Singer-composer Ogie Alcasid got strapped to the lie-detector machine for John "Sweet" Lapus's "Don't Lie To Me" segmenton Showbiz Central yesterday, September 21. Ogie agreed to take the hot seat,much to the enjoyment of the studio audience inside the Broadway Centrum andtwo of Ogie's Bubble Gang co-starsand friends Maureen Larrazabal and Francine Prieto.
Maureen and Francine arrived as supporters for Ogie's stint in "Don't Lie To Me.". Maureen commented, "Kanina pa kaming tawang-tawa and kinakabahan kami forhim!"
Ogie assured everyone confidently that Sweet wouldn't do hissignature dance today. "Kayang-kaya ko ‘to!"And the crowd cheered.
As Johnwas preparing his first question, Ogie quipped, "Easy lang ‘yan, ha?"
Sweet asked, "Nagkaroon nga ba kayo ng relasyon noon ni Ms.Tetchie Agbayani?" Tetchie Agbayani was one of the hottest faces in the ‘80sand rumor had it that Ogie courted the former Playboy model.
After thinking a while, Ogie answered, "Yes."
The lie detector agreed and gave out a "Truth." When askedto elaborate his romance with the actress, Ogie said, "Nakakahiya naman sakanya. All I can say is that napakabait at napakatalinong tao yun. I am soproud na, up to now, we are still friends."
When Sweet asked Maureen and Francince's opinion, theyjoked, "Buti naman inamin mo kasi alam namin yun, e!" After the laughssubsided, Francine asked, "Ogie, ano ang kinompose mong kanta parakay Ms. Tetchie?"
"Award!" was all a laughing Ogie replied.
The next question was a little tougher: "Balitana nag-away kayo noon ni kumpareng Janno Gibbs over Manilyn Reynes. Kaya nganaman ang tanong na ito, e, tinext mismo sa amin ni Ms. Manilyn Reynes. Wasthere ever a time na nagselos ka kay Janno?"
"Yes!" Ogie laughed.
Ogie's honesty was awarded with a "Truth." When asked toexplain himself, Ogie said, "Kasi, crush ko din kasi si Mane. So, noongnagsu-shooting kaming tatlo, e, pansin ko na ‘Close naman nitong dalawang ito.Paano ako makakaporma dito?' Yun lang yun. High school selos lang yun."
The next question was quite difficult as it came from noneother than Ogie's friend Janno, who aired his question through video: "Totoo ba, na sa karamihan na na-link sa akin, e, ang totoo, ikaw angnatuluyan nila?"
"Bakit ba ako pumayag-payag dito?" Ogie jokingly lamentedafter he heard the question. "Nagpo-promote lang ako ng concert [Twenty/Twenty], e!"
"Sasagot na ako," Ogie said after a short pause. "The answeris No."
Ogie's calm earned him a "Truth" from the machine. Jeeringat Sweet, he exclaimed, "Hindi ka pa sumasayaw!"
Turning to Maureen and Francine, Sweet asked, "Girls, natawakayo noong ‘Truth' ang lumabas. Bakit?"
Maureen said,"Alam mo, feeling ko si Ogie nag-iisip ng happy thoughts kaya kahit anong itanongmo, isa lang ang isasagot niya."
Turning to Sweet, Francine added, "Parang dapat nga sumayawka na, e!"
The next question was from Ogie's co-host in SOP, Jaya.She asked, "Pareng Ogie, curious lang ako. Sa Bubble Gang ba, doon sa lahat-lahat ngtaon na nagtrabaho ka, sa mga babeng nandoon, mayroon ba sa kanilang isa nanaging karelasyon mo at one point?"
Ogie nervously laughed as the question hit home. "Kumbaga sapoker, e, dito na ako tatayo, e," Ogie said. After a few seconds, Ogie saidcoolly, "No."
This time, the lie detector sensed some irregularity inOgie's body as he answered, therefore giving him a "Lie."
Maureen and Francine joined Sweet as he did hissignature dance. When asked who really the Bubble Gang girl was, Ogiejokingly revealed, "Si Diego [Llorico, their gay co-star on the show]!"
Since the topic was about the Bubble Gang girls, Sweet focused his next question about them. He asked, "Totoo ba na kadalasan aynagkaka-crush ka sa Bubble Gang girls?"
"Bumibilis na naman heartbeat ko!" Ogie quipped. But hehonestly answered, "Yes. Crush lang naman, e."
The machine gave out "Truth" to Ogie's"Yes," much to his relief. He explained, "Kailangan lang na alam mo kunghanggang crush lang."
The next level was "difficult." John asked, "Click na clickang tandem nina Mark Anthony Fernandez at Ms. Regine Velasquez sa Ako Si Kim Samsoon. At since patapos na ang istorya, e, napapadalas angkissing scenes ni Mark Anthony at Regine. Tanong, Ogie, minsan ba nagselos kakay Mark Anthony Fernandez?"
"No," Ogie answered immediately. When the result came out,it gave out a "Lie." All Ogie could say was, "Ay!"
In Ogie's defense, Maureen said, "Ako feeling ko, hindi[nagseselos]."
The next question was about Marian Rivera. Sweet asked,"Crush na crush mo daw si Marian. Dahil dito, gusto namin malaman, ni minsan banagselos si Regine kay Marian?"
Ogie smiled and calmly said. "No. Alam mo, magseselos siyakung mayroon pagseselosan."
Again, the lie detector sensed that Ogie might be lying asit gave him a "Lie." After the dance, Sweet proceeded to ask the last question,the "Now or Never" question.
"Alam ng lahat ang pinagdaanan ninyo ng inyong relasyon niMs. Regine Velasquez. Pinag-usapan, pinagtsismisan hanggang sa inamin atnabunyag. Tanong, Ogie, si Regine Velasquez na ba ang huling babaeng mamahalin mo?"
This question was quite difficult as Ogie quipped, "Parangsobrang lagot ako dito!"
On a serious note, he added, "Isa lang ang sagot ko diyan.Isang nagsusumigaw na Yes!"
True to his word, the lie detector agreed and gave him "Truth."