One More Chance sequel gets November release date + more things you might have missed today

A Game of Thrones college subject, a new trailer for The X-Files, and more.


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


1. One More Chance sequel gets November release date

Fans of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo's mega-hit won't have to wait too long for its sequel. Star Cinema announced on Tuesday that One More Chance's sequel will hit theaters in November, though the exact date has yet to be released. The film, entitled A Second Chance, will be directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, who also directed the first movie.


2. Jolina downplays rumored bad blood with Claudine

In an interview on Tuesday, Jolina Magdangal denied any bad blood with fellow ABS-CBN star, Claudine Barretto. She said she was happy for the latter's comeback, saying, "Basta ako happy ako na bongga 'yong Etiquette for Mistresses nila. Hanggang doon na lang muna ang sasabihin ko. Basta ayaw ko na mag-comment. Happy ako for her."


Her statements come from earlier reports that said she was hesitant to work with Claudine again after a bad experience during a TV show they both worked on. "Parang nagkaroon ako ng hesitation to work with her kasi baka may problema siya," she explained. "Noong nagkaroon siya ng problema, natapos bigla 'yong show."


3. Canadian university offers Game of Thrones subject

Are you a Thrones superfan? This subject might just be the one for you. The University of British Columbia in Canada has launched a course for Thrones viewers and readers of George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic series. The subject, "Our Modern Medieval: The Song of Ice and Fire as contemporary Medievalism," is offered as a module for English Literature students and requires them to have read all five books and be fully updated on the series. 




4. The new X-Files trailer is here!

FOX has finally released the latest X-Files teaser for the upcoming TV series that brought Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back into the world of paranormal investigation. Don’t worry about spoilers; the 30-second video is just really intriguing and will get you excited for the show. And by the way, this is not a reboot, so expect to see some more familiar faces.


5. This company lets you test-drive your tattoos before getting inked

Most people put a lot of thought into getting a permanent tattoo, from its special significance to the all-important placement. A Philadelphia-based company called Momentary Ink offers a unique service for folks who need a bit more assurance before getting inked. They create customized temporary tattoos that look and feel like real ink, which can last anywhere from three days up to three weeks.

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6. #FreeBacon topic sizzles on social media after WHO meat report

On October 26, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report saying processed meat—with emphasis on bacon—is likely to cause cancer. They also compared it to tobacco as a carcinogen. Bacon lovers expressed their contempt at the news through social media, making hashtags #FreeBacon, #Bacongeddon and #JeSuisBacon trend on Twitter. Even celebrities and politicians joined the "movement," including Germany's agriculture minister, Christian Schmidt, who said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters, "No one should be afraid if they eat a bratwurst (sausage) every now and then."


7. Palace tells VP Binay that corruption is linked to poverty


In the presidential forum hosted by Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) on October 27, Vice President Jejomar Binay said poverty—not corruption—is the moral problem that his administration will fight should he be elected president in 2016. Malacañang was quick to respond with a text message from Communications Sec. Herminio Coloma, Jr. saying, "Tunay na magkaugnay at hindi dapat paghiwalayan ang paglaban sa korapsyon at sa pagpawi ng kahirapan."


Coloma added, "Itinataguyod ang daang matuwid at mabuting pamamahala ayon sa batayang prinsipyo: kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap."


8. Metro Manila police brace for Undas, on full alert starting October 29

Don’t be surprised if you see policemen everywhere tomorrow. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will start being on full alert, in preparation for Undas (All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day). To ensure peace and order, policemen will monitor streets, transportation hubs, and cemeteries starting October 29, 6 a.m., until November 3. Firefighters and emergency medical teams will also be deployed in cemeteries.


9. 10 Beautifully Designed Stores in Manila

With malls at every corner of Metro Manila, most people are used to the four-cornered retail stores. But there are brands that stand out—not only through their products—but how they present them to the market through their hubs. Here are 10 stores that make retail therapy an unforgettable visual experience.


10. 10 Most Mysterious Deaths That Shocked Our Nation

Forget about JFK or Marilyn Monroe; our country is brimming with true stories that could make great fodder for murder mystery novels. We take a trip down memory lane and revisit 10 mysterious deaths that have left all of us scratching our heads. 

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