Watch the Movie Trailer of Power Rangers 2017 Finally Released

If you are a 90’s kid, you might love this news as the Lionsgate and Saban Films released the trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers on 2017 directed by Dean Israelite. For those who don’t know, it is about a group of 5 teenagers who are destined to save the world against the threats by aliens.
Movie Trailer of Power Rangers 2017 Finally Released
The trailer was originally planned to release at the New York Comic Con but it unexpectedly leaked so, the film’s production decided to just drop the official trailer. In the opening footage, 5 high school students from a fictional town Angel Grove were outcast at their school. They met at a restricted area where they found color-coordinated power coins. The next day, they discovered that they have special abilities including super strength, and amphibiousness. At the end of the trailer, there is an appearance of Rita Repulsa played by Elizabeth Banks who is known as one of the most iconic villains in the franchise.

The casts were lead by Dacre Montgomery (Jason the Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly the Pink Ranger), Becky G (Trini the Yellow Ranger), RJ Cyler (Billy the Blue Ranger), and Ludi Lin (Zack the Black Ranger). Some familiar faces in the film were Bryan Cranston as the mentor of the Power Rangers and Bill Hader as the robot Alpha 5.

These will the franchise’s third live action movie. The first one was in 1995 entitled Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie in 1997 but both received negative reviews from the critics. Last May, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said that they are very excited for the upcoming Power Rangers film and they are even planning to do 5 to 7 movies more. As of this typing, the trailer now has more than 5 million views in less than a day.

French Newspaper calling Duterte a Serial Killer President

French newspaper, “The Liberation” featured the country’s bloody war against drugs with a headline “Rodrigo Duterte: The Serial Killer President”. They specifically mentioned the Davao Death Squad who allegedlly help Duterte get rid of the rebels in the city. Duterte was at the front page for its 4-page article about the government’s ruthless campaign on anti-drugs where nearly 3,700 people were killed.
French Newspaper calling Duterte a Serial Killer President
They also talked about Duterte’s tirades to US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. The Liberation written by Arnaud Vaulerin is just one of the latest foreign media outlets like TIME, Washington Post, The Guardian, and New York Times who reported the extra-judicial killings in the country. On his radio interview with DZMM, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella criticized the French publication.

He was quoted saying that the tabloid was irresponsible for using careless words in describing our statesman. Abella also said that they lack of understanding the real condition in our country. Contrary to the article about the Philippines and Duterte, he reiterated that the Filipinos actually support the government’s campaign on anti-drugs according to a recent SWS survey where Duterte had a +64 net satisfaction rating.

Interior Secretary Mike Sueno also gave his opinion about the controversial French newspaper by saying that calling Duterte a serial killer is unfair. He also insisted that there are no extra-judicial killings in the country. Those who were killed were only the ones who fight with the authorities while some were committed by vigilante groups. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar refused to comment regarding this matter and revealed that he hasn’t read the article yet.

According to a report by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Php 8.21 billion worth of drugs were confiscated under the Duterte Administration in its first 100 days. Meanwhile, Most Filipino netizens have mixed reactions about the latest criticism by Duterte from the foreign media.

House Speaker Alvarez Wants to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in Philippines

During a press conference, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said that he will file a bill to legalize the union of same-sex couples in our country. He revealed that the members of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBT) community deserve happiness and we must not prohibit it from them. Alvarez even compared it to the 1987 Constitution’s Preamble that states we all must respect the value of every person.
House Speaker Alvarez Wants to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in Philippines
He is also seeking support from the other lawmakers who wanted to co-sponsor for his draft bill. The house speaker from Davao del Norte is also hopeful that his proposed law will passed at the 17th Congress. The Catholic Church has a freedom to oppose from this bill just like how they were against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill but according to Alvarez, the proposed bill will only civilize the union of same sex couples and a formal law at the Civil Code of the country. Aside from this, it will also protect the rights of the members of LGBT Community who are still suffering discrimination from the society.

House Minority members have mixed opinions on the bill that Alvarez is pushing through. Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano appreciated the house speaker’s concern for the LGBT as it will open discussions for their rights.

Meanwhile, Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte that he wants to study it first but suggested that other topics like divorce bill must consider first. He also divulged that many of his colleagues were oppose to it like Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco and Quezon City Representative Bingbong Crisologo . Tiangco said that his friends from LGBT were not uproar for the legalization of same sex marriage and for his opinion; marriage is only for man and a woman. Crisologo agreed to this while saying that the Bible restrains the marriage of same sex couples so, he will not support it.

Jaybee Sebastian Giving De Lima 14 Million but Not her Asset

October 10, 2016- During the 4th House Hearing regarding the alleged Bilibid Drug Trade, Jaybee Sebastian revealed that he gave atleast Php14 Million to Former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila De Lima. The said money was used as the latter's campaign fund for the 2016 election which she had won.
Jaybee Sebastian Giving De Lima 14 Million but Not her Asset
On Sebastian's affidavit which was read before the House of Representatives' justice committee, he said that he started giving Senator de Lima Php2 Million through Joenel Sanchez a few days before Christmas of 2014. Joenel Sanchez was Senator De Lima's former security aide. Sebastian even claimed that a certain inmate named "Catapang" saw the transaction which happened inside the BuCor Chief's office. The Commando Gang leader also received a call from Senator de Lima a day after the transaction. Sebastian said, "May narinig ako sa kabilang linya na boses ng babae na kaboses ni Secretary De Lima at sinabi niya sa akin na ‘Jaybee Merry Christmas’ at sumagot naman ako na ‘Merry Christmas din po ma’am, natanggap niyo po ba ang regalo ko sayo?’ at sumagot naman si Secretary na ‘Yes Jaybee, Merry Christmas"

On January 2015, Jaybee Sebastian left another Php2 Million inside the Bureau of Corrections Chief Franklin Jesus Bucayu's office again, but this time it was Senator De Lima who he spoke with directly. De Lima ordered Sebastian to leave the drug money somewhere in the office since Sanchez was not there to receive it. The following month Sanchez reminded Sebastian about their deal to raise fundings for De Lima's campaign. According to Sebastian, from March up until May 2015, he was remitting his "monthly quota" of Php5 Million to De Lima which was not easy.

Sebastian even told Sanchez that it won't be easy since most of the Chinese drug lord inmates were already in NBI. But, Joenel responded that Senator De Lima was relying on Jaybee to raise funds and she may be frustrated. By June to July, Sebastian was already unable to comply with his monthly quota.

Jaybee Sebastian also mentioned that he even thought that the reason why he was not transferred to Bilibid 19 (Building 4) initially was because the Former Secretary of Justice and Bureau of Corrections saw how disciplined he was compared to the other inmate leaders. But then, he was wrong. At the end of the day, they also had used him to gather funds for De Lima's campaign. The 36 year-old Commando Gang leader also denied De Lima's claim that he was her "asset".

Jaybee Sebastian was one of the four high-profile inmates who got involved in the stabbing incident inside the Building 14 of New Bilibid Prison on September 28.