John Lloyd reacts to Angelica's viral hugot lines + more things you might have missed today

A fast food spa, Binay concedes to Duterte, and more.

John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban

Photo via ABS-CBN News

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


1. John Lloyd Cruz reacts to Angelica Panganiban's viral hugot lines

Angelica Panganiban made headlines the past few weeks, thanks to her hugot lines from the comedy show Banana Sundae, which led many to speculate she was referring to her ex, John Lloyd Cruz. "It’s a gag comedy show so parang it wouldn’t be too great kung isipin ko para sa akin 'yon. Kasi parang not everything is about you John Lloyd," he said. "Napakaarogante naman kung iisipin ko na lahat 'yong mga 'yon ay patama sa akin. Sa kaso namin, alam namin 'yong totoo. Alam ko 'yong totoo and I think that’s more than enough para hindi ko isipin 'yong mga ganoong bagay." He also reiterated that he and Panganiban remain friends.


2. Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero fly to Balesin for their honeymoon

After months of being on the campaign trail, Heart Evangelista and Sen. Chiz Escudero have found time to have a long-delayed honeymoon in Balesin. The two exchanged vows in the exclusive island over two years ago, but had to put the honeymoon on hold due to the elections. In an earlier Instagram post, Evangelista said that she was looking forward to starting a family with her husband.


3. Google creates 13 emojis to represent working women

If you're an avid emoji user, then you're probably aware that female representation is limited to bride, princess, and dancer. Inspired by the sudden controversy surrounding the lack of women roles in emojis, four Google employees have proposed adding 13 new female emojis to "better reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world." If accepted by the Unicode Consortium (the folks behind all the emojis), they will be released in June 2017. 



4. A Burger King spa opens in Finland

You can finally relax with a sauna and enjoy a fast food Finland, that is. A specialty Burger King sauna and spa has opened in Helsinki, and comes equipped with showers, a dressing room, a 15-person sauna with a 48-inch TV, a media lounge with a 55-inch television, and comfy towels with the Burger King logo. Three hours of spa time and chowing down on burgers costs about U.S. $300.


5. World's oldest person dies at 116

The world’s oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, has passed away in New York at the age of 116. A representative from the Gerontology Research Group said Jones died at a senior home in Brooklyn Thursday night after being ill for the past 10 days. The Guinness World Records named Jones the official oldest person when 117-year-old Misao Okawa died in Tokyo last year.

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6. Binay concedes to Duterte

Three days after the May 9 elections, Vice President Jejomar Binay has conceded defeat to presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. According to Binay's spokesperson, Joey Salgado, the vice president has already talked to the tough-talking mayor. "He extended his congratulations and wished the president-elect all the best," Salgado said in a statement issued late Thursday.


7. COMELEC exec wants probe into Smartmatic script tweak

COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said technology provider Smartmatic should be held accountable for the change made in the script of the transparency server used in the May 9 polls. She said permission was not sought for the change, which was a "breach in protocol." Guanzon said she and other commissioners "will request a formal investigation" into the matter.



8. Former COMELEC chair Brillantes to represent Bongbong in vote canvassing

Ex-COMELEC chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. said he will represent Sen. Bongbong Marcos at the canvassing of votes at Congress. Congress will convene on or before May 25 to serve as the National Board of Canvassers, which will proclaim the country's president and vice president. Marcos is currently trailing behind Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo in the vice presidential race.


9. What's On Sale Now: Uniqlo, Nine West, Forever 21 + more

It's finally the payday weekend, and you deserve to treat yourself! If you're looking to splurge your hard-earned cash, we show where to shop till you drop.


10. Top 10 Pad Thai in Manila (2016 Edition)

The next time you feel like having some Thai food, we found the 10 places in the Metro that serve the best and most satisfying pad thai.

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