Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 4, 2016)

- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV uncovered the list of assets from the children of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte following the release of the list of properties. The ten-page list provided to reporters showed the supposed bank accounts of Duterte's children.

- The Supreme Court allowed former president and now Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to undergo dental procedures at a clinic in Makati. In its resolution, the high court allowed Arroyo to undergo dental procedures on the four days to be fixed by appointment with her personal dentist. Earlier, Arroyo was allowed to vote in her hometown in Lubao, Pampanga on the May 9 elections.

- Senator Grace Poe released a copy of her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for 2015 in which she declared a net worth of P89,118,760.02, a slight decrease from the P89.46 million enrolled in her SALN for 2014.

- In the recent presidential primary, Ted Cruz is officially suspending his campaign, leaving Donald Trump the Republican Party's presumptive nominee following the Indiana primary. With another Republican opponent out of Trump's way, the frontrunner vowed that he will beat Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton in the general presidential election. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders snagged a win against Clinton in Indiana as well.

- The torch relay for the Rio 2016 Olympics has begun in Brazil. The Olympic flame was lit in Greece and it arrived by plane in the country's capital, Brasilia, on Tuesday. The torch is scheduled to arrive at the site of the opening ceremony, Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, on the 5th of August.

- Volkswagen unveiled a limited-edition Golf GTi Clubsport S packed with a 306HP 2.0L twin turbo petrol engine while mated exclusively with a manual gearbox. Only 400 units will be made, 100 destined for Germany.

VW GTi Clubsport S

- The Hot Wheels Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 is now available, featuring two playable Hot Wheels cars such as the Bone Shaker and a specially-made Hot Wheels Mustang. In addition, the all-new Ford Focus RS, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, the McLaren P1 GTR, Prost's #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641 and the new BMW X6 M. Available on the XBOX Live Marketplace for seven dollars.

- The Ford F-150 pickup truck receives a 2017 model year update packed with brand new 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine producing 365HP of power and 450lb-ft of torque while mated with a first-in-class 10-speed automatic gearbox, same as you'll expect this gearbox to arrive on the hot F-150 Raptor.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

- The Hyundai Grandeur celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special "The Timeless" model. The anniversary model is festooned with Ice White exterior color, golden brown stitching, some golden brown wood paneling, and it starts at 36,800,000 Korean Won. Since its 1986 debut, the Grandeur has spawned five generations and there's a new one coming very soon.

Hyundai Grandeur "The Timeless"


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