Friday, October 24, 2014

Politician says protocol plate 8 is a "tradition"

Politician says protocol plate 8 is a "tradition".. "It is to let your constituents know that you are around".

Politician explains protocol plate 8
Image: Top Gear PH
Do you know what protocol plate 8 stands for? How about the rationale behind?

Mr. Lazatin, a Facebook page follower of TopGear PH asked a politician similar questions - the answers were rather seemingly funny and dubious.

Lazatin asked on Twitter: "Ok, good Mr/Ms Congressman: modest lifestyle. Bt can we get rid of the unnecessary '8' protocol plate? What's it for?"

The politician said, "It is to let your constituents know that you are around".

"It is tradition", the public official added.

Apparently, TopGear went out of its way to find more of the conversation between Mr. Lazatin and the politician.

The image below is a screenshot of what has been uncovered on Lazatin's Twitter feed:

Politician explains protocol plate 8

The exchange of Tweets had Lazatin saying, "tradition" is not enough of a reason why there exists protocol plate no. 8.

"The plate doesn't even indicate the congressional district", Lazatin added. (Source: TopGear)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WATCH: Italian singing nun covers 'Like A Virgin' by Madonna

Italian singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia is back after her glorious win in The Voice: Italy sometime in June.

singing nun like a virgin

The 26-year-old Sicilian nun is once again, out to shock, perhaps the world with her beautiful rendition of Madonna's 1984 hit "Like A Virgin".

Sister Scuccia amazed The Voice judges during her blind audition, belting Alicia Keys’ 'No One'. Since then, she rose to fame gaining followers and fans from around the world. Ultimately, she emerged as the winner of the said singing contest.

Throwing out previous notions and impressions on the lyrics of the song, Sister Scuccia said, it is actually a song about "the power of love to renew people [and] rescue them from their past".
Reading the text, without being influenced by previous interpretations, you discover that it is a song about the power of love to renew people [and] rescue them from their past
Watch: Italian singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia with her rendition of "Like A Virgin"


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Hokkaido bus accident kills drivers, injures 33 Singapore tourists

A tourist bus accident in Hokkaido injured at least 33 Singapore tourists, including a Japanese conductor on Thursday, NHK News Web published.

Hokkaido bus accident

The bus had a head-on collision with a truck in the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday. The news broke out online via NHK's website at about noon.

Hokkaido bus accident

The drivers of the bus and truck did not survive the accident, reports added.

Although none were accounted seriously hurt, several Singapore tourists suffered injuries. They are now being treated in a nearby hospital.

According to the details written by Strait Times:
The collision took place at around 9.40am Japan time on National Highway Number 5, a two-lane road, in Nanae Town in the southern part of Hokkaido. The vehicles crashed near Onuma, a popular tourist spot. 
The bus was bound for Sapporo.

Eye witnesses say, the truck swerved into the bus' lane.

Drunk driving DPWH engineer gets nabbed after 10-min car chase

DPWH foreman Sandy Ubungin fell to the hands of the authorities after about 10 minutes of car chase in Tondo, Manila, ABS-CBN News reported.


Ubungin is a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) foreman; He was accused of drunk driving, after a drinking session with his fellow engineers.

At a checkpoint in Escolta, Mania, police tried to stop Ubungin from driving but the latter went on; The car chase begun.

During the chase, the engineer hit several vehicles on the road, including a tricycle driver who sustained wound on his arm.

The Public Works engineer got caught when policemen cornered him at a dead end along Guerrero Street, Binondo.

Ubungin is now detained in Manila Police District Station 10.

Here is the video report: