Saturday, March 19, 2016


On the March 18, 2016 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Balikbayan gags

- Istambay, Istambay sa Looban, may bagong problema sa tambayan, ang rabbit na alaga ni Marian, nawala, di alam kung...NASAAN?!


- The inheritance is getting unfair for the two brothers.

- Hugot lines for Holy Week

-  IKAW AT ANG INA takes on...Carrot Man!

- Bubble Gang does Bear Brand Adult Plus by spoofing this commercial as BEAR BLONDE ADULT PLUS! Level Up Na sa Tibay Na Pang-Adults. #ALBAD

Bubble Gang does Bear Brand Adult Plus

- Mang TaƱong talks about John En Marsha.

- Awkward moments are recalled during his 50th birthday.

- It's tough living with a grandpa with a stroke.

- More news reversed in Opposite News!

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Today's problem with today's Mercedes SUVs is that even though they're classified as SUVs, their status as low-life crossovers never meet our driving expectations. Even though they're made to be all-weather multipurpose vehicles, crossovers are not made to go offroad. Not for this one though because the brand new GLS-Class is a full-blooded Mercedes SUV that can go anywhere in style and comfort, no doubt.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

As some may remember, this full-sized behemoth used to be called the GL-Class but thanks to Mercedes' new naming policy, it's now been renamed as the GLS-Class, hence calling it the S-Class of SUVs because this is the flagship in Mercedes' SUV range. From every angle, you can really notice that traces from the old GL-Class remained but with some revised looks to distinguish it from the old GL. This SUV shows authority but what else do you want more for the GLS?

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class interior

The interior, that's what that is, and that's why beneath its tough looks comes with first-class comfort like you expect from the S-Class. Even though the GLS's convenience is well-suited for family outing, its luxury features can cater even the most astute EU bureaucrats after a harsh meeting with the high-ranking officials at the round table. There's also an available rear-seat entertainment system where the big shots in the back can whistle while their chauffeur's busy fiddling with the high-tech stuff implemented on the dashboard. There are so much use for the GLS's rough but noble personality and I can't think of any rich people's lifestyles to come up with but either way, how you use it is up to you.

Under the hood, the new GLS comes with a choice of turbocharged 3.0L V6, turbocharged 4.6L V8, and a 3.0L V6 diesel engine. The V8 version produces 455PS of power and 700Nm of torque while the diesel version has the lowest CO2 emission of the range with 185g/km as well 7.1L/100km fuel consumption combined. All of the models are equipped with a 9G-Tronic gearbox and nine gears sound too much for an automatic gearbox.

Don't worry though because if you're not bothered with any of these, Mercedes-AMG will offer you the GLS63 4MATIC, packed with the classic 5.5L V8 BiTurbo engine producing 585PS of power and 760Nm of torque, rigged with an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic. Sounds beastly but even though this is AMG-made, don't think about using it for the track because its weight can really give you a challenge but if you're really up for the challenge, why not give it a try. It's a luxo-barge with the interior smells like the locker room of a championship-winning rugby team so it's definitely a rough houser on four wheels.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63

Anyway, whichever GLS you're on, except for the GLS63 anyway because all high-performance SUVs are not made to go offroad, the dynamics for this heavyweight is more S-Class-ish on the road and when driven offroad, you can really feel why this SUV was made, to be as rough and as noble as its direct rival, the Range Rover. It has the nifty load of gadgets that can be well suited for any condition including the DYNAMIC SELECT, AIRMATIC with enhanced ADS and ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM.

The GLS is definitely the right SUV that is not afraid to take on risks unlike its low-life crossover relatives who prefer to do a little lifestyle check more than anything else. This SUV truly deserve some respect for the offroad enthusiasts because it performs what a real SUV should.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

In terms of safety, the GLS is always abiding the rules of the road with its high tech safety features such as driver assistant systems, PRE-SAFE, Brake Assist BAS, electronic all-wheel drive traction system 4ETS, ESP, and cruise control.

Should you buy one? The GLS starts at 76,666 Euros, which sounds very expensive but affordable to own than the Range Rover. Despite the high price tag, the GLS is still the Mercedes-Benz SUV that makes sense on and off the road unlike its crossover relatives. With its rough but noble personality, the GLS is truly one of the most respectable SUVs only the rich and famous can afford for and this bulk should not be taken for granted.

Photo: Daimler AG

Friday, March 18, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: NoKor fired two missiles

According to the South Korean Defense Ministry, North Korea has fired two missiles on Friday morning, with one of them flying about 800 kilometers before landing in the Sea of Japan.

The North fired what appeared to be a Rodong mid-range ballistic missile from near Sukchon, north of Pyongyang, toward the Sea of Japan at around 0555 hours Korean Time. They also fired another missile from near Sukchon, 22 minutes later, and it disappeared from radar after travelling about 17 kilometers.

Two years ago, the North launched two Rodong missiles to coincide with the US-South Korea joint exercises.

Source: NHK World

Let's Do The News! (March 18, 2016)

- Onto the money laundering issue, the remittance firm responsible for converting the stolen $81 million returned ten million pesos to the central bank of Bangladesh as an apology for the money laundering scheme. PhilRem Service Corp. President Salud Bautista said that the P10 million was the company's earnings or handling fee from the peso conversion of the amount laundered by hackers from a Bangladeshi-held account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

- The Philippine Air Force will put two of their recently acquired FA-50 Fighting Eagles to the test by flying with their US counterparts in this year's Balikatan exercises as part of this year's joint military drills would focus on air intercept, interdiction, and CAS. The Philippines procured a squadron of FA-50s from South Korea in an effort to regain its lost supersonic capabilities. Among the US aircraft joining the drill are the A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter bomber with the leased Hawker Hunter jets acting as aggressor aircraft. The Marchetti S-211 trainer jets will be joining the drill as well.

- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will not be taking part at the Visayas Presidential Debates this coming Sunday but instead join an international clinical trial for an anti-cancer pill. Santiago said joining the trial would give her free access to the medication, which otherwise would cost some half a million pesos every three weeks. The trial requires her to report for outpatient radiation treatment at the hospital daily for a short period.

- The Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack in the Turkish capital city Ankara last Sunday that killed 37 people. The Turkish government said a female member of the PKK in her 20s carried out a suicide attack at the heart of the city. The woman had been reportedly trained in Syria.

- The Tokyo Electric Power Company is conducting a muon probe on how molten fuel spreads in onr of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Using this elementary particle, the Japanese government and TEPCO will investigate the molten fuel in the No. 2 reactor. The investigation will commence next week following a similar attempt at the No.1 reactor last year.

- Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will feature their midsize luxury concept car at next week's New York Auto Show, previewing a possible rival to BMW's 3-Series.

