PEP FORUM: More stars spill their Valentine's Day plans

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Toni Gonzaga still has no clue what her boyfriend Paul Soriano has in store for her on Valentine's Day, but she's sure they'll be spending time together. “Wala pa akong alam. Pero so far ang sinabi naman ni Direk, e, ‘If you’re free I hope we can have dinner and also spend time.’ So iyon pa lang sa ngayon.”


Everyone is gearing up for Valentine’s Day tomorrow, February 14, and that includes some of your favorite stars.

Let’s find out what they’re doing on the Day of Hearts.

KRIS AQUINO. As a single, unattached celeb, Kris Aquino will be spending Valentine's with her children Josh and Bimby; her sisters Balsy, Viel, and Pinky; and her good friend Zsa Zsa Padilla.

They will be traveling to Siargao in Surigao del Norte to visit a newly opened resort owned by the same owner of Dedon, an outdoor furniture company.

"Doon kami pupunta with my sons and a few friends.

"Siyempre, siguro si Zsa Zsa malungkot din siya sa Valentine’s, so magsama na lang kami.

"My sister kasi is celebrating her wedding anniversary with her husband, so kasama rin siya.



"Na-excite ako kasi mayroon daw mga activities like eco-trekking, ‘tapos sa mga mangroves maglalakad-lakad ka, ‘tapos may cooking classes, doon ako pinaka-excited.

"Iyong ibang kasama ko, ‘Ikaw na lang.’ Pero ako, gusto ko ‘yon, doon ako matutuwa, kasi, ‘yong French-German cook nila ang magtuturo."


DINGDONG DANTES. Both Dingdong Dantes and his girlfriend Marian Rivera are currently busy taping for their respective soap operas Pahiram ng Sandali and Temptation of Wife.

So will they ever find time to be with each other on Valentine’s Day?

“Definitely, yes. Pero noong una hindi pa sure, e, kasi parang meron yata siyang work, at saka ako rin.

“Pero pinayagan kami so… masaya.”

What has he planned for Marian on Thursday?

“Wala pa, e. Sa Thursday pa naman iyon, so bukas [Wednesday] na ako magpa-plano.”

Out of curiosity, what would be his ideal date setup?

“Iba na ngayon, e. It’s more of relaxation, more of just unwinding, talking; you know… nothing really close to those candle-lit dinners and stuff, really far from that nowadays.

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“Kung fishball nga lang iyan sa kung saan man o isaw, parang mas meaningful pa iyan as long as nag-uusap kami.”

Do they actually celebrate Valentine’s Day religiously?

“Nagkataon na lately, yeah.

“Because I don’t usually believe in celebrating, pero nagkataon lang din kasi na parati kaming free, so, you know, sayang din naman, labas kami.”

Is Marian the type of girlfriend who wants to receive flowers or gifts on V-Day?

“Yes, yes. She’s one of those.”

Does he do the shopping himself?

“Oo, e. Hindi naman ako masyadong magaling pumili ng bulaklak, pero alam kong bulaklak lang iyon… I mean, you know, yeah, I make it a point naman to give her.”

BEA ALONZO. Like Toni Gonzaga, actress Bea Alonzo is still clueless on how she will be spending Valentine’s Day with her boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo.

She says jokingly, “Dapat lalaki ang nagpa-plano niyan. Masama kapag ako na iyong nag-plano.

“Hindi, dapat lalaki. Itatanong ko muna sa boyfriend ko.”

But if she were to choose, what kind of date would she want to have with Zanjoe on Valentines’ Day?

“Siyempre ang pinaka-unang kino-consider diyan iyong schedule, di ba, so we can’t really go out of town kasi pareho kaming may trabaho ngayon.

“But siguro ine-expect ko idi-dinner niya ako sa isang restaurant na kung saan magugustuhan ko.”

TONI GONZAGA. As host of the upcoming reality talent search The Voice of the Philippines, Toni Gonzaga is keeping busy with work and other things.

Will she be able to find time to go out on a date with her longtime beau, Director Paul Soriano, on V-Day?

