Luis Manzano clarifies his relationship with Jessy Mendiola
By Kiko Escuadro
“I invoked my right against self incrimination. Sabi ko nga hahanapan ako ng mali. I can be as honest as I can, pero hahanapan pa rin ako ng mali.”
A few weeks ago, Luis Manzano denied the report about his brewing romance with Jessy Mendiola. At the presscon of his comeback hit game show Minute To Win It, the host clarified to the press the real score between him and the sexy actress.
“Anything I answer, hahanapan ako ng mali,” said the host. “Sumagot na nga ako dati nahanapan pa rin ako ng mali, kaya tatahimik na lang ako. Kung alam ko naman na ang tao ay sasaksakin ako, bakit ko ka bibigyan ng kutsilyo di ba?”
Luis confirmed that he went out with Jessy and he cannot deny about his deep admiration with her. “Hindi kami pwede mag deny kasi we have pictures online at ang weird naman noon kung ide-deny ko yon na may pictures kami na kumalat na, anything else gagamitin yun against me,” he stressed.
Luis also reacted with the tag ”alamat’ because he’s being link with the three sexiest Pinay actresses, from Angel Locsin, to Jennylyn Mercado and now with Jessy Mendiola. “I don’t want to limit titles nor statistics napaka unfair sa kanila noon na parang de numero lang sila. I mean, yes that is a prestigious title hailed as the country’s sexiest, pero pag na refer na sa akin, as if you are putting them as part of a statistics and that will be very unfair for all the ladies out there,” he defended.
The host was also asked why he seemed so silent with his break up with Angel Locson. “it’s not being private, but I think people are focusing in the wrong things, kilala niyo ako sumasagot ako pero ang tao kasi ngayon nag hahanap ng mali kumbaga ‘Shark na naghahanap ng Dugo’ so bakit pa ko mag bibigay ng dugo,” he explained.
He also defended himself for being sensitive with the bashers. “Bakit hindi? Pare-pareho tayong tao. Dapat ba hindi ko na patulan, kahit bastusin niyo ako hindi ko kayo papatulan? At the end of the day hindi ako artista tao pa rin ako…bastusin mo ako, babastusin din kita,” he insisted.
Does he still get offended when bashed? “More of natatawa minsan,” he replied. “Pero yung sakin bakit hindi? Porke ba artista ako at nakikita ako sa TV does it make me a better person? Does it mean that I have to be this way? Hindi, di ba.“
“Kanya kanya lang naman yan. Ito sila at Ito naman ako. Yes, papatulan ko and I would love to meet a basher face to face,” he disclosed.