- IT'S THE NEW TOYOTA 86! Sort of. The 2017 minor change Toyota 86 is set to debut at next week's New York Auto Show and this is the first time they are selling the 86 in the US since Scion's discontinuation. The Scion FR-S will now be renamed Toyota GT86 for the US market for the first time. They should have done that since the start...

2017 Toyota 86

- British sportscar maker Aston Martin will collaborate with Red Bull Racing to create a new supercar soon.

- A movie version of the hit browser game Kantai Collection is set to hit theaters sometime this 2016.

KanColle movie teaser


Pokken Tournament

Gotta Get Ready For The Next Battle! Last year, the people of Pokemon and Bandai Namco, makers of the hard-hitting Tekken series, team up to create a new twist of Pokemon battles. Called Pokken Tournament, it hit arcade stands for everyone to experience a new kind of Pokemon battle by playing as one of the toughest Pokemons in history and see who is the best.

For those at home and you still have that old Wii U with you, here's your chance to try out the Wii U version of Pokken Tournament, packed with added features exclusively for the Wii U, including amiibo compatibility.

Like the arcade version, Pokken Tournament allows players to choose one of their favorites and compete to see who's the best. It can be played solo, with a friend, or against anyone online, this game is all about being competitive. It also works as a party game with your mates.

Players can pick as Pikachu, Lucario, Charizard, Machamp, Gengar, Gardevoir, Suicune, Sceptile, Blaziken, Weavile, Pikachu Libre, or even Chandelure, each with their different kinds of attacks fit perfectly to each Pokemon. Oh, and there are new Pokemon available exclusively for the Wii U version such as Garchomp and Braixen. Someone's going to love Braixen because its Flame Charge attack looks bewitching.

After choosing whose Pokemon you're going to play as, you get to pick a set of Support Pokemon that you can summon anytime per round. You can unlock different sets as well as different arenas if you progress through Ferrum League Mode.

In Ferrum League Mode, you assume the role of a hero and battle your way to become the champion but it won't be so easy. In the world of Pokken Tournament, type matchups are no longer part of the Pokemon battle but only their brute force is what matters so as the hero of this mode, you have to battle through different opponents and become the champion. However, your Pokemon's fighting skills will be tested upon the arrival of Shadow Mewtwo. How will you fare up against a powerful opposition is up to you.

Anyway, let's not be all silly because let's talk about how good is Pokken Tournament and when you play with it, it feels like any other fighting game you know. You'll spend endless hours tapping random buttons to unleash powerful combos and it takes a lot of effort to defeat the opposition. It maybe a fighting game but because this is Pokemon, Pokken Tournament is a fun family-friendly alternative to those...well, you know. Because this is fun for all ages, even your whole friends and family, even your ate or kuya, can join the battle.

Because this is amiibo compatibility, you can gain extras by scanning your favorite amiibos such as extra items to personalize your hero in My Town, in-game funds, and much more.

Pokken Tournament for the Wii U may be somewhat too childish for a fighting game but this is as closest as you get from grown-up fighting games. Playing solo is fine but if your friends and family are joining in the battle, this is going to be as exciting as you can get.

The "real" green herbs you can find

The "green herb", every Biohazard/Resident Evil fans' favorite necessity (next to the first aid spray) to survive through the war on bioterrorism. Use one of these and you'll recover in no time but it can be mixed with different kinds of herbs (be it green, red, or blue) for added healing effects. We want to have one of these in order to survive the ongoing war on terror but little did you know that green herbs do exist globally and those real-world green herbs do have a similar effect on those you've commonly used in the franchise. As part of honoring the 20th anniversary of the Biohazard/Resident Evil franchise, let's list down the "real" green herbs you can find in order to survive the ongoing war on terrorism in the form of zombies, mutants, and powerful villains.

Green Herb

Peppermint - Often used as a flavor for minty candies, peppermint can be use to treat respiratory illnesses such as coughs, colds, asthma, even fatal tuberculosis. It can even sooth the muscles of your intestines to ease down abdominal pain. It's no wonder capsules made from these are the medicine of choice for those who have IBS.

Basil - Once used as a tasty concoction on fancy meals on fancy restaurants, this kind of "green herb" can be use to ease down farting, lack of appetite, even wounds as well.

Lemon Balm - A mint derivative, this kind of "green herb" can ease down stress, insomnia, wounds, insect bites, even herpes. Not only that, some claim that lemon balm can help treat cold sores on their lips.

Parsley - It may be used as decoration for fancy meals but eating one of these will help ease down gassy problems in your stomach as well as your bad breath.

Rosemary - Apart from treating bad breath, this green herb provides good concentration, necessary if you want to take out monsters and terrorists with calm and orderly precision.

Sage - Although the name sounds so similar to a magical person in role-playing games, a Sage is a kind of green herb which is useful to treat mouth and throat inflammation.

Thyme - Thyme or thymol is a green herb that can be used to treat cough, congestion, or even indigestion.

Aloe Vera - As most skin care products used this kind of herb for its skin-healing properties, this kind of green herb was commonly used to speed up wound healing thanks to its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties

Eucalyptus - Also a mint derivative, this kind of green herb is used to treat respiratory illnesses, making it an ideal cold remedy known to man. Apart from being a respiratory aid, it was used for the treatment of muscle pains, perhaps most painkillers used the ingredient sourced from this kind of green herb.

Niaouli - Originated from Australia and Southeast Asia, this green herb comes with antiseptic properties. Its oils are powerful enough to treat colds and can be mixed with different kinds to treat different ailments.

Oregano - Americans think that this kind of herb was used for pizza sauce but it has the highest reputation in terms of antioxidant properties for culinary purposes. The oregano's medicinal properties can be attributed to the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant compounds. It's no wonder this green herb was used for protection against cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

Goldenseal - Commonly used as a disinfectant, it contains berberine and hydrastine, capable of its antibacterial properties. The primary use for this green herb is for treating upper respiratory congestion and sinus infections as well as skin infections, sore throats, mouth ulcers, and eye infections.

Cubeb - This green herb has a rather bizarre use as an aphrodisiac because not only can be used for solve dental problems, it can also be used to intensify sexual pleasure during coitus, according to Unani physicians. Who knew, right?

Bupleurum - Although not used by Western herbalists, this Chinese tonic herb was used for the treatment of liver and circulatory system. This green herb was rarely used but when combined with different herbs like ginger, ginseng, and peony, this herb can help heal different ailments such as menstrual problems.

Balsam of Peru - Long time ago, this herb was used in cough medicine to kill parasites inside of our body but today, it's been used for aromatherapy purposes as well as treating skin problems similar to other balsams.

Burdock - This green herb was once used as a nutritive liver tonic that helps clean and build the blood, while its diuretic properties helps in the elimination of waste materials. It can also be used to treat skin problems, control blood sugar levels, and the theoretical treatment of cancer.

