Thursday, February 16, 2017

Let's Do The News! (February 16, 2017)

- The Department of Public Works and Highways started inspections of different in Metro Manila as part of preparations for the expected big earthquake that will hit Metro Manila due to the movements in the West Valley Fault.

- The Supreme Court rejected VP Leni Robredo's motion to junk the poll protest filed against her by former Senator Bongbong Marcos. Based on the resolution issued by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, Robredo’s appeal was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction and for being insufficient in form and substance.

- Former Immigration Deputy Commissioner Al Argosino defended himself during the recent Senate hearing regarding the alleged Immigration Bribery Scandal. Argosino denied allegations that he is involved in extortion. Retired Police General Wally Sombero accused the former BI official of demanding Php 100 million from gambling tycoon Jack Lam.

- US President Donald Trump insisted that his administration will not necessarily stick to the "two-state solution" between the Israelis and Palestinians. The president met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday. After the meeting, Trump said at a joint news conference that he can live with either two states or one state if both parties like that. Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said he will still seek a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has joined in a project to recycle used cellphones and other electronic devices to make Olympic and Paralympic medals out of medals extracted from the devices. Tokyo officials set up a recycling box inside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building on Thursday. To protect personal information stored on phones, equipment to punch holes through them is available.

- Lamborghini issued a recall for certain units of the Aventador and the limited-edition Veneno for fire risk.

- Game developer Milestone will announce their new racing intellectual property at this year's Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.

- The Pokemon Go app game has been expanded with over 80 additional Pokemon from the Gold and Silver games. Ready to come back and play Pokemon Go?

- Zura? Hanamaru Kunikida's joining the Love Live Sunshine Nendoroid lineup, zura. You can now order her starting at 3,241 Yen plus tax and will be delivered this August, zura.

Nendoroid Hanamaru Kunikida


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