How Solid is the Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano Tandem?
Article and Photos by Alex Datu
“Lagi naman kaming nand’un para sa isa’t isa kahit anong mangyari. We know each other well enough. Alam ko po talaga kung ano ang nangyari. Ako po ang katabi ni Enrique. Ayaw ko lang balikan ang issue kasi matagal nang tapos at para ano, bakit kailangan pang palakihin.”
The above statement came from Star Magic talent Liza Soberano during the Bench-Kashieca Love Style held at the filled-to-the-rafter Trinoma Activity Center last night, despite the rain brought by typhoon Lando. For the first time, both posters of Bench (endorsed by Enrique) and Kashieca (endorsed by Liza), are put side by side, in connection with the clothing company’s campaign on love.
“Sa posters, makikitang parang nagme-meet kaming dalawa ni Enrique dahil both of us are campaigning about love. Love for the family, love for friends, and love for local products,” Liza said.
In line with their campaign on love, Enrique admitted that everything is okay between him and his rumored girlfriend, and that they are still solid with each other. And when we asked Liza on her stand on their rumored relationship, “We’re more than a love team. Hindi naman namin iniisip na gan’un basta trabaho lang.”
And this was confirmed by Enrique saying that there is no secret formula in their tandem that’s why up to this time, they’re still going strong after the controversial plane incident. “Walang secret. Ang secret ay walang leveling o category o ‘asan na ba kayo. MU, mutual understanding or more or “murag ‘uyab’ (It’s a Visayan dialect which means, ‘parang magsyota.’) Kahit hindi pa kami, basta exclusive kami. Bawal ako sa iba, bawal din siya sa iba,” he shared and immediately agreed by Liza.
Enrique admitted that it’s a mutual agreement from both parties, “Hindi siya puwedeng makita na iba ang kasama. Exclusive, exclusive talaga. Siyempre sa aming dalawa nanggaling ang kasunduan. Usapan namin. Para sa akin, kahit seventeen lang siya, hindi pa siya puwede. ‘Yung level-level na ‘yan wala namang meaning sa amin, basta sa akin most special siya.”
Liza agreed on this matter especially that she is following her daddy’s advice, that is, she can only allow herself to be courted at the age of eighteen. Meaning, a year more to go then Enrique can court her, but it doesn’t mean, she will be ready to have a boyfriend immediately.
Showbiz nitizens noticed that after that plane hullabaloo, both are not affected with the controversy. For Liza, there was no issue at all.
On the other hand, Enrique has this to say, “Ang masaklap, iba pa ‘yung mga istoryang lumalabas at kami alam namin, kasi nandun kami. So, ‘yun na yun at sa amin pa isinisi ang nangyari.
“Kahit super typhoon pa ‘yan, sobrang matatatag ang aming samahan. Alam n’yo po sa industry natin, dapat masanay na tayo sa mga ganyang intriga. Alam ninyo kasi habang tumatagal lalong humahaba ang istorya. Ah, may ganito o may gan’un na wala na tayong magagawa kung iba ibang mga pinagsasabi ng mga tao. Siyempre. may kanya-kanya silang version, magdadagdag sila noh?! Sa mga naninira, okey lang kasi alam niya kung sino ako at kung ano ang pagkatao ko,” he ended.