Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Let's Do The News! (January 31, 2017)

- Senator Leila de Lima and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre threw punches at each other again during the Senate hearing on the bribery scandal involving Bureau of Immigration officials. De Lima was first to castigate Aguirre after she reprimanded former Immigration deputy commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles to refrain from following the act of their former “boss”, whom she called as “banat-bawi”, or someone of keeps on retracting their statement.

- The Southern Police District confirmed that the two arrested at MOA Arena during yesterday's Miss Universe coronation night are members of the PNP-Police Security and Protection Group. According to SPD Director Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, based on the identification cards and upon verification of the two, authorities found out that they are part of the closed-in security of a VIP.

- A suspected drug lord in Pasig City was killed amid the order of the Philippine National Police to halt "Oplan Tokhang." Pasig City Chief of Police Supt. Orlando Yebra said that still unidentified suspects shot dead a certain Crisaldo Cruspero, alias ‘Magdamag’, and a resident of Mais St., Brgy. Napico, around 7pm Monday night.

- The office of Burma's civilian president said that the assassination of Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy, was part of an effort to destabilise the country. On Sunday, Ko Ni was assassinated at an airport in Yangon.

- There are signs the US government is taking a more flexible view on how to pay for its planned border wall with Mexico and new meetings to craft future bilateral relations could take place soon, according to a top Mexican official. Ties were shaken following last week's planned summit between US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto were cancelled.

- As DVD sales are plummeting, Sony booked an impairment charge of 112.1 billion yen on the goodwill value of its movie segment in the quarter ended December. The charge came as Sony cut its outlook for profits from DVD, blu-ray discs and other home entertainment operations in line with a broader market decline, the company said in statement on Monday.

- Ford Motor Company is joining the list of companies opposing US President Trump's travel ban against immigrants and refugees from certain Middle Eastern nations. In a statement, executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. and CEO Mark Fields said: "Respect for all people is a core value of Ford Motor Company, and we are proud of the rich diversity of our company here at home and around the world. That is why we do not support this policy or any other that goes against our values as a company."

- Nintendo ends production of the Wii U console in Japan as of this week. Their upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game will be the last first-party Wii U title.

- Namco founder Masaya Nakamura passed away last January 22 at the age of 91. Respected worldwide as the "father of PAC-MAN", Nakamura founded Namco in 1955 as Nakamura Manufacturing and served as its president from 1955 to 1990 and again from 1992 to 2002. He became the senior adviser of Bandai Namco Holdings following the 2005 merger.

- Fans of LoveLive! Sunshine!!, listen up! Because new figures have unveiled for your collective pleasure. First up, from Good Smile Company, there's a Nendoroid of Yoshiko Tsushima ready for orders starting at 3,241 Yen plus tax and arrives this July. Also, from Wave's DreamTech line, two figures based from the hit series, You Watanabe and Yoshiko Tsushima, have been unveiled. The former will be starting at 13,800 Yen and arrives this July while the latter will be starting at 14,800 Yen and arrives this August.

Nendoroid Yoshiko Tsushima
DreamTech You Watanabe
DreamTech Yoshiko Tsushima


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