MANILA, Philippines – Angel Locsin confirmed that she and star football player Phil Younghusband initially planned to go target shooting over the weekend but had to postpone it.
"Just to clear things, we didn't go target shooting. We thought about it but we found out saturday afternoon that the range closes on sundays? be nice to @iamtimyap & @tjmanotoc :) hehe, happy happy! :)” she tweeted.
Locsin made this declaration on microblogging site Twitter on Tuesday in an apparent defense of television host Tim Yap and ABS-CBN correspondent TJ Manotoc, both of whom tweeted about the supposed Locsin-Younghusband date.
Yap was the first to announce the news, with Younghusband’s older brother, James, as his source. Manotoc retweeted it, but later announced that it was not true.
Manotoc was quoting Younghusband himself.
After Manotoc’s tweet, Yap came under attack on Twitter. Netizens criticized Yap for tweeting unverified information.
Amid the criticisms, Manotoc said Yap should not be blamed.
He said: Hey tweeps, I spoke to @iamtimyap and have apologized already, this is to apologize online as well. He is not wrong. He heard it from james. Meanwhile Phil denied it to me. So what can we do? Nothing :) let them have their peace as so they wish. Sometimes celebs admit to a few & deny to many. You can tell who is "few" & who is "many" in this situation :) thanks for understanding tim! My apologies again, you don't deserve the stupid hate being thrown your way for this.”
Last week, Younghusband publicly asked Locsin for a romantic date on February 14. Unfortunately for Younghusband, the lead star of “Imortal” had to work that day.