The Week Inside Manila: Mocha Resigns, Mean Girls’ Day, and more
by Sherry Tadeja, October 05, 2018 3:59pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Mocha Uson has Resigned
Will this be the last we’ll see Mocha as a government official?
After her controversy-filled 1 year and 5 months of service as Communications Assistant Secretary in the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Margaux “Mocha” Uson resigned from her post.
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Uson announced her resignation during the Presidential Communication Operations Office budget hearing at the Senate. This also came after lawmakers and citizens' group alike called her to step down or let President Duterte fire her.
However, netizens don't think this would be the last for Mocha as a government official as speculations arose she will run for the Senate or the Congress. What do you think?
Ultra Lotto 6/58 reaches Php849 million jackpot
“Taya na, bes”
Still, no winner has been announced for the Ultra Lotto 6/58 which jackpot money has valued up to Php849 million since its last draw on Tuesday, October 2.
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The last winning numbers were 30-41-53-04-02-54.
Ever since the jackpot money was raised to Php700 million Filipinos have flocked Lotto outlets trying their luck in winning the 6 digit number combination.
October 3rd happened on a Wednesday!
“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was,”
It seems like the universe has aligned the stars for this day, October 3 (aka Mean Girls' Day) fell on a Wednesday! The perfect time to wear pink and make fetch happen for the remainder of 2018.
Mean Girls fans on social media (aka the '90s kids) has always paid tribute to a specific scene in the movie where Cady (Lindsay Lohan) answered her crush Aaron's (Jonathan Bennett) question.
If you want to celebrate your love for Mean Girls, read here.
There are now P2P buses from Alabang to Lawton
South kids, rejoice!
Students and young adults alike are sending their heart emojis to the people behind P2P buses after it announced its offering to cater trips to Lawton, Manila, and vice versa!
The first trip will be at 5:30 a.m. at Alabang Town Center, buses will leave every 30 minutes until after 9 a.m. there will still be trips from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. however it will be on an hour interval.
P2P operators will be offering a promo of Php100 for passengers ‘til further notice (regular fare will be at Php180) while students and senior citizens will be charged Php80. Beep cards will also be accepted as payment.
Lenovo Continues to Empower the Youth!
We stan a supportive brand!
Lenovo provided additional laptop grants to the University of the Philippines Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society (UP GRAINS) as the group was awarded “Outstanding Tech Visionary” citation by the company in this year's Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards.
The multinational company is set to support the organization's community-based projects with their brand new YOGA 520 and IdeaPad 320 laptops.
That's one mighty support system. Kudos to Lenovo!
October is National Museums and Galleries Month
In case you didn’t know the month of October commemorates our cultural institutions better known as the National Museums and Galleries Month. Seize this month and enjoy free admission from museums in Manila, explore interactive museums around the metro, or do it for the ‘gram (just follow the proper museum etiquette, okay?) give yourself and the barkada a rekindling cultural walwal.
The Largest Uniqlo Store in Manila
Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo opens its global flagship (and the largest) store in Southeast Asia. Uniqlo Manila is a 4,100 square meter space divided into two levels. According to the brand, the flagship store features the best product the brand has to offer; their full LifeWear collection and the biggest Uniqlo kids and baby section in the country.