Mon Confiado to play Emilio Aguinaldo in two more films + more things you might have missed today

Doctor Who for an older crowd, Mar condemns degrading dance at LP event, and more.

 

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

 

1. Mon Confiado to play Emilio Aguinaldo in two more films

In an interview with ABS-CBN, Mon Confiado said that he is confirmed to return as Emilio Aguinaldo, should the film production unit Artikulo Uno push through with their planned historical trilogy. "After [ng Heneral Luna] ay Gregorio del Pilar. And after that, Manuel L. Quezon. At ang common denominator ng trilogy ay si Aguinaldo," he explained. Earlier, producer Joji Villanueva Alonso said that they need about P27.6 million more to reach the "breakeven point of P200 million." Their earnings will then be used for the trilogy.

 

2. Buboy Villar, Tadhana win big at Guam International Film Festival

Director Antoinette Jadaone's That Thing Called Tadhana won its first international award for Best Narrative Feature at the recent 5th Guam International Film Festival. It bested director Paul Soriano's Kid Kulafu, but the latter's lead star, Buboy Villar, won Best Achievement in Acting for his portrayal of the young Manny Pacquiao.

 

3. Doctor Who to have spin-off for teens

Here's some awesome news for Whovians! Doctor Who is getting an eight-episode spin-off aimed at young adult viewers. The series, entitled Class, will be set in a school in present-day London, and will be written by author Patrick Ness. Doctor Who writer and showrunner Steven Moffat will be an executive producer on the new show that is slated to hit TV screens in 2016.

 

4. Buffy actor Nicholas Brendon arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend

Nicholas Brendon, who is best known for his role as Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has been arrested for domestic disturbance. His 33-year-old girlfriend told police that she met up with Nicholas to return his belongings, but he reportedly threw his phone at her, grabbed her by the throat, and began choking her. The actor faces charges for one count of robbery in the third degree, two for criminal mischief, and another for "obstruction of breathing." He was released from jail a day later after posting bail.

 

5. Now you can chug your champagne with a "chambong"

Someone has invented a new device that will make you forget how classy champagne is supposed to be. The "Chambong" is a contraption that is basically like a champagne glass but with a glass straw replacing the stem. This allows drinkers to chug their bubbly drink faster. But hey, why limit yourself to just champagne? Daring drinkers can even use it for tequila.

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6. The Oregon tragedy is the 264th mass shooting in the U.S. this year

A mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon marks the 264th shooting incident in America this year (according to the website Gun Violence Archive). The rampage killed at least 10 people and injured 20 more. A separate report from CNN said that the gunman specifically targeted Christians. The tragedy led to Obama's fiercest speech on gun violence yet.

 

7. Roxas condemns "raunchy" dance at LP event

Presidential candidate Mar Roxas attended the controversial LP oath-taking in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, but reportedly did not see the twerking performance of the Playgirls. "Pilit pong ikinakabit ng ilang grupo ang ating pangalan sa performance na ito, kahit pa ba nasa ibang bahagi ako ng compound, hindi kasama sa audience, at walang sight lines sa nangyayari," Roxas said. "Lilinawin ko po: Mariin kong ipinagbabawal sa anumang aspekto ng ating kampanya ang ganitong uri ng pagsasamantala sa kababaihan."

 

He also reminded LP supporters not to resort to such gimmicks, saying, "Lalo pa't nakakabastos ito, at walang naitutulong sa pagtataas ng antas ng pampublikong diskurso." The LP will reportedly launch an investigation.

 

8. Weather update: All storm signals lifted

According to PAGASA, tropical storm Kabayan is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by October 3, Saturday afternoon. The state weather bureau lifted all storm signals in the country on Friday, October 2, as the storm headed towards the West Philippine Sea. However, they still cautioned the public against heavy rain in the storm's wake.

 

9. 10 Filipino Artists You Should Follow on Instagram

There's more to Instagram's eye candy than just food or celebrity posts. Here are 10 Filipino artists on Instagram that will give you a dose of culture and inspire you to get creative.

 

10. 10 Cover Songs That Will Blow Your Mind

While we can appreciate an acoustic cover every now and then, we will always love versions that have a new and unexpected take on the original. Here are 10 recent cover songs that will blow your mind.

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