The final trailer for The Hobbit + more things you might have missed today

A new One Direction song, a reminder about Ebola, and more

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

 

 

1. WATCH: The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies final trailer

The final trailer of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is out, as the epic series draws to a close. Watch Bilbo and the Company go against the fiery wrath of Smaug and go through the perils of their adventure. The third of the trilogy adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's books is set to open across the Philippines on December 12, 2014.

 

2. P355M allocated for reconstruction of police facilities hit by Yolanda

The reconstruction and rehabilitation of damaged police facilities are now in full effect, a year after Typhoon Yolanda first hit the country. According to Police Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor, the PNP has allocated P335,386,414.86 for the project that will be taking on damages in the regions of Bicol, MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga. Yolanda caused widespread damage across the Visayas, destroying regional police stations and claiming the lives of some police officers.


3. Selena Gomez talks Justin Bieber and bad decisions

Selena Gomez dropped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about her new song "The Heart Wants What It Wants" and to dish about ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. She speaks of the emotional vulnerability she felt at the time and the problems that she and Bieber faced, which helped them become better people. "He has heard [the song] and he has seen the video, and it's something that I feel like girls need hear [sic], and it's something I'm willing to share with people," Gomez shared regarding her song’s autobiographical video.

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4. ’KathNiel’ get advice from Echo

"Have fun, enjoy lang," were actor Jericho Rosales’ words for teen stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, who are rumored to star in a remake of the hit ABS-CBN soap Pangako Sa ’Yo. Rosales and Kristine Hermosa were the original stars of the soap, which aired from 2000 and 2002. He also shared that they faced a lot of challenges together, but remained professional on set.

 

5. DOH: Stop making jokes about Ebola

The Department of Health (DOH) asked the public to refrain from making jokes or spreading rumors about the occurrence of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. "Public health is everybody's concern so each of us must be responsible and should not spread false information that could create panic," said Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin in a media briefing. She also said they are looking at the possibility of imposing sanctions against those caught spreading rumors about the virus, claiming they are similar to sending out false bomb threats.

 

6. One Direction releases new song "Ready to Run"

The biggest boy band in the world challenged their fans to spread the word about their forthcoming album Four, telling them that after 40,000 Twitter retweets, 40,000 Facebook shares, 4,000 Instagram comments, and 4,000 Tumblr reblogs, that they would release a new song for free. Sure enough, the goal was reached within minutes, and Ready to Run was available for download, featuring a more indie folk vibe than their previous hits.

 

7. Jeron Teng won't go into acting

People have been trying to lure Jeron Teng into show business, but the Green Archers basketball star has consistently declined all of them. "May mga offers na mag-try ako mag-acting pero siyempre, alam ko ’yung priorities ko. Alam kong may commitment ako sa school. Kaya may iba tinatanggihan talaga namin dahil alam ko kung ano ’yung uunahin ko," he said. Preoccupied with a double degree in Business Management and Behavioral Sciences on top of being a crucial part of La Salle’s men’s basketball team, he added the cherry on top: "Camera shy kasi ako eh."

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8. Transit screens in Vancouver

Last year's Cinemalaya winning film Transit will be screened at the 26th Vancouver Jewish Film Festival (ongoing until November 13). The festival commended the film for "employing a clever multi-linear technique [and] poetic opening and closing scenes [that] illuminate the social and economic struggle facing displaced people across the globe."

 

9. 10 Cool Travel Essentials for Your Next Trip

Convenience is key when it comes to traveling, but who says you can’t be chic, too? Make sure you grab these essentials, bags, organizers, and more that are perfect your next adventure.

 

10. SPOT.ph’s Ultimate Bazaar Guide 2014

Ready to go Christmas shopping? We made a list of all the bazaars you can go to for the best holiday finds.

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