Palanca Awards revises rules after backlash + more things you might have missed today
No April summer climbs to Mt. Apo, expect the start of longer days after Saturday, and more.
(SPOT.ph) Busy day, Spotters? We quickly recap 10 things you might have missed while you were off the radar.
The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards (CPMA) has revised its rules for the 2015 submission of entries after receiving flak from members of the literary community. According to CPMA director general Sylvia Quirino, Section 21 of the rules granting the CMPA "all moral rights" of the contestants’ current and previously winning work has been deleted. The deadline for submission is on April 30, 2015.
Actor Bradley Cooper and model Suki Waterhouse officially called it quits before January, but the announcement was only made Friday. The couple first started dating in March 2013.
A Cebu Pacific Air flight bound for Mindanao returned to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Friday after it needed to unload actress Melissa Mendez for her alleged "unruly behavior." In an Instagram post by athlete and model Andrew Wolff, he said she refused to leave the reserved seats supposedly for him and his friend, then eventually "cursed" at his friend and threw punches at the latter and the flight attendants.
Just when you thought you’ve seen the last of him, Willie Revillame has announced his return to GMA 7 titled "WowoWin." According to reports, the show will air every Sunday and will be directed by Randy Santiago.
The state weather bureau has said that you can expect longer days and shorter nights after the upcoming Vernal Equinox. The celestial event, set to happen at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, is an "imaginary location in the sky defined as a place where the ecliptic and the celestial equator meet."
President Benigno Aquino III has allowed the Senate to have a copy of his text messages to former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima, Malacañang said Friday. The Palace said the President's decision is "in keeping with upholding the dignity of the office and maintaining the principle of separation of powers and respect for a co-equal branch of government."
If you were planning to spend your summer conquering Mt. Apo, you’d have to wait a little longer. Joey Recemilla, chair of the ecotourism council and the city's tourism officer, said the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) has ordered the suspension of April treks to Mt. Apo because of the current dry spell. He added, however, that those who have earlier registered will still be allowed to climb the mountain but with tight restrictions.
Skip the mirror selfie for your OOTDs. These days, it’s all about the flatlay, which is essentially neatly folding your clothes and accessories. StyleBible.ph teaches you how to master this brand of Instagram photography, and while you’re at it, brush up on your food photography skills, too.
Telenovelas often have straightforward titles. (Think Two Wives, The Legal Wife, My Husband’s Lover, just to name a few.) Unless they start asking questions. Deep, philosophical ones.
We get it. You’re heartbroken. In denial. Maybe even furious. You don’t have to be a Zayn girl to be affected by this. Heck, you’ve waited this long to see them, you have every right to feel the way you do. There are no words, however, to accurately describe all those feelings. So here are 13 songs that will do it for you...and Zayn sings in all of them. Aray.