Neem - Once used as a traditional cure in Ayurvedic medicine traditions in India since ancient times, this green herb was used for the treatment of skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, and athletes foot. Some say, it can also be used to reduce plaque-induced gingivitis and avert periodontal disease when used as a mouthwash.

Spearmint - While it has the same properties as peppermint, this green herb is a milder version and it's suitable for young children. A spearmint tea is used to treat hiccups as well as indigestion while a sweetened one can help treat colds or congestion.

Wormwood - Although used to stimulate digestion and prevent heartburn and gas, this green herb is a capable dewormer that has been used for centuries to expel tapeworms, threadworms, and roundworms from dogs, cats, and humans.

Lobelia - Even though it's useful to treat bronchitis and asthma, this herb comes with the same properties as nicotine, which is useful for smokers to slowly end their smoking habits.

For more information on herbs, why not check a website called Annie's Remedy, you'll find some detailed info about different kinds of herbs. Check it out at

And there you go. When the next time terrorism has struck in your neighborhood in the form of zombies and mutants, best to prepare some green herbs while you're fighting back against these enemies. All we need now is some scientific knowledge on how to mix these herbs.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: NoKor sentenced US student to hard labor

The North Korean supreme court has sentenced an American university student to 15 years of hard labor for crimes against the state. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that Otto Warmbier, who was detained in Pyongyang two months ago while visiting as a tourist, was sentenced on Wednesday. It said he confessed to having committed a hostile act, following the US government's hostile policy towards the North.

State-run media say Warmbier admitted at a news conference in Pyongyang last month that he tried to steal an item bearing a political slogan from his hotel in the capital city. North Korea has also detained three South Korean men and a SoKor-Canadian male for alleged espionage. All four have been sentenced to hard labor. CNN also reported that a SoKor-American man was detained as well.

Observers of North Korea say Pyongyang's using the detainees as bargaining chips to combat new international sanctions over its nuclear and missile tests.

Source: NHK World

Let's Do The News! (March 17, 2016)

- The annual joint US-Philippine military training exercise or Balikatan kicked off its first phase yesterday with the joint launching of construction and medical engagements in Panay and Palawan. Balikatan is a signature element of the US-Philippine military cooperation focused on a variety of missions including humanitarian aide, maritime law enforcement, and environmental protection. This year's joint military drills take place in various areas of the country following the official opening on the 4th of April to the 15th of April, 2016.

- Following the $81 million money laundering issue, senators stressed the need to include casinos in the coverage of the Anti-Money Laundering Act. The money laundering issue involves funds allegedly hacked from the Bank of Bangladesh in the United States, and which reportedly entered the Philippine financial system. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the Philippines is on the verge of becoming the world's money laundering capital if most casinos isn't covered by the AMLA.

- Environment Secretary Ramon Paje appealed to Filipinos to take part at this year's Earth Hour, which will take place this Saturday at 8:30 to 9:30 PM. The Philippines has been participating in Earth Hour since 2009 and Filipinos are among the biggest contributors in the climate movement organized by the World Wildlife Fund.

- Japan Coast Guard officials say three Chinese patrol ships briefly entered Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Wednesday. The incursion lasted for about an hour and a half in the afternoon and as of 1540 hours Japan time, three Chinese vessels were cruising in a contiguous zone about 24km southeast of Kubashima island.

- South Korean business firms asked the government reopen the Kaesong industrial complex. Last month, the South Korean government suspended operations in the Kaesong complex following North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch and the North said it will seize all South Korean assets in the complex.

- The Argentinian coast guard has sunk an Chinese fishing vessel that had allegedly ignored warnings to stop fishing illegally in its territorial waters. The coastguard said that its officers asked to board the Chinese ship. It says when the ship ignored warnings and tried to force a collision with the coastguard vessel, the officers fired shot. The trawler shot but all 32 crewmembers were rescued by either the coastguard or another Chinese boat sailing nearby. No one is injured.

- Belgian prosecutors say a flag of the Islamic State was found in the apartment where an armed man was killed in a crossfire between gunmen and policemen investigating last year's Paris attacks. French and Belgian police raided the apartment in southern Brussels on Tuesday and at least two men attacked and police officers returned fire. The dead man was a 35-year-old Algerian living illegally in Belgium. They say police found the ISIL flag, an assault rifle, and ammunition in the apartment.

- The Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG was unveiled before its New York Auto Show premiere next week, packed with the 3.0L V6 BiTurbo engine producing 362HP of power.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43

- Nissan will unveil the 2017MY update to their GT-R flagship sportscar at next week's New York Auto Show.

- The six shame faces they called the Matsuno brothers from the hit TV series Osomatsu-san, finally got their own figmas for keeps! Get ready, fans, because orders for the Osomatsu-san figmas, starring Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Jyushimatsu, Todomatsu, and Ichimatsu, are now open for booking with each cost 3,611 Yen plus tax. Arrival of each of the Matsuno bros. commences this October.

Osomatsu-san Figmas

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye; today is the 35th weeksary of Aldub and with them and the lolas made a sudden return to the mansion with their sudden encounter with Cookie, the gang are remembering their favorite moments during their mansion return. Minutes later, Dudang appeared and she told Yaya Dub about the key she got last week. That key is for the treasure chest where, inside, the deed to the mansion is inside. Which means, the gang got their mansion back! Wow! Fantastic Baby! Now that the gang got the mansion back, what happens next? Tune in next time and find out!


20 memorable moments in Biohazard history

Next week, the 22nd of March, 2016, marks the 20th anniversary of Capcom's flagship survival horror franchise Biohazard/Resident Evil. To kick things off in honor of the games' 20th year, and I can't believe everything's gone 20 this year, time to jot down the most memorable moments in Biohazard history from Arklay Mountains to Langshiang. Be advised that you have to play the rest of the games before reading this list because...well, you get the idea.

Biohazard 20th Anniversary

1) At the start of the very first Biohazard (Resident Evil) game, there is a sequence where the STARS Alpha Team landed on a mysterious place to find the remains of the Bravo Team, only to find out that they were chased by those monsters. One of the Alpha Team members was eaten and the remaining members fled until they've reached the mansion, which served as the start of the series. Whichever scenario you're on, be it Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, you are welcomed to the survival horror and what's not to complete the beginning without...the zombie at the other room.

2) Chris or Jill learned that STARS Alpha Team leader Albert Wesker set them up just so he can steal information from the organization known as Umbrella. Underneath of the conspiracy lies a prototype of Umbrella's powerful bio-organic weapon codenamed Tyrant. Wesker ordered the Tyrant to kill Chris or Jill but he was presumably killed by the Tyrant, prompting the player to defeat it. However, in the right circumstances like if you were aiming for a good ending, the Tyrant re-emerged at the final part of the story where you used the flare to call in the helicopter to get you rescued. After multiple hits later, Brad Vickers, who piloted the helicopter, dropped a rocket launcher for you to use it against the Tyrant. Once you try to shoot the final boss down, here goes the finishing sequence where the BOW gets blown into pieces.

