According to write-ups, young actor Joseph Bitangcol was "happy" about his ex-girlfriend, Sandara Park, leaving the Philippines and even celebrated her departure. It has also been said that Joseph frequents gimmick spots with different girls.
"Hindi naman," Joseph said in a taped interview with Entertainment Live aired earlier today, September 8. "Siguro before, noong kami pa ni Sandy [Sandara's nickname], hindi nila ako nakikitang lumalabas-labas or kung lumabas man, kasama ko siya. Lumalabas din ako pero wala naman babaeng kasama. Kung meron man, barkada lang o kamag-anak. Pero walang date-date, ganun."
Neither Sandara nor Joseph publicly reveal the true cause of their breakup. But according to reports, the two didn't get along well.
"Malabo, e," Joseph said about their breakup. "Maski ako nalalabuan, e. pero ang masasabi ko ay walang third party at sa aming dalawa lang talaga. Napag-usapan na naman namin 'yung breakup, e. Medyo magulo lang talaga. Medyo hindi kami nagkakasundo sa mga bagay-bagay."
With Sandara gone, people have observed that Joseph looks more like a "free man" who does night-outs more frequently than before. Was Sandara holding him by the neck when they were still together?
"Medyo," Joseph admitted. "May pagkahigpit din, pero in a sweet way. Dapat sure siya na nasa ganitong lugar ako, like ‘Saan ka? Tapos ka na ba diyan?' Ganun."
How about the rumor that Joseph is disgusted whenever he talks about Sandara? Is this why the young actor has been avoiding the press since their breakup?
"Gusto ko kasi, siya [Sandara] muna magsalita sana. Parang gusto ko siya muna magsalita kasi parang pangit kung ako magdedetalye lahat, e. Respeto na lang for her," the Star Circle Quest graduate explained.
For Joseph, he sees no probable renewal of relationship with Sandy—for now.
"Puwede pa naman siguro," he said. "Mahal ko pa naman siya siyempre. Iniisip ko pa rin kung okay siya, 'yung estado ng family niya. Pero sa ngayon, siguro kung dumating siya next week, next month, tingin ko lang hindi kami magiging okay nang basta-basta, ganun kabilis."
Joseph also gave his reaction to blind items which clearly point to him as a callboy.
"May narinig na rin akong ganyan," said an amused Joseph. "Nakakatawa lang kasi hindi ako 'yung callboy na tinutukoy nila. I-monitor na lang nila ako. Sundan ako araw-araw para ma-confirm. "
As for Sandara, the grapevine has it that the Korean young actress might come back to the Philippines as one of the housemates in the next Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition.