What are the things you missed today?
1. The local media is going nutty covering Michael Ray Aquino. He arrives from the United States and escorted by the National Bureau of Investigation agents. He faces charges in connection with the Dacer-Corbito double murder case.
2. Business World says that the Philippines is close to getting a ratings upgrade from Fitch. Why is it important? An international agency would acknowledge fiscal gains by the government.
It is like getting a gold star in school.
3. Government says that it will include competitiveness indicators as part of the development plan.
Why should you care?
Guillermo M. Luz, co-chairman of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), said: “The competitiveness indicators are important, because it’s possible for the country to meet its [PDP] target — for example, in terms of the length and number of roads built — but the global ranking for that indicator doesn’t change.”
4. Apple really pissed off a lot of people recently when it launched a new version of its Final Cut Pro X video editing software. The software is suppose to make it easier for prosumers to video edit. Apparently the software is so bad that pro editors who use Final Cut as their bread and butter are pissed.
Team Coco weighed in the debate. Conan’s Editors absolutely love Apple’s New Final Cut Pro X. Here’s that video:
Why does it matter to you? Jalkut sums it up: “Apple will happily piss off 5,000 professionals to please 5,000,000 amateurs.” Great time to be an amateur.
5. So many rows! Like this small tiff between the Palace and GMA’s allies on the flood control program and the row with China on Spratlys, well we published yesterday a piece on Filipino buffet in Beijing that offers a rare taste of Filipino cuisine.
Why should you care?
Good food smoothens the conversation, a lot.
Oh, one more thing, the Gay and Lesbian communities are thrilled with the passage of New York State’s same sex marriage into law. The Empire State Building, in New York City was lit in rainbow colors to mark the occasion.