3) The start of Resident Evil/Biohazard 2 sees one of the protagonists; a young female named Claire Redfield who is searching for her brother Chris, and a rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy, who started his first day as a police officer, landed on a zombie-stricken Raccoon City. They really don't know what is happening in this place when they arrived and they have to fight their way to find the only safe place in this zombie-plagued town...which is none other than the Raccoon Police Department. Just when they thought when they're safe in...the nightmare's just getting started.

4) In the Leon scenario of RE2, Leon's first encounter with a mysterious woman named Ada Wong began with a sudden gunshot at the car park when she thought he's one of the zombies. Ada's looking for a man named Ben, who knows what's going in Raccoon City, somewhere in the prison cells. After learning the truth, Leon and Ada have to get through the sewers and work their way out to survive. In the Claire scenario, Claire saw a little girl running scared through the corridors of RPD and she have to find her before the little girl gets endangered by zombies. The little girl is named Sherry Birkin and she's the daughter of the Umbrella scientists. With her life endangered, Claire and Sherry will have to stick together to find their way out. Whichever scenario you were on, players are learning the truth with the sudden encounter with Anette Birkin and how the outbreak occurred.

5) As Leon and Ada or Claire and Sherry are going down through the secret underground laboratory, something strange is going on and one of the protagonists are going out to check it out...only to find out they were attacked by a mutated William Birkin, the scientist who was injected by the G-Virus. It was one helluva boss fight as most of the ammunition saved need to be sacrificed to bring him down. After that dreadful boss fight, they made it in the underground laboratory. For Leon, he had to find a medicine to treat Ada's wounds. For Claire, she had to find the vaccine to save Sherry, who was infected by the virus.

6) The escape from the laboratory is one of the most gruelling moments in the story of RE2 and whichever scenarios you're on, how the story ends is different. In Scenario A, players have to defeat the heavily mutated G-Birkin for the last time before the lab self-destructs. In Scenario B, and obviously one of the most memorable ones, players have to defeat a powerful mutant and with the help of the Resident Evil favorite, the rocket launcher, that should do the trick. Just as we thought they made it out alive, here in Scenario B, the "real" final boss emerges in the form of the horrid final mutation of G-Birkin. It takes some heavy firepower to defeat this vile tentacled monster and witness the good ending of RE2.

6) Leon, Claire, Ada, and Sherry weren't the only ones who've escaped Raccoon City. In fact, there was another survivor in this tale and in the special scenario that can be unlocked after finishing Scenario B (with either Leon or Claire), players will play as an Umbrella agent, codenamed HUNK. As HUNK, who recently retrieved the G-Virus sample during his onslaught against William Birkin, players will have to reach the RPD's rooftop in the fastest time.

7) September 28, 1998. Two months after the mansion incident, former STARS member Jill Valentine is trapped in the zombie-stricken Raccoon City and this is where Jill's "Last Escape" begins as she has to survive her way out from this inescapable death trap. During the start of her "Last Escape", she encounters Brad Vickers at the bar, who was attacked by the zombie. Brad warned that there's someone powerful enough to take out STARS members and upon Jill's arrival to the Raccoon Police Department, she witnessed Brad's death and the first appearance of a powerful mutant known as Nemesis. (The monster who keeps on saying STARS) You have two choices; fight or flee. Make your choice.

8) After Jill fires up the clock tower to call in a rescue helicopter, she thought she was saved until a rocket fire destroyed the chopper. It was Nemesis who shot down the helicopter and gets worse, Nemesis poisoned Jill with its powerful tentacles. With Jill poisoned, she have to fend off Nemesis by any means necessary. After fending off Nemesis, Jill was fainted and recovered by Corporal Carlos Oliveira. With Jill infected, Carlos had to venture out to the nearest hospital in search of the vaccine while surviving against zombies and BOWs well as learning the truth that one of his colleagues betrayed them.

9) Upon picking up the portable radar receiver, the countdown to escape Raccoon City has just begun and she has a few minutes left to escape before the missile touched down Raccoon City. At the near end of her "last escape", Jill encounters Nemesis' final mutation form and with little time left, she has to push through three batteries to activate the rail cannon and if you can lure Nemesis to the rail cannon, it will zap down Nemesis once and for all. Just as we thought Nemesis is down, it's still kicking and you have a choice; leave this place or kill Nemesis once and for all. How the story ends comes in two ways; have Jill and Carlos escaped Raccoon City or have the two picked up by a mysterious ally to save them both. Question now is...who's piloting the chopper to save both Jill and Carlos? Some could be Barry Burton or is he? Anyway, if you finished RE3 in Hard difficulty, you'll get an epilogue. There are eight epilogues in total, discovering what happened to Jill, Chris, Barry, Leon, Claire, Ada, Sherry, and Agent HUNK in the aftermath of Raccoon City.

10) Desperate to get the Gold Lugers from Steve's hands, Claire found some sub-machine guns, only to find out that they're empty and the ammunition is somewhere until a mutant attacked Claire and Steve took it out. With the two exchanged arms, Steve got his hands to something cooler than the Gold Lugers he obtained from the Ashford mansion. With all set, Steve tries out his new and powerful submachine guns while helping Claire out to escape the compound. However, things took a rather turn of events when a big zombie attacked Claire and the zombie that attacked Claire is really Steve's father. Upon killing his dad, Steve learned the truth about why him and his father were imprisoned in Rockfort Prison.

11) Another shocking turn of events in the story of "Code: Veronica" is Alfred being Alexia. When Claire discovers that Alfred is talking to someone who is his supposedly died Alexia, Claire ventured through Alexia's room to investigate and that meant finding a secret path to the attic, which is nothing but filled with childish stuff. Going down, Claire encountered Alexia who is going to kill her until Steve popped up to stop Alexia, sending her to a secret room that lured them to Alfred's room. The only things they've spotted are Alexia's dress and...a wig. Yes. A wig. One thing that worries the players; how did Alfred managed to dress as his deceased sister? Try playing The Darkside Chronicles and find out for yourself. Anyway, as a result, Alfred triggered a self-destruct sequence and the two have to find a cargo plane to escape Rockfort Island. Just as they thought they're freed from Alfred's clutches, the cargo plane stuck into auto-pilot and it's heading to a secret base somewhere in Antarctica and if things get any worse, the Tyrant has attacked Claire and that meant she have to stop it by opening the cargo ramp to shook it off.

