Rappler Newscast | October 8, 2014
Today on Rappler.
- A former ally reveals details of the allegedly extravagant lifestyle of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s wife.
- Albay Governor Joey Salceda says “zero casualty” is not a statistic, it’s a commitment.
- Jennifer Lawrence says the leak of her nude photos is a “sex crime”.
MAYOR BINAY TO SEEK SC 'INJUNCTION OR TRO' VS MAKATI PROBE
The Senate wraps up its inquiry on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall building Wednesday.
The Binays and the contractors did not attend the hearing.
Former Makati vice-mayor Ernesto Mercado presents a detailed view of the Binays’ property in Batangas.
ERNESTO MERCADO: Yang property pong iyan ay binubuo ng tatlompu at limang ektaryang lupain. 350 hectares. Yun pong Luneta meron po yung 58 hectares. Katumbas po yan ng anim na Luneta. Meron po diyang airconditioned piggery na dalawampung bahay. Meron po diyang mansion with British palace garden. Iyan po ay kinopya ni Dra Binay… yan po ang Kew Gardens sa London.
(The property encompasses 350 hectares of land. Luneta is 58 hectares. The property is equal to six times of Luneta. It has an air conditioned piggery. There’s a mansion with a British palace garden. Doctor Binay copied it from the Kew Gardens in London.)
AQUINO OKS AUGMENTATION OF ALBAY EVACUATION FUNDS
The Philippine national government pledges to augment Albay’s dwindling funds with Mayon Volcano expected to erupt soon.
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday says President Benigno
Aquino approved funds to support evacuees for at least 3 months.
More than 55,000 individuals are in 45 evacuation centers all over the province.
MAKING #ZEROCASUALTY A REALITY
Rappler’s disaster information system Project Agos launches its #ZeroCasualty campaign Wednesday.
Along with the Australian Aid and government and non-governmental institutions…
Project Agos explores what it takes to make #ZeroCasualty happen, both at the national and local levels.
Albay Governor Joey Salceda says “zero casualty” is community’s body of commitment to look after each other.”
JOEY SALCEDA, ALBAY GOVERNOR: First let me disabuse what zero casualty is all about. It’s not a statistic, it’s not a number. it’s a body of commitments by a community to insure that development can proceed amidst all the risk.
We consider zero casualty as a goal, as a holy desire of the people of Albay.
He says the province aims to build lasting infrastructure that could withstand the elements.
JOEY SALCEDA,ALBAY GOVERNOR: Laging naririnig yang (We always hear) build back better. Actually the philosophy should be build better. Take away the back… we should just erase the back.
'SUPER TYPHOON' OMPONG TARGETS JAPAN
Ompong, internationally known as Vongfong is now a super typhoon, but will not go near a Philippine landmass.
State weather bureau PAGASA on Wednesday says as of 10 am Ompong is at 1,080 km east of Tuguegarao in Cagayan province.
The US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center says Ompong carries maximum sustained winds of 250 km/h, and gusts of up to 306 km/h.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says Ompong’s strength is "similar to Haiyan or Yolanda.”
Weather Philippines says Ompong is causing heavy rain in parts of Bicol and Southern Luzon…
but no public storm warning signal has been raised in any part of the country.
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S. KOREA FERRY CAPTAIN ADMITS HE FAILED TO SAVE PASSENGERS
The captain of the ill-fated South Korean ferry Sewol admits he could have done more to get passengers to safety.
Captain Lee Joon-Seok on Tuesday said he was paralyzed by the shock of the sinking boat.
Lee did not issue an abandon ship order, which investigators say kept many of the passengers inside.
There were 476 onboard the ferry when it capsized April, with 306 dead.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE SPEAKS UP ON NUDE PHOTO LEAK
Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence speaks out about the leak of her nude photos.
In magazine Vanity Fair’s November issue, Lawrence says she considered writing an apology but realized she had nothing to apologize for.
She says “I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years.
It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
MORRISSEY FANS SHOCKED OVER CANCER REPORT
Ex-The Smiths vocalist Morrissey reveals he went through treatment for cancer.
Fans express shock over the news.
In an interview with a Spanish daily Morrissey discloses he had "cancerous tissue" removed four times…
saying "If I die then I die."
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Newscast Production Staff
|EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITER||Lilibeth Frondoso|
|ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / PUBLISHER||Rodneil Quiteles|
|HEAD WRITER / PROMPTER||Katerina Francisco|
|MASTER EDITOR / PLAYBACK||Exxon Ruebe|
|TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / CAMERAMAN||Charlie Salazar|
|Raffy de Guzman|