Jollibee named one of the best fast-food chains in US + more things you might have missed today

A wedding, a PNP "privilege card", celebrity yearbook photos, and more.

( Busy day, Spotters? We quickly recap 10 things you might have missed while you were off the radar.


1. Celebrity Throwback Tuesday

Yes, we know. It’s two days to Thursday and too soon for Flashback Friday. It’s never a bad time, however, to see some embarrassing high school yearbook photos, courtesy of your favorite celebrities like Channing Tatum, Iggy Azalea, and Chris Pratt. And you thought your awkward yearbook photo was bad.


2. Inside the Bag of an ’80s Kid

And the throwbacks keep coming-this time in the form of Bazooka Joe bubblegum, a big box of crayons with a built-in sharpener, and more nostalgic stuff from the ’80s.

3. Model posts "privilege card" exempting her from number coding care of a police director

Men’s magazine model Alyssa Agustin uploaded an Instagram photo of Philippine National Police Director for Plans Chief Superintendent Alexander Ignacio's calling card and shared that she used it to get away with a number coding violation earlier Tuesday (September 30). Agustin’s caption reads, "Nahuli na naman ako dahil coding but because of you Boss Alex wala ng huli huli. Thank you so much sa napaka-useful mong card with matching dedication pa #happy kid." Yikes.


4. Jollibee one of best fast-food chains in US

US-based food and drink website The Daily Meal listed Jollibee as among the top 10 foreign food chains in the country. Also on the list are Nando’s Peri Peri from South Africa and Tim Hortons from Canada. The Daily Meal "draws over eight million unique visitors per month and ranks as one of the fastest-growing content sites of all time."



5. Coco Martin breaks silence on Bench’s The Naked Truth controversy

In a statement read on Aquino & Abunda Tonight by host Kris Aquino on Monday (September 29), Coco Martin said he was saddened by the turn of events following his appearance at Bench’s fashion show.


"Inaamin ko po ang naging pagkukulang ko. Dala na rin po sa pagod sa araw-araw na trabaho, hindi ko nakita ang malalim na kahalugan ng pinagawa sa akin sa Bench fashion show," said the actor. He ended his statement by assuring that he has learned from the controversy, foremost of which is the responsibility attached to his job.

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6. 12 Manila Restaurants to Try for Your Next Private Party

Planning your next staff meeting or Christmas get-together? We’ve rounded up a useful list of restaurants around Metro Manila that might be suitable for your next party.


7. Britons sign away firstborn children for free Wi-Fi

It’s not as serious as it sounds, but you really should read the terms and conditions. A tech security firm called F-Secure conducted an experiment where Londoners were asked to agree to terms and conditions as they logged on to use free Wi-Fi in a cafe. The terms included a "Herod clause," which stated that Wi-Fi was provided only if "the recipient agreed to assign their first born child to us for the duration of eternity." The firm said the experiment was done to highlight the dangers of public Internet.


8. Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin and actor George Clooney get married (again) in a civil ceremony


It’s legal! Acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin and "notorious bachelor" George Clooney were officially married in a civil ceremony along Venice’s Grand Canal. The ceremony lasted around 10 to 20 minutes and was officiated by the former Mayor of Rome, Walter Vetroni.


9. 10 Irresistibly Good-looking Powerbanks

We’ve rounded up 10 portable powerbanks that not only do the job, but look pretty good on the eyes, too.


10. It pays to be PNP Director General Alan Purisima

PNP Chief Alan Purisima’s Senate hearing on Tuesday (September 30) proved to be a revelation of sorts. For one, his gross monthly income is at P107,000 a month, he got a "big discount" for two luxury vehicles that he owns, and the construction of the highly criticized "White House" was allegedly covered by a deed of donation.

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