12) Claire Redfield, who couldn't move on from the death of Steve after his Veronica virus mutation, left the codes to her brother Chris to initiate the self-destruct sequence in order to open all locks. This is where the climax kicks in as Chris rushes to input the code and trigger the self-destruct sequence. With the code set, Claire and Chris are ready to leave the secret base until the mutated Alexia get in their way and after Chris saved Claire from the mutated Alexia, the Veronica virus mutated Alexia into its final mutated form and Chris have to inflict damage to Alexia before the Linear Launcher is fully charged and use it to end Alexia once and for all.

13) After Leon defeated Krauser while racing against time to save Ashley Graham from Osmund Saddler's plot for world domination, Leon has to fend against the angry mob of Ganados, even with a little help from a helicopter backup. As he managed to fend off the Ganados, Leon made it to the lab to save Ashley until Saddler appears to get in his way. Luckily though, Ada appears to buy him some time. While Ada fends Saddler off, Leon and Ashley managed to rid off the Plaga inside them by using a special machine to zap it off. They've escaped the lab until they faced off Saddler for the final time. Leon have to inflict enough damage to Saddler until Ada founds a special rocket launcher for Leon to use it against Saddler. With Saddler slayed, Leon retrieves the virus sample until he hands it over to Ada and in return, Ada lends Leon the keys to the jetski, prompting him and Ashley to escape from the island.

14) Chris and Sheva continues to pursue against Wesker and Excella at a cargo ship carrying the Uroboros virus to initiate a terrorist attack worldwide. Having managed to fight their way through the cargo ship, the two encountered Excella, who was betrayed by Wesker, mutated by the Uroboros. Having managed to escape the wrath of the Uroboros, Chris and Sheva are rummaging around the ship over the Bridge Keycard and with this keycard, they can gain access to a satellite-tracking weapon, capable of defeating the giant monster.

15) Chris and Sheva finally pursued Wesker and trying to foil Wesker's attempt for total world domination with the Uroboros. In the first half, players have to shut off the lights to confuse him off while finding a rocket launcher. Of course, while Wesker tries to disrupt the rocket fire, players have little time to shoot the rocket and when they did, they have to rush through Wesker to inject him in order to neutralize the virus...although the injection made him angrier. At the latter half after the bomber crash landed on a volcano, Wesker's heavily mutated with the Uroboros virus and it's up to the two to kill him once and for all. After successfully killed Wesker, Chris and Sheva were rescued by Jill and Josh Stone. However, Wesker strikes back and the duo are armed with the rocket launcher (these guys never forget the explosive favorite after all) to finish Wesker off. The threat is finally over...or was it?

16) The final episode of Resident Evil/Biohazard Revelations, The Queen is Dead, sees Chris and Jill ventured to the sunken ship Queen Dido from the ruins of Terragrigia to hunt down the leader of the terrorist organization Veltro, Jack Norman. The duo learned that Norman was betrayed by his ally, the FBC Commissioner Morgan Lansdale, and with the evidence obtained, Norman consumed the T-Abyss virus, causing his demonic mutation that our heroes must eliminate him. It was one heck of a final boss battle and after the fall of the Veltro leader, Jill exposed that Morgan conspired with Veltro for the Terragrigia Panic a year ago.

17) Leon S. Kennedy and Helena Harper made it to the Quad Tower in Langshiang, China, having managed to shake off the heavily mutated Derek Simmons, who masterminded the attack on Tall Oaks as well as the President of the United States. With Simmons hot on their trail while being interferred by Ada Wong, the duo have no choice but to survive their way to the top, and when Ada's in danger, Leon rushes in to save her. It's the "ties that bind" each other and with Ada awakened, the long-time opposites are working together to defeat Simmons. After Ada dropped Simmons off to the flames, Ada left to dispose traces of her caused by her doppleganger Carla Radames. As for Leon and Helena, they're still pursued by Simmons and they have to fight their way to Ada's helicopter to escape the Quad Tower. Later on, with Simmons still causing misery for the two, they've picked up a rocket launcher and send Simmons to his grave. With Simmons finally gone, Leon picked up something from Ada's helicopter: evidence that Simmons masterminded the attack, enough to prove Leon and Helena's innocence.

18) Having survived through Neo-Umbrella's secret underwater facility hidden beneath the Chinese waters, Chris Redfield and Piers Nivans meet up with Jake Muller and Sherry Birkin. Jake learns the truth that Chris killed his father, Albert Wesker, but the betrayal is interrupted by the swarm of Neo Umbrella J'avos attacking our heroes at the elevator and the four of them must fend off until the pairs gone through separate ways. Chris and Piers face off against the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, codenamed Haos. To stop Haos, a major sacrifice has been made and Piers, who lost his right arm during a fight with this BOW, injected hinself with the C-Virus, causing his right arm to mutate into a powerful weapon. With his mutated arm, Piers can unleash a powerful charge attack at the cost of his health but he can regenerate while aiming with his arm. After they defeated Haos, the duo are fighting their way to the escape pod. Sadly, only one of them will face death and Piers, becoming unstable with the C-virus, pushed Chris through the escape pod and left him. Piers sacrificed his life to stop Haos.

19) As for Jake and Sherry, they're facing a fiery hot battle against the Ustanak, a BOW that has kept pursuing our favorite RE6 duo the whole time, for one last time. There is no holding back this time as Jake and Sherry will use by any means necessary to stop Ustanak, even if Jake's going to finish it off with his bare hands...literally! With Ustanak fell onto the lava, the duo managed to get through the lift, a fast lift that will get them to the surface. However, the mighty Ustanak is still pursuing to its last breath until Jake and Sherry shot its exposed organ to oblivion with a single revolver shot altogether.

20) Barry Burton faces off with the Overseer in the form of a heavily mutated Alex and while she has strong hatred against the little girl named Natalia, Barry tries to use by any means necessary to finish that She-Wesker off. Alex tries to kill Natalia off but out of nowhere, Barry's daughter Moira appeared to stop her and he thought she died during her escape with Claire Redfield. With Barry, Moira, and Natalia escaping the island, Alex still pursues them until Claire Redfield shot her with a sniper rifle. With Barry Burton tries to hold Alex off on land, Claire provides him cover by air, delivering the coup'de grace against the Overseer. Later on, Barry called in Claire to use a rocket launcher against Alex and that does take care of it. With the threat finally over, Barry finally reconciles with his daughter.

...and these are the greatest moments in Biohazard/Resident Evil history. Here's for more twenty years of terrifying players with the never-ending fear that the Biohazard/Resident Evil games deliver and so is the iconic legends that shaped the storyline for years to come.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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

- The Department of Justice is set to investigate the money laundering compliant against the RCBC by the Anti-Money Laundering Council last week. According to Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, the AMLC complaint has been assigned for preliminary investigation to determine if there is a probable cause to warrant the filing of criminal charges against RCBC branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito.

