuban relations were restored.

- Windows 10 PC users will be able to experience their first taste of Forza Motorsport 6 as FM6 Apex goes into open beta on the 5th of May. There will be updates in store over the course of summer.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, as the gang prepares for Vic's big birthday bash tomorrow, disaster comes because Bossing's big birthday bash coincides with the upcoming sportsfest Lola Nidora's team were on. So, what will the guys do now when two big events are happening tomorrow? Will they go on Bossing's big birthday bash or the sportsfest they were committed to join? Find out tomorrow!


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