Thursday, June 16, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 16, 2016)

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, whose term ends this month, junks the bill seeking to increase the salary of nurses or the Comprehensive Nursing Law. Reason why he junked that law is because the entry level pay of nurses has been raised already through EO 201 series of 2016.

- The Canadian government is sending additional humanitarian aid to support those living in conflict areas in Mindanao, amid the beheading of the second Canadian hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group. Canada will provide 1.25 million Canadian dollars to humanitarian organizations for the improvement of food security, health, living conditions, livelihoods and emergency-preparedness in Zamboanga and Maguindanao provinces.

- The British public appear to be edging toward the Brexit with just one week to go till a referendum on the issue. Some of the latest surveys put the Leave group ahead of the Remain camp but some 10% remain undecided ahead of the June 23 poll. During parliamentary question time on Wednesday, UK PM David Cameron stressed the importance of staying in the EU, stating leaving would shrink Britain's economy, employment and wages.

- A computer technician at an affiliate of the Panama Papers law firm has been arrested on suspicion of removing large amounts of data. Reports told that the employee at Mossack Fonseca's Geneva offices had been detained several days ago. Swiss prosecutors are investigating the suspected unauthorized access and theft of data. The man reportedly denied the allegations.

- The second-generation Peugeot 3008 will receive a range-topping GT model packed with the 2.0L BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT6 powertrain as well as the GT-Line versions.

2017 Peugeot 3008 GT
2017 Peugeot 3008 GT-Line

- Due to Chris Evans/ disapproval ratings ever since he became host of Top Gear, expect his role to be short-lived. However, since last week's episode, approval ratings for new presenters Rory Reid and Chris Harris are great, demanding more screen presence than the other presenters.

- THE IDOLM@STER's Ami and Mami Futami are joining the DVD/Blu-ray cover figure lineup by Phat Company. Because it's styled to look like the one from the anime DVD/Blu-ray cover, this is the first time you'll see two characters in one figure. There's an additional facial expression made for Ami as well. It's now available to order starting at 17,800 Yen plus tax and deliveries will start this December.

Ami and Mami Futami

- Shooting for next year's season of Doctor Who, which stars Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Pearl Mackie as his new companion Bill, will commence next week.

- Today is AlDub's 11th Monthsary and as a bonus, AlDub unveiled the teaser trailer and the theme song of their upcoming movie, Imagine You and Me, set to hit theaters on the 13th of July.


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