1. Miss U coverage for everyone. It's the country’s third time to host Miss Universe, and the Department of Tourism is going the extra mile to make the pageant extra memorable. It’s latest move? Allowing all networks to air Miss Universe 2016, as announced by Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro at “around 8AM to 9AM.” Now on to praying and hoping that Maxine Medina will bag the crown, and give the country its first back-to-back Miss Universe win.
2. Atom Araullo as Citizen Jake. Yes, you read that right: Journalist Atom Araullo will be starring in Citizen Jake, a movie directed by veteran director Mike De Leon, revolving around the life of a journalist. Direk Mike hopes that Citizen Jake, his comeback movie, will bring a “strange but interesting experience” not just for the viewers, but for himself as well. "I am taking this leap of faith because I believe in his ability to produce films of exceptional quality that are always imbued with social relevance," Atom said.
Right now, all we know about Citizen Jake is that the movie will focus on social media, journalism, and politics. Given direk Mike’s body of work (Sister Stella L, Batch ’81, and Kisapmata), expect Citizen Jake to excellently tackle what's happening in our society today.
3. Kendall is back (on Instagram). A week after her Instagram account has gone missing, Kendall Jenner is back on the social media platform, posting new photos from a club party. “I just wanted a little bit of a break; I felt a little dependent on it,” Kendall explained to Ellen deGeneres a few days ago. Good move, don't you think? We could all use some legit offline time, because remember, the best moments happen in real life.
5. Selena’s back, and wins at the AMAs. It has been a while since we last heard from Selena Gomez, who took time off beginning August to take care of her health. Making an unexpected appearance at this year’s American Music Awards, she won the Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock award, but what got people talking is her emotional acceptance speech.
“If you are broken, you don’t have to stay broken,” Selena said. “That’s one thing you should know about me: I care about people.”
5. A walkable and bike-friendly Metro Manila by 2020. We're all hoping MMDA's plans for a better metro get executed well and accomplished on time: Among the agency’s plans is to reunify sidewalks along EDSA, and revise the building code in order to encourage biking and walking.
If so, Metro Manila can be likened to first world cities like Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, and New York. *fingers crossed*
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