Valentine’s Day is a working day for most celebrities

Celebrities do not plan ahead forValentine's Day. In fact, some of themdo not even have time to think about it because of their hectic schedule, like My Best Friend's Girlfriend lead stars Marian Rivera and Richard Gutierrez (left) and celebrity couple Champ-Lui Pio and Bianca King (right).

February 14 is a red-letter day for lovers and friends and family. People look forward to Valentine's Day to share and spread love around.

So, in time for "Love Day," PEP (Philippine EntertainmentPortal) asked some celebrities if they had any special plan.

PATRICK GARCIA. Beforethe alleged breakup issue between real-life couple Patrick Garcia and JennylynMercado came out, PEP asked the young actor about their plans for February14.

Patrick simply answered, "Well, she [Jennylyn] willbe having a concert. So yun, maybe I'll try to take her out to dinner orsomething."

KIAN KAZEMI. Duringthe press conference of Kung Fu Kids, a reporter revealed that Kian sentflowers to Bea Alonzo. So when PEPasked him what he wants for Valentine's day, Kian replied: "Ako kasi, gusto konang ibahin ang lagi kong ginagawa. Usually kasi kapag Valentine's Day, dine-date ko yung nanay ko. Walang masama doon, at least kasama ko angmama ko. Pero gusto ko naman kunwari may date talaga ako. May kasamatalaga ako para we'll have parang kahit candle-light dinner by the pool side."


And who would he want to ask for a dinner date? Of course, none other than Bea.

GABY DELA MERCED. For celebrity car racer Gaby dela Merced, Valentine's Day is just an ordinary work day. When PEP asked her about her plans, Gaby said,"Hopefully, I don't forget that it's Valentine's because, you know, last time Ischeduled a meeting for work. Let usjust say that my love life is filch. Asof now, I think, I shall consider it a normal day."

MO TWISTER. Like Gaby, DJ Mo Twister also took a leave on his daily morningradio show Good Times to cover the NBA All Star. Therefore, Valentine's for DJ Mo willbe, "Covering the NBA All-Star game in New Orleans. I'm gonna be spending it with the NBA All-Stars, in their lockerroom, so it will be my date."

KATRINA HALILI. Anotherworkaholic celebrity is Katrina Halili, who will be busy with a fashion show intime for the launching of her own lingerie line.


"For Valentine's, meron akong inaayos nafashion show. Baka gagawin sa Serve, yun yung club nina Mark Herras, ninaCristine Reyes. Magpa-fashion show ako. Wala akong date, e, so magpapasaya na langako ng tao," smiled Katrina.

HEART EVANGELISTA. This young actress' birthday actually falls on Valentine's Day. So when PEP asked her about her plans during the press conference of YourSong Muntik na Kitang Minahal, Heart said, "This time, this birthday,siguro just small gathering kasi last time nag-States ako, so medyo napagastosako last year. Gusto kong magtipid atmag-i-small dinner lang ako."

PEP received a text message earlier today that Heartwill have a small celebration tonight with her close family and friends.

RICHARD GUTIERREZ. During the media junket for the movie My Best Friend'sGirlfriend, Marian Rivera told the press that she might be working for Marimaron Valentine's.

So when the media asked Richard about his plans fortomorrow, the young actor said, "Honestly, kung wala akong trabaho, mag-iikotako sa mga sinehan, kasama ko yung mga kapatid ko, panonoorin namin yungpelikula."


He added, "Gusto ko sanang makasama si Marian, pero masyado siyang busy."

CHAMP LUI PIO. Atthe launching of Friendster Fan Profile, actress Bianca King revealed that shehas no plans yet but she is open to any surprises. She said, "Every girl loves surprises."

So when the media spotted Hale frontman Champ Lui Pio, who is rumored to be the boyfriend of Bianca, at the same event, he was asked about his surpriseplans for Valentine's Day. Champanswered with a smile, "She loves to travel... Ayoko naman sabihin naI'm gonna surprise her with an out of town trip. We can always do it the day after or before. Wala pa, pero with her naman, I can come upwith anything naman. And with her, itdoesn't really have to be glamorous or really big. She appreciates small things."


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