"I am not really used to this business." These were direk Paul Soriano's words minutes before he guested on Entertainment Live at ABS-CBN, where he lengthily explained his side on his controversial involvement in Camille Prats's pregnancy.
In a brief talk with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Direk Paul related that he felt sad that his "no comment" remark on Camille's pregnancy would cost him bad publicity.
"I got shocked," he said. "We all got shocked that it was interpreted that way. Honestly, I just did not know then what to say and I thought that saying 'no comment' is the most civil thing to do. Wala po ako talagang intention to get into the picture because I should not be involved in it in the first place."
Sa naturang entertainment show ng ABS-CBN, kung saan isa sa mga hosts ang current girlfriend ni Paul na si Toni Gonzaga, ay nagbigay rin ng kanyang personal na pananaw ang actress-TV host.
Una na itong nagbigay ng pasasalamat kay John Prats, at pag-assure sa kaibigan na mananatili silang close and good friends despite everything that happened.
"Hindi po ako magbibigay ng anupamang reaksiyon o komento sa isyu dahil isa nga pong usaping pampamilya ang lahat. I am just happy to know that John and I are still friends at gusto po naming manatiling ganun ang lahat between the two of us," paliwanag ni Toni.
Nang dahil nga sa pangyayari lalong nadiskubre nina Toni at Direk Paul ang pagtitiwala sa isa't isa.
"We're the best, I think right now. Prayers helped us to understand everything and we continue to pray for us to really withstand whatever intrigues or controversies that may come our way," dagdag na paliwanag ni Paul sa naging epekto sa relasyon nila ni Toni ng kontrobersiyang idinulot ng simpleng komento ng director.
Sa Entertainment Live din unang sinabi ni Paul ang paghingi niya ng apology sa nakatatandang kapatid ni Camille.
Pinasalamatan din ni Paul ang kasintahan na never daw humiwalay sa kanya since day one nang masangkot ang pangalan niya sa iskandalo. "You're an amazing person and I am truly grateful that you came into my life," sabi ni Paul sabay bigkas ng isang Bible verse na nagsasabing, "Whatever God has brought together, let no man separate."