PNoy unsure if dinner with Bianca Manalo was a date
Although he admitted having dinner with beauty queen Bianca Manalo, Aquino, in an interview in Brunei, seemed reluctant to call it a date.
“I don't know if you consider that a date,” Aquino told reporters at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Brunei on Wednesday night.
The Philippines' first bachelor leader said he and Manalo were introduced “several months ago” and had dinner “with a lot of other people.”
On Sunday, Manalo, who represented the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant in 2009, revealed in a talk show that she had dinner with Aquino. She said she was accompanied by her sister.
Aquino has dated several women in the past, but according to him, none could stand his rigorous schedule. He last dated Korean TV personality Grace Lee, but the two have since gone their separate ways.
The president's other high profile dates included celebrity stylist Liz Uy, stockbroker Len Lopez, and Valenzuela City councilor Shalani Soledad, his girlfriend during the months leading to the 2010 elections. — Andreo Calonzo/KBK, GMA News