Thursday, April 7, 2016

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

- Senator Koko Pimentel denied accusations that the public hearing on the Kidapawan City violence that triggered violent protests from starving farmers from North Cotabato was "in aid of election" as alleged by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. Six days ago, two farmers were killed while 100 farmers and policemen were injured in a riot that ensued, when police moved to forcibly dismantle the barricade set up by the farmers along a Kidapawan City highway to demand the immediate release of food aid from the government.

- The administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III will leave its successor a multibillion peso infrastructure blueprint that will put the Philippines' capital spending exceed global expectations. The Three-Year Rolling Infrastructure Program 2017-2019 will unveil in July the outline of projects to be pursued by the government to achieve infrastructure spending by 5% of the GDP.

- As tensions in the South China Sea continues to mount, China has not denied possibilities of building an air defense identification zone, which the United States said it will not recognize. According to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, China reserves the right to declare an ADIZ over one of the world's most important trade routes, following the US Navy upped the number of freedom of navigation operations by over 80% of which China claims under its sovereignty.

- Panama leader Juan Carlos Varela says his country will set up an independent commission of experts to investigate in the Panama Papers leak. Following the leak from the law firm in the country, it raised suspicions that a number of world leaders and other wealthy individuals may have used tax havens for tax evasion purposes.

- The Vietnamese parilament named Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the nation's new prime minister. The parliament approved Phuc as the replacement to outgoing PM Nguyen Tan Dung by a majority vote. Phuc is from the central province of Quang Nam. He sered as deputy prime minister from 2011.

- In a surprise move just before the fight this Saturday, Tim Bradley, who will be Manny Pacquiao's opponent for the third and final time, endorsed Pacman for his senatorial race in the May 2016 elections. Pacquiao, currently a Sarangani congressman, is running for a Senate seat in the elections.

- Shooting for the upcoming 4th season of BBC's Sherlock has commenced. Three new episodes for the upcoming season of the hit detective crime drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson are in production and expect ghosts from Sherlock's past will haunt him.

- The Audi A3 range has been given minor changes for the 2017 model year, featuring matrix LED lights, Audi Virtual Cockpit, and new engine choices.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye; today marks the 38th weeksary of AlDub and the duo are in the studio, playing a little game of truth and consequences just so they can get to know each other very well, about their usual AlDub memories. Behind the scenes, Yaya Pak's back and man, she's upset about what Yaya Git said yesterday even though their newest kasambahay's joining this weekend's outing. Now, there's a new problem going on but what is it? Tune in next time and find out!


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