Friday, April 8, 2016

Let's Do The News! (April 8, 2016)

- A paratrooper from the Philippine Air Force was killed in an accident during the annual Balikatan exercises between the Philippines and United States yesterday. The US told that they will begin investigating on the incident that led to the death of the paratrooper. The US Embassy also expressed its condolences to the family and friends of the Filipino airman. The paratrooper in question missed the pre-designated landing zone and drowned in Subic Bay, according to reports.

- The University of Santo Tomas will provide psychological intervention to the drought-stricken farmers in Kidapawan, North Cotabato, who were violently dispersed amid their protest for subsidy and assistance last week.  Reverend Father Edgardo De Jesus, UST psycho-trauma clinic counselor, noted that hunger could be a traumatic experience that could affect one's mind and added that violent dispersal that the farmers experienced could contribute to traumatic stress.

- The Court of Appeals upheld its November 2015 decision allowing the indictment of officers of Kentex Manufacturing Corporation, the company that made headlines following the factory fire last year that killed 70 people inside, for infringing an internationally popular footwear brand, namely Havaianas.

- Ahead of the upcoming New York primaries, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, following his loss to Ted Cruz at the Wisconsin primary, spoke to its New York crowd reminding his supporters what Cruz had said about his so-called New York values. However, those that badly despised Trump compared him to the infamous Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

- British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted to owning shares of an offshore investment fund in the past, following the Panama Papers scandal that uncovered world leaders' use of tax havens for tax evasion purposes. Cameron said he once held shares of the fund set up by his father in Panama. Four months before he became Prime Minister, Cameron said he sold the shares for about 30,000 Pounds, currently worth about 44,000 dollars.

- Turkish authorities have arrested an Islamic State militant suspected of carrying explosives used in the deadly suicide bombings in the capital city Ankara last year. The arrested man is the fifth suspect to be detained this month in Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, as part of the ongoing investigation into the attacks.

- After 15 seasons of discovering aspiring singers and having the global audience pick their winner, the hit reality TV show American Idol is at an end and the last American Idol is named at the final episode. Trent Harmon from Mississippi is named the winner of the final season, defeating La'Porscha Renae for the title.

- THIS TIME, FOR REAL: the controversial elimination-style qualifiers for the F1 2016 season has been scrapped in favor for old-school qualifying format. Bernie Ecclestone and FIA President Jean Todt backed down from their argument after the teams signed a letter demanding a return to the previous format. The return of the previous format will be in effect at the Chinese Grand Prix next week.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, the gang are so excited for tomorrow's summer outing, except for Lola Tinidora because she can't swim. Luckily, Yaya Pak has arrived for some so-called swimming lessons with Tinidora. One thing that will amaze viewers because tomorrow, during their summer holiday, Lola Nidora has a big surprise in store for the viewers but what is it? Find out tomorrow!


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