“So far naman, sa ngayon, wala pa akong [work] schedule,” pertaining to February 14.

What will they be doing on the 14th?

“Siyempre, pag babae, hindi naman babae nagpaplano ng Valentine’s date. Nagmamaganda lang naman tayo pag Valentine’s day.

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“Wala pa akong alam. Pero so far ang sinabi naman ni Direk, e, ‘If you’re free I hope we can have dinner and also spend time.’ So iyon pa lang sa ngayon.”

IZA CALZADO. On the other hand, actress Iza Calzado defies the excitement of others on Valentine’s Day, saying, “Because it’s really hectic on that day, I’d… for the longest time, for the past couple of years, hindi ko na talaga sine-celebrate on that day.”

However, she says she might be doing something romantic with her boyfriend Ben Wintle.

“I’m doing something na lang in the morning. Sa evening, I don’t know. I don’t know if my boyfriend has plans.”

NIKKI GIL. Unlike other girls who always look forward to spending Valentine’s Day with their partners, singer-thespian Nikki Gil seems to have accustomed herself to not seeing her boyfriend Billy Crawford.

“Open naman ang [February] 14 ko, pero wala, sanay na kami, e.

“Nakailang working Valentine’s na kami, hindi na big deal sa amin iyon.

“We know that part of our profession is working on holidays, and we already accepted that, so, you know, we try to do what we can and go out the day after, maybe.

“Simple lang naman kami, hindi naman kami bongga.

AI-AI DELAS ALAS. Being in a fresh relationship usually renews the instinct to celebrate Valentine’s Day in an extra special way.

Does that apply also to Ai-ai delas Alas and her new boyfriend Jed Salang?

“May rehearsal ako sa Valentine’s,” She tells PEP in a seemingly dispirited manner.

“Ever since naman… Kasi sa mga panahon na ‘yon, wala akong [boyfriend], single ako, kaya dinadaan ko na lang sa work. Parang nakasanayan ko na.”

But towards the end of her statement, Ai-ai turns comical, “Pero bago naman matulog wala namang work, ibang work ang gagawin namin.”

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Asked what would be her ideal date, Ai-ai says, “Iyong romantic, kasi romantic naman ako, kasi mature na ako.

“Iyong mga bagets iba naman sila, hip-hop-an naman ang gusto nila.

“Kami, gusto namin may violin, may dinner na kayong dalawa sa rooftop. Pang-mga shonders, itodo na natin!” she says, laughing.

“Pero hindi naman, mukha pa naman akong bata. Thank you, Lord.”


HERBERT BAUTISTA. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista won’t be getting time off from his duties on Valentine’s Day.

“Magtatrabaho. Meron kaming trabaho sa [Quezon City] city hall, e,” he said when asked about his schedule on February 14.

But is he going to surprise his partner Tates Gana with a special gift on Hearts’ Day?

“Every day is Valentine’s, just like Christmas. Wala, wala akong [gift]. Mahirap na, baka masanay, hanap-hanapin.

“Wala kaming… iyong tradisyon na flower-flower o date, dinner, chocolates. Mamaya baka masanay, hahanap-hanapin. Pag di mo naibigay, ‘O, nagbago na.’

“Araw-araw naman ako sweet.”

DENNIS PADILLA. In case you didn’t know yet, Dennis Padilla now has a live-in partner by the name of Linda Marie Gorton.

So, what is he planning for Linda on Valentine’s Day?

“Siguro ide-date ko lang siya sa… Gusto kong manood kay Rico J. Puno, meron siya [show] sa Resorts World.

“Baka do’n. Pag hindi Rico J., Ogie Alcasid iyong sa [MOA] Arena. Iyong Foursome.”

Aside from taking her out to a concert, what gift will he be giving his partner?

“Hindi ko pa alam, e. Balak ko sana singsing. Singsing na, alam mo na, iyong medyo maganda na medyo mahal.

“Siguro iyong good sa six… anim na payments, iyong monthly amortization,” quipped the comedian.


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