- A group of taxi drivers gathered in front of the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board office in East Avenue, Quezon City to protest against the fixed 10 peso rollback on taxi fare that will take effect this Saturday. The transport groups are also opposing the waiting time charge of P3.50 per 500m and P3.50 for every 90 seconds of waiting time, citing the worsening Metro Manila traffic.

- At the recent presidential primary, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio announced that he will be dropping out of the presidential race while Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich defeated frontrunner Donald Trump. In the Democratic side, front runner Hilary Clinton defeated Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by a landslide in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio.

- The Chinese Congress has approved a set of nine proposals that includes ways to solve the country's economic slowdown. Wednesday was the last day of the 12-day annual session held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Congress approved on measures to steer the future of China with the new 5-year plan for the next four years, aiming to achieve an annual economic growth rate of 6.5% or more -- lower than that of the previous 5 years.

- US President Barack Obama announced significant changes to its sanctions against Cuba. The new rules announced by the Treasury Department and others will allow Cubans to hold jobs in the US in a variety of fields including sports and art, and receive salaries through bank accounts. The changes could pave the way for Cuban baseball players to transfer to Major League clubs without defecting.

- Hot on the heels for its New York Auto Show debut, the all new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 features a more powerful supercharged 6.2L V8 engine producing 640HP of power and same amount of torques, while mated with GM's first-ever 10-speed automatic gearbox.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

- Following Toyota's total takeover of Daihatsu, the Japanese small car company is more than happy to use Toyota's TNGA platform for their future vehicle portfolio, hence labelling the Toyota-derived platform as DNGA or Daihatsu New Global Architecture.

- Following last year's Biohazard/Resident Evil stageplay, a new stage musical is set to honor the survival horror franchise's 20th anniversary with former Takarazuka Revue actress Reon Yuzuki stars in her first lead role. Subtitled Voice of Gaia, it features musical elements penned by G2, which will run first in Tokyo's Akasaka ACT Theater from September 30 to October 12, and in Osaka's Umeda Arts Theater from November 11 to 16.

- The Cafe & Bar CHARACRO feat. THE IDOLM@STER ends on the 20th of May, 2016, and for the grand finale, the "Forever! We are…" finale event kicks off on the 8th of April to the last day of operations (that's the 20th of May, of course) with a barrage of menu courses and extras fans of THE IDOLM@STER series would remember forever.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, today is AlDub's 8th monthsary and Alden and Yaya Dub are here to show the lolas and everyone an exclusive sneak preview of their upcoming Eat Bulaga Lenten Special drama titled "God Gave Me You", airing this Holy Wednesday, the 23rd of March. After the preview, Cookie showed up to raise suspicions on Yaya Dub and now that Cookie learned the truth with Yaya Dub's presence, we learned that Yaya Dub's going to enter the mansion...tomorrow! Tune in next time and find out!

- The Meguiars Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 is now available, featuring seven additional machines including the brand new Ferrari 488 GTB and the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype, with some legendary machines to try out! This is the final car pack to be covered in the FM6 Car Pass.

Forza Motorsport 6 Meguiars Car Pack


Forza Motorsport 6: Battle of the hybrid hypercars!

p1 laferrari 918

Now that everything I need to know about the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari, and the Porsche 918 Spyder in Forza Motorsport 6 are all checked and done, it's time for me to do the one thing Clarkson, Hammond, and May never got the balls to attempt this ultimate decider to show which of these three hybrid hypercars is the fastest round the Top Gear Test Track and this is the surreal test to prove if Clarkson's name is going to change to "Jennifer". As a matter of fact, I got a high probability on what's going to happen next.

But first, let's have a quick review of the hybrid hypercar trio. The P1 is a hybrid hypercar that incorporates most of McLaren's motorsports know-how. It's powered by an improved version of the 3.8L V8 twin-turbo engine as applied on the 12C and a single electric motor, making the combined power output of 903HP and torque output of 664ft-lb of torque.It's strictly limited to 375 units, each costing GB£866,000, and all of the units have sold out.

The 918, meanwhile, features a combination of a 4.6L V8 engine which produces 612HP of power by itself, two electric motors bolted on the axles, and a 6.8kWh Li-ion battery. The electric motors deliver around 500lb-ft of torque at 8000rpm, a torque that a Ferrari 458 deemed impossible. A Weissach Package-spec 918 Spyder, noteworthy with a unique livery and 60kg weight drop, lapped round the Nurburgring of less than 6:57, making it the fastest series production street-legal car to break the seven minute barrier.

Finally, the LaFerrari may come with the same hybrid layout as the other two, meaning its V12 engine is bolted with electric motors and a Li-ion battery, but unlike the McLaren and the Porsche that can run on electricity alone, the LaFerrari doesn't have that kind of feature because Ferrari is not heavily interested in electric power alone. Instead, the LaFerrari comes with HY-KERS (Hybrid-Kinetic Energy Recovery System), a tech similar to the one used in Formula One cars. It captures energy during braking and feeds it back when needed. That's why the engine-motor combination are all working together and cannot be separated, therefore it produces 963HP of power and 663lb-ft of torque, while mated with a 7-speed F1 gearbox. Not only that, the LaFerrari's dynamics are unique thanks to its bodywork that was built entirely from different kinds of carbon fiber as well as the lowered center of gravity but it's the high-tech active aerodynamics that sets them apart and because it's computer-controlled; the faster the LaFerrari goes through the corner, the better it works.

Now that everything is all settled out, the it's time to decide who flies and who falls from grace. The game is on!

So, how did the hyper three performed at the Top Gear Track? Well, time to read the results! The P1 did it in 1:14.976 while the LaFerrari, thanks to its active aerodynamics that work when it gets faster round the follow-through, 1:14.567, and the 918, the least powerful of the three, made it in a surprisingly quick 1:13.597, meaning the 918 is the fastest of the three and Jeremy Clarkson's going to rename himself as "Jennifer" should the three kept their hosting duties if they didn't messed up with the producers, well Clarkson that is.

Hard to believe that the 918 won the battle despite its power output but because of its Porsche motorsport DNA, its low center of gravity, its 4WD system, and lots of stuff that made the 918 great. It's no surprisingly it lapped round the Nurburgring faster than almost everything and if McLaren managed to file a full report on how fast the P1 went, it would be somewhat a second slower than the 918 and that could be the outcome I might be looking forward to.

With everything settled out, I'm going to close this case completely, concluding that the 918 is the fastest of the three round the Top Gear track but the battle is not yet over so these muscles need to hustle for more.

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: US, China in talks to implement NoKor sanctions

The head of the US Treasury stressed that both the US and Chinese government are discussing measures to effectively implement sanctions against North Korea. According to the US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, the US is working hard to ensure that the new UNSC sanctions against North Korea are implement. To conclude, the US has been holding talks with CHina and right now, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin is in China in such discussions.

