These are the news that made us talk. These are events that made us wonder. These are the creations that entertained an entire nation (even the world). These are the people that caught our adoration and fancy (some our disdain). The bottom line, our dear readers, is it's that time of the year once again. And what's awesome is we have lots of stuff to talk about. Let's do this!
Trial of the Year: Corona Impeachment
Arguably the biggest news/event in the country, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona faced the Senate Impeachment Court. He was accused of corruption and betrayal of public trust, among others. After months of drama, the trial culminated with 20 of 23 senators finding Corona guilty as charged.
Doomsday Fail of the Year (or the Thank Goodness Award): The Mayan Calendar
It’s the new year, and you’re still reading this! Apparently, the Mayans had the end of the world wrong. Believers or not, people took the popular Mayan Calendar claim of December 21, 2012 being the last day on Earth for what it was worth and mocked them after they got through the day without tsunamis and earthquakes annihilating cities.
Now, we hope you didn’t just spend your life savings on something crazy because you believed this will actually happen, like this guy:
Doomsday Fail Runner Up: North Korean Rocket Fail
After Kim Jong-il’s passing, there were doubts as to whether his successor, Kim Jong-ul, would be able to fill the void left by the longtime leader’s death. In April, Kim Jong-ul attempted to erase those doubts by announcing to the world that they will launch a rocket into orbit. Observers believed that this was a cover for a ballistic missile test, and the US, South Korea, and Japan appealed to the NoKors to not push through with the launch. These appeals fell on deaf ears, however, and on April 13, the Unha-3 rocket was launched...
…and exploded less than two minutes after liftoff. Meh!