Dennis Trillo to play INC founder Felix Manalo in new biopic + more things you might have missed today

Presidential debates for 2016, The Teen Choice Awards, and more.

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



1. Dennis Trillo to play INC founder Felix Manalo in new biopic

Dennis Trillo is set to star in a biopic of Iglesia ni Cristo founder, Felix Manalo. Directed by Joel Lamangan, the movie trailer features a star-studded cast that includes Lorna Tolentino, Mylene Dizon, Joel Torre, Heart Evangelista, Gladys Reyes, and more. The film hits theaters October 7.

2. Kris Aquino denies ties to LTFRB's Premium Taxi Service

In an Instagram post, Kris Aquino denied allegations of being tied to the LTFRB's controversial Premium Taxi Service. She said that she was an "angel investor" in Luis Manzano's taxi line LBR Transport Incorporated, but said that she did not buy nor own 200 vehicles meant for the service. She reiterated that she "earned her millions the honest way."


3. One Direction, Furious 7 among winners at 17th Teen Choice Awards

Despite losing a member, One Direction proved that they still have a loyal fanbase with a total of eight awards from the Teen Choice Awards. Furious 7 also bagged multiple awards, namely: Best Action Movie and Best Actor in an Action-Adventure (for the late Paul Walker). Other winners include Ellen DeGeneres for Best Comedian, Empire for Breakout TV Show, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 for Best Actor in a Sci-Fi or Fantasy (for Josh Hutcherson).


4. Star Wars is coming to the PlayStation 4

Are you a Star Wars and gaming fan? We've got some good news for you. Sony is releasing a Star Wars Limited Edition PlayStation 4 which features the menacing profile of Darth Vader on the console. It also comes with a DualShock 4 wireless controller that sports a design similar to Vader's chest plate, so you can feel at one with the Dark Side.



5. Would you try a McDonald's English muffin with avocado?

If the answer is yes, then you should probably head to Japan. Instead of the usual breakfast sandwich components, McDonald's Japan features an English muffin with avocado slices, ham, lettuce, and "spicy Cobb Salad sauce." The "avocado muffin" is part of a bigger avocado lineup that includes avocado-topped burgers and fried shrimp patties.


6. Search plane finds the wreckage of missing Indonesian plane

Searchers have finally found the wreckage of the Indonesian plane that went missing Sunday with 54 people onboard. The wreckage was spotted in an eastern Papua province, but there is still no word if there are any survivors from the crash (which was reportedly due to bad weather).

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7. Comelec presidential debates to push through

It's really happening! The Commission on Elections confirmed that debates among presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2016 elections will push through, and might start as early as February. "Medyo maganda 'yong feedback ng publiko din naman natin, so balak natin gawin na Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao itong debate na 'to," explained Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. "So tatlong presidential debate at isang vice presidential debate. Pinag-uusapan ngayon 'yong format na gagamitin."


The Comelec is also planning to propose an amendment in the election law that will compel candidates to participate.

8. Poe tells Roxas to consider others for 2016 running mate

Senator Grace Poe has told Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to consider other running mates as she hasn't decided whether or not she will seek a higher post in next year's elections. "Sabi ko nga sa kanya, marami ka namang ibang pagpipiliian," she said. She also admitted that he personally asked her to be his running mate, but made it clear that she has yet to make a decision.


9. 10 Cliched Phrases in Your Resume, Translated

Before you reach the dreaded job interview, you must first make it past the first hurdle: The equally terrifying resume. We decoded 10 statements commonly found in resumes...including yours.


10. 10 Perfect Songs for Every Manila Situation

Some people need a workout playlist to get pumped up at the gym. Others need a playlist to be productive. Don't stop there! Your everyday Manila experiences are colorful enough to warrant their own music playlist.

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