Entertainment Live host Luis Manzano laughed atrumors that he and girlfriend Angel Locsin have broken up. The couple's presence at the BreakthroughEvent of AVON this afternoon, January 21, at The Peninsula Manila Hotel proved that everything is well between them. (Click here to read related article )
Luis, who joined Angel as an AVON endorser, explained tothe media, "Let's put it this way, nagkaroon ng napakaliit na problema, naayosna namin. And kung paano kami dati,safe to say na we're stronger than ever, just like anything minsan, napagdadaananng tao. Pero definitely, no questionsasked, naayos na namin."
The actor-TV host was honest enough to say that he madethe first move to fix their small misunderstanding.
"Ako, of course," admitted Luis. "But then, just like anything, kung may problema, you needefforts from both sides."
What did he do to patch things up between him and Angel?
"Alam niyo, pinuntahan niya ako sa bahay na umuulan pa,"quipped Luis. Turning serious, he continued, "Hindi sa nagmamalinis, kung anuman ang naging issue naming dalawa,walang puwedeng i-pinpoint na may kasalanan. It was completely an issue between us talaga. Wala siyang nagawang kasalanan, wala akong nagawang ano, kumbaganagkaroon lang ng kaunting issue."
He also cleared the rumor about the "cool off"issue. He told the media, "Walang cool-off na nangyari. Forexample, nagtampuhan kayo, ganyan, nagkatampuhan kayo na naayos in what... threeday, two days."
The son of Edu Manzano and Gov. Vilma Santos also explainedthat little misunderstandings are just normal in a relationship.
He further said, "You know, if may taong nabuhay nang walangproblema, napakahirap, di ba? Lifewouldn't be worth living kung walang problema. Tama naman ang sinasabi nila na hindi mo puwedeng makuha lahat nang sabay-sabay. Kahit gaano ka ka-successful sabuhay, sa pag-ibig, sa career, mayroon at mayroon kang pagdadaanan. But that does not mean na it's notworth living anymore."
SHOW US THAT RELIABLE SOURCE. One reported reason that caused the rift between Angel and Luis was arumored third party, who allegedly gave Angel a house and lot in anexclusive subdivision.
"Sana nga po makausap namin 'yong mga reliable sources, kasiparang mas kilala pa nila kami ni Angel kaysa sa sarili namin," commentedLuis.
But is he really "seloso" in a romanticrelationship?
"Hindi," answered Luis. "Seloso ako pero hindi ako 'yong nang-aaway na seloso. Seloso siguro ako dahil nagpapalambing-selos, hindi dahil nang-aaway na selos."
How about the issue on Angel's Facebook account, where thestatus was changed from "in a relationship" to "no longer listed as in arelationship."
Luis explained, "Magkasama kami noon, magkatabi kaminoon. Sabi ko, ‘Ayan tuloy ang damingnag-iisip ng kung anu-ano. Nagsisimulana naman ang mga speculation ng ibang tao.' But we completely understand andthank them for their concerns."
Luis expressed gratitude towards people who have beenconcerned about their relationship. Hesaid, "Nakaka-touch na may concern sila sa kung anumang meron kami. Napapa-smile kami doon sa mga sinasabinilang, ‘Hindi totoo 'yan.' May mga, ‘Ang cute nilang tingnan, sana hindi[totoo],' nakaka-touch."
Luis also appreciated his parents' silenceabout the whole issue."It goes to show kung paano nila nirerespeto angprivacy ko at nirerespeto ang privacy namin ni Angel. Pero hindi sila nagkulang, especially si Mommy [Vilma Santos] sapagche-check kung kumusta na kaming dalawa.
"Kahit si Angel, alam niya 'yon. 'Yong mga text sa akin niMommy, pino-forward ko pa sa kanya.Nag-text din si Mommy sa kanya. Ganun ka-concerned si Mommy sa aming dalawa ni Angel."
AFRAID TO LOSE ANGEL. Although the issue has ended with good news, Luis did get worried about possibly losing hisgirlfriend.
He revealed, "Of course, she's a very, very big part of my life. The thought of losing her would definitelyscare me any minute of the day. So, 'yong the fact na nagkaka-distance kayong dalawa, that would be enough to getyou thinking and make you realize to reassess your priority."
What made him decide to break his silence about the issue,which broke during the first week of Angel's movie Love Me Again (Love DownUnder)? when he was all quiet before?
Luis explained, "Wala talaga kaming planong magsalita aboutthe hiwalayan. But there are certainconcerned parties. At a certain degree,nandoon pa rin ang respeto ko doon sa pelikula nila, the same way na kahitinimbitahan ako ng Star Cinema I decided not to go."
With lesson did he and Angel learn from their misunderstanding?
"Siguro it falls down to one word or two: bettercommunication."