Luis Manzano admits to dating Jessy Mendiola + more things you might have missed today

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


1. Luis Manzano admits to dating Jessy Mendiola

In an interview with the press, Luis Manzano admitted that he goes on dates with rumored girlfriend, Jessy Mendiola. "Hindi kami puwedeng mag-deny kasi mayroon kaming pictures online. Parang ang weird naman noon kung idi-deny ko 'yon," he said. In an earlier interview, Mendiola said that they were not hiding anything, saying, "I don’t have any problems with going out with other people."


2. AlDub are YES! Magazine's Most Beautiful Stars of 2016

Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards have been crowned YES! Magazine's Most Beautiful Stars of 2016, gracing the cover of this year's issue. "I don't think there's any way that you can say that they are not the most beautiful stars. This time, they are the hottest, the most sought-after," said editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon.



3. Mr. Robot Season 2 premieres early on social media

Fans were surprised when the first half of the Season 2 premiere of Mr. Robot aired three days ahead of schedule on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. The sneak peek of the premiere is one of several stunts that USA Network has launched in recent weeks to bring attention to the show.


4. A string of robberies in Missouri has been linked to Pokemon Go

A Facebook post by a local police department in Missouri claimed that an armed robbery in the wee hours of the morning targeted users of the immensely popular gaming app, Pokemon Go. "Apparently they were using the app to locate people standing around in the middle of a parking lot or whatever other location they were in," said the post.


5. Hong Kong witnesses 10,000 flashes of lightning for 12 hours

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Hong Kong witnessed a record-breaking 10,000 flashes of lightning for 12 hours. Hong Kong Observatory recorded 5,905 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes five hours before midnight on Saturday, July 9. This continued until the next morning with 4,095 flashes. The figure surpassed the record-high 24-hour total of 9,966 cloud-to-ground strikes in July 2005.


6. Trillanes re-files SSS pension increase

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV re-filed his bill seeking an SSS pension hike on Monday, July 11. Filed through Senate Bill 91, the measure will be tackled in the open sessions of the 17th Congress on July 25. Former President Benigno Aquino Jr. vetoed the bill passed by the Congress in January.


7. Robredo attends her first Cabinet meeting

Vice President Leni Robredo attended the Cabinet meeting for the first time today, July 11, as the newly appointed head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. The assembly focused on the government's preparations for La Niña, specifically, updates by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on disaster preparedness.



8. Former envoy to United Nations urges Duterte to visit China

Retired Ambassador Lauro Baja, Manila's former envoy to the United Nations, said on Monday, July 11, that President Rodrigo Duterte should consider China for his first foreign visit. He said that this gesture would mean that the country "is really going out of her way to manage the situation in the West Philippine Sea." The Permanent Court of Arbitration is set to issue the ruling on the territorial dispute on Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m.


9. 10 Gasgas Instagram Captions We All Need to Stop Using

We round up Instagram captions that have turned into cliché ones and we're just tired of them. We can all be more creative than "vitamin sea" and "squad goals," right?


10. Finding love in La Union through Tali ti Amianan

Make your next trip to the Surfing Capital of the North more memorable with these lovely, handcrafted bracelets from Tali ti Amianan. Read the story behind these unique finds.

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