Like South Korea, the United States downplayed North Korea's claimed that the country has successfully simulated the ballistic missile's re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says Washington highly doubts North Korea has the ability to develop such a ballistic missile, but added the US is fully prepared to deal with any provocation launched by the regime. Cook states that the US is collaborating with South Korea and Japan to counter threats from North Korea.

Source: Arirang News

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Six Nations 2016: Round 4

In the fourth round of the 2016 RBS Six Nations tournament, the long-time feud between England Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union became one of the most exciting feats in this season and in the end of this recent feud of the two rugby teams, England takes it at the score of 25-21, all thanks to outstanding performances by Owen Farrell, Anthony Watson, and Maro Itoje. With such win, England's aim for a first Grand Slam in 13 years is drawing near.

Under cover of the fight,  The IRFU stirred a massive win against the FIR Italia at the massive score of 58-15, while Scotland edged out the FFR at the score of 29-18.


The final round of the 2016 RBS Six Nations starts with Wales v Italy on the 19th of March at 1430 hours local time while Ireland faces off against Scotland at the same day at 1700 hours local time, and on the next day, England takes on France at 2100 hours.

Who will win the title of this season's RBS 6 Nations? Watch for it!

FIA Formula E 2015-2016: Mexico City

There's a big major twist occurred at the end of the Mexico City ePrix of the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E championship. Even though Lucas di Grassi from Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport is named as the winner, his car used for the first half of the race turned out to be underweight and he was thereby excluded. As a result, Jerome D'Ambrosio is named 1st after his qualifying pole-position. Even though D'Ambrosio set the fastest lap, it was revoked after he was found to have cut the chicane.

This mean, di Grassi lost his lead by Sebastien Buemi. After five rounds passed, Buemi's now 2nd place overall with 98 points while Di Grassi's 22 points behind and Sam Bird's 3rd overall with 60 points.


The next race is set at Long Beach, California, on the 2nd of April, 2016.

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: NoKor conducted missile test

The North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, reported that the country has successfully simulated the ballistic missile's re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. According to the paper, the simulation was designed to evaluate the heat stability of a warhead, and that it was able to achieve all of the technical targets. Pictures of the paper show fire blowing against what appears to be a missile warhead, as well as an apparently discolored warhead after the test.

South Korean Defense Ministry debunked North Korea's report of successful missile test, calling the North's claim one-sided. South Korean military officials believe Pyongyang doesn't have the capability to bring missiles back into the atmosphere but it is unclear if the experiment would constitute an additional nuclear test. But such move would clearly violate UNSC resolutions.

The South Korean government says the global community will not tolerate any further provocations from the North. Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Jun-hyuk told reporters that NoKor raised its threat level by declaring that it will continue its provocations as they will face retaliation from the international community that would lead to its self-destruction.

Source: NHK World

Let's Do The News! (March 15, 2016)

- The People Power Monument, the symbol of every Filipino's freedom against the Marcos regime, has been vandalized with pro-Marcos graffiti. A pic posted by an instagram user went viral, showing that the lower part of the monument adorned with orange and yellow tiles was covered in scrawls exalting the family name of the late Ferdinand Marcos, the former president whose 20-year regime ended by the People Power. The late dictator's son, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., is running for vice president in the May 2016 elections.

- During his visit to the Philippines, former US Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore  warned that at least 13.6 million Filipinos will be affected by global warming which triggered continuous rise in sea levels. He also urged Filipinos to demand government action on climate change to continue what he called a "moral struggle" amid the Philippines' continued support for coal-powered plants.

- The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee is set to probe onto the alleged money laundering activities involving 81 million US Dollars coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC). The Senate panel summoned the top RCBC officials to explain about the alleged money laundering transaction.

- Turkey has launched simultaneous airstrikes against the Kurdish militant camps in Iraq following last night's car bomb attack in the Turkish capital Ankara that killed 37 people. Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu said that an investigation found the PKK held responsible for the bombing. Davutoglu added that Turkish fighter jets bombed targets of the PKK in northern Iraq, serving as a retaliation for the car bomb attack.

- The Burmese parliament has elected the nation's first civilian leader in over five decades. Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy, gained the most votes in Tuesday's joint session of parliament's two house. Htin Kyaw is a former bureaucrat who has graduated from a certain British university. He is Burma's first democratically elected president since the military seized power in the 1962 coup. He's also a close ally to Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi was banned by the constitution from becoming president because her children are foreign nationals but she is widely expected to wield power through Htin Kyaw.

- The Malaysia Insider, a top Malaysian internet media site, will be shutting down following its reports covering a political funding scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Razak. The government had been blocking access within the country to the internet site, citing a violation of the law on Internet use.

- A UN human rights investigator says the North Korean leadership should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. During a meeting with the Human Rights Council in Geneva, North Korea's leadership is pouring a large amount of resources into developing weapons of mass destruction, while its people are suffering from food insecurity, and added that the global community should take steps to hold NoKor leader Kim Jong Un and other top-ranking officials responsible for the crimes.

- Actress Claudine Barretto visited the grave of her former boyfriend and the late matinee idol Rico Yan, who would have been 41 years old yesterday.  Rico Yan died on the 29th of March, 2002, (during Holy Week) due to acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, Cookie is still here, messing around with the lolas in search for answers regarding the particular "Divina" who owns the mansion. The bothersome continues until pics of Yaya Dub showed up on Lola Nidora's phone, raising suspicion from Cookie into thinking that woman in the pic really is Divina. More answers will be revealed next time so watch out.

- Pagani confirmed that the Roadster version of their Huayra hypercar will be revealed at the Monterey Car Week.

- If you have 11,000 Yen on your checking account, why not book one with the brand new DreamTech figure from Wave? This figured is modeled after THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' Miku Maekawa, in her school uniform, and comes with different expressions and accessories.

Miku Maekawa
(School Uniform ver.)


THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: NoKor plans to conduct warhead tests soon

North Korea announced that they will conduct tests for nuclear warheads ballistic missiles "soon", continuing their provocation following their nuclear test last January.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered a test for estimating the heat stability of rocket warhead tip, designed and manufactured with domestic efforts and technology.

It also states that a nuclear warhead explosion test and test-firing different kinds with ballistic missiles equipped with those warheads will be conducted in a short time to further enhance the nuclear attack capability.

Source: Arirang News

Monday, March 14, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 14, 2016)

- The issue of the citizenship of Senator Grace Poe and how it affects her eligibility to run for the May 2016 elections is still on the air despite the Supreme Court's ruling last week to allow her to run for presidency. According to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, in his 55-page dissenting opinion, there was a ruling on Poe's qualification as a natural-born citizen due to SC's voting on the issue of citizenship was 7-5-3, meaning there is no majority of this Court that holds the petitioner a natural-born Filipino citizen.

