Angel Locsin responds to Luis-Jessy dating rumors + more things you might have missed today

Prince confirmed to have died of an overdose, Duterte gives ultimatum to telco companies, and more.

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


1. Angel Locsin responds to Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola dating rumors

Despite having only split with Angel Locsin early this year, Luis Manzano is already being linked to fellow ABS-CBN talent, Jessy Mendiola. (The latter is also being linked to her former co-star, JC de Vera.) After one of Locsin's fans took to Instagram to lament the rumors, she took to the comments section, saying, "Thanks for your concern. Pero siguro 'wag na lang tayong mag-bash. Wala rin kasing magandang maidudulot. Hope you understand." Manzano dismissed the rumors in April.

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2. Autopsy confirms Prince died of an overdose

According to an official autopsy, Prince died from an accidental Fentanyl overdose (a synthetic opiate prescribed for severe pain, usually after a medical procedure). The music legend passed away on April 21 at the age of 57. He was found dead in an elevator at his home in Minneapolis.


3. Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid reportedly call it quits

It's officially breakup season in Tinseltown. Just one day after Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris called it quits, it's Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid's turn. The two have reportedly broken up after just six months of dating, but they have yet to confirm the reports. They went public with their romance in December and made their first red carpet appearance together at the Met Gala in April.


4. New emojis are coming

Get your phones ready because new emojis are on the way! Unicode, the folks behind all the emojis you love, just announced a set of 72 new emojis to be released this June. It includes new additions like bacon, avocado, a facepalm, a nauseated face, and even a shrugging emoji. 



5. WATCH: Guy dives into river from 60-foot tree

Devon Palombo noticed a tall tree with a makeshift ladder while out kayaking at the Weeki Wachee River in Florida. Being the adventure-seeker that he is, he climbed about 60 feet and enjoyed the view from the top. What's next? He jumped into the river, of course, to complete the thrill.


6. Duterte gives ultimatum to telco companies

Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte said in a press briefing late Thursday, June 2, that he is "not satisfied" with the connectivity services in the country. Should the problem continue, he will allow foreign companies to come in. Globe Telecom and Phililippine Long Distance Telephone Co. are currently ironing out a mega deal with San Miguel.


7. De Lima calls out Duterte for trash-talking institutions

"The time to act presidential is now," said Senator-elect Leila de Lima in a statement. This was after President-elect Rodrigo Duterte promised to be less of a "rude person" once he takes his oath of office. He was also on a "cursing spree" as he attacked the media, the Catholic Church, and even the United Nations during his late-night press conferences in Davao City on Thursday, June 2.



8. Tension over South China Sea dispute continues

China is challenging the Philippines' claim of ownership of Taiping Island through semantics and definitions. On Friday, June 3, a Chinese official said that the land in question is just a reef and not an island, as in Manila's court case. "The Philippines' attempt to define Taiping Island as a 'reef' exposes that the goal of its arbitration case is to try to negate China's sovereignty and related rights over the Spratly Islands," China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.


9. 10 Art Exhibits to See This June

Rainy days are definitely here. What better way to take shelter than to immerse yourself with some culture and art? Check out our list for your dose of art this month.


10. 10 New Restaurants to Try in San Juan

There's more to San Juan's culinary scene than just Chinese food. Check out the 10 new restaurants that will excite your taste buds the next time you find yourself in the area.


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