- A student of the Philippines Los Banos on Monday cleared himself from criticisms and maintained that he has no intention to disrespect Davao Mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte following the video report on the Q&A portion of the university's academic forum went viral and earned negative reactions from netizens. Stephen Villena, the student, participated in the academic forum about governance, transparency, and social transformation with Duterte as guest, said that Duterte's supporters are angry at him for supposedly being disrespectful and no way of questioning the mayor.

- So far, there have been no confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health after 827 patients tested for the mosquito-borne virus turned out to be negative. According to the press briefing, Health Secretary Janette Garin disclosed that patients referred to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine who were suspected of having dengue or chikungunya were also tested for Zika and returned negative. The DOH listed Zika as a Category I disease, meaning cases of suspected infection must be reported within a day.

- The personnel from the Japanese Self Defense Forces and Coast Guard will be sent to Indonesia at the end of March to further boost the country's naval capabilities. Indonesian diplomatic sources say the officers will provide Indonesia's navy with technical instructions on how to create charts that record seabed topography and other information. Last year, the two ministers agreed that they will deepen defense collaboration through measures such as boosting SDF support to help improve Indonesian military capabilities.

- The Syrian opposition group says they will continue to insist the removal of President Bashar al-Assad in the peace talks to resume in Geneva on Monday. Negotiations to find the solution to the ongoing Syrian civil war have been stalled for over a month.

- As of right now, about 34 people were reportedly killed in a explosion in the Turkish capital city Ankara. No one was claimed responsibility for the blast but Interior Minister Efkan Ala believes that it was a car bombing. He said evidence has been found and the name of the terrorist group behind the attack will be released when the investigation is complete.

- Recently, Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza defeated Kathryn Bernardo, James Reid, and Enrique Gil as the Favorite Pinoy Personality at the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. La Salle Green Archers' Jeron Teng was named Favorite Asian Sports Star as well.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, a new warning has approached the lolas as the arrival of Cookie caused a new tension to the lolas. Cookie told about what's going on with the mansion the lolas used to live and Cookie wants to know who now owns the mansion. Some say, it could be a child or grandchild but when Lola Nidora's phone rings, Divina is said. Could Yaya Dub be the one who owned the mansion? Tune in next time and find out.

- When two online worlds collide; two RPG app games; Sword Art Online: Code Register, and the .hack//-inspired New World: Vol. 1, are running a collaboration campaign packed with crossover outfits, accessories, bonuses, and other extras.

- Love Live! character designer Yuhei Murota revealed on his Twitter account that he had gotten married last month. No one knows the woman who married him but he explained that he chose that day to tell everyone because it was his new wife's birthday.


Ankara explosion kills 27

There was a fatal explosion occured in the transit hub somewhere at the Turkish capital city Ankara, where 27 people are killed while 75 people are injured, according to reports.

Based on the findings, this is believed to be a terrorist attack carried out by the Kurdish militants PKK or its affiliates.

People who witnessed the explosions posted images online of the carnage occured in the Turkish capital.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

The 2016 Nick Kids Choice Awards

Earlier, kids from all over the world are taking part into the biggest event of the year known as the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. With Blake Shelton taking role as this year's presenter, the 2016 KCA couldn't get even more surprising than ever. From the Foot Soldiers attacking the stage, musical performances, The Game Shakers does Super Mario, pranks, and the biggest of all...slime! There's even special previews of upcoming films as well!

So, in case you missed the recent KCAs, time to mention the winners of this year's KCA. First and foremost, Hotel Transylvania 2 was named as the best animated film while Star Wars: The Force Awakens is named as the best film. Zendaya was named as the best actress on a kids show, The Thundermans named as the best TV kids show, Amy Poehler was named as the best voice in an animated film, Fifth Harmony as the best musical group, and Cake Boss named as the best cooking show.

Other winners include;
The Voice - Favorite Talent Competition Show
Justin Bieber - Favorite Male Singer
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth - Favorite Collaboration
Just Dance 2016 - Favorite Video Game
Jennifer Lawrence - Favorite Movie Actress
The Muppets - Favorite TV Show
Sofia Vergara - Favorite Female TV Star
Hello - Favorite Song of the Year
Shawn Mendes - Favorite New Artist
Ariana Grande - Favorite Female Singer
Spongebob Squarepants - Favorite Cartoon
Will Ferrell - Favorite Movie Actor
Jim Parsons - Favorite Male TV Star

Forza Motorsport 6: The Ferrari LaFerrari

The McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 are the hypercars that know how to balance motorsport-inspired performance and everyday ecology at the same pace to deliver an unbiased blend no supercars had done before, serving the template for future sportscars for many years to come. If the P1 and the 918 wanted to have a battle to decide who's superior, it must first face this; the Ferrari LaFerrari, a hybrid hypercar served as the pinnacle of Maranello engineering.


No miserable V8s, no puny little turbochargers, the sound of the LaFerrari's 6.3L V12 naturally-aspirated engine are in synched in perfect harmony and that is how a supercar should sound like. It's no wonder how James May found his admiration to this car and this car can edge out the likes of the P1 and the 918 in terms of performance.

Of course, this is a hybrid just like the other two, meaning the V12 engine that powers it to the middle is bolted with an electric motor and a battery. However, unlike the McLaren and the Porsche that can run on electricity alone, the LaFerrari doesn't have that kind of feature because Ferrari is not heavily interested in electric power alone. Instead, the LaFerrari comes with HY-KERS (Hybrid-Kinetic Energy Recovery System), a tech similar to the one used in Formula One cars. It captures energy during braking and feeds it back when needed. That's why the engine-motor combination are all working together and cannot be separated, therefore it produces 963HP of power and 663lb-ft of torque, while mated with a 7-speed F1 gearbox.

Now normally, I was going to try the LaFerrari in its private track to show just how it lives up to be the fastest Ferrari ever made but sadly, Forza Motorsport 6 doesn't have one. However, I just found the next best thing to try out the LaFerrari; Monza.


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With such power output, the LaFerrari can easily take down the P1 and the 918 at ease and with the 218mph top speed, it's the fastest of the hybrid hypercar trio as well. It's not just the speed it delivers, it's the dynamics is what made the LaFerrari unique thanks to its bodywork that was built entirely from different kinds of carbon fiber as well as the lowered center of gravity but it's the high-tech active aerodynamics that sets them apart and because it's computer-controlled; the faster the LaFerrari goes through the corner, the better it works. Sure, this is as dynamic to drive as the P1 because of its rear-wheel drive but it's not merely a widowmaker.

laferrari (3)

Humor me, now with the evaluation over the LaFerrari is well done, I believe that I can now do a quick comparo between the three hybrid hypercars round the Top Gear track later on. I can't wait to see which of these three is the greatest.
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