Cool Center host Anjo Yllana took the hot seat in this week's edition of "Don't Lie To Me" on Showbiz Central. The comedian was questioned about his Cool Center co-host Eugene Domingo and close friend Joey Marquez.
The first question for him was related to Eugene Domingo who sat on "Don't Lie to Me" last week and was busted for lying about having a crush on him. Could he feel that Eugene indeed has a crush on him?
Before answering, Anjo said, "Nakakahiya naman, kasi ako nararamdaman ko at nahahalata ko, e. Baka hindi na ako kausapin. Sige, yes."
The lie detector said his answer was a lie and, this time, he was the one who asked for an explanation from master interrogator John Lapus.
"Teka, paki paliwanag naman sa akin kung bakit lie," laughed Anjo.
John answered, "Aba, ibig sabihin hindi totoo na sa palagay mo may crush siya, so sa palagay mo pline-playtime ka lang ni Uge [Eugene's nickname]?"
"So, mali ang nararamdaman ko," smiled Anjo. Then he joked, "E, bakit ganoon ang nararamdaman ko? Parang minsan parang ano ito, a, parang minsan naghahanap siya ng pagmamahal kasi walang boyfriend, walang girlfriend."
JOANNE AND JOEY. The next question for Anjo focused on his friend Joey Marquez, who generated recent buzz for supposedly dating actress and former beauty queen Joanne Quintas. Can he say right now that his pal Joey is in a relationship with Joanne?
"Alam mo, ito papaliwanag ko lang, ha," said Anjo. "Kami ni Joey halos araw-araw kami magkausap dahil nga tatakbo siyang mayor at ako vice mayor. Pero magkahiwalay kaming partido, pero araw-araw kaming nag-aalaskahan. Sayang at hindi ko naitanong iyon sa kanya. Kaya ito, ha, knowing Joey, tingin ko totoo 'yan!"
Anjo's answer turned out to be the truth and when asked to explain his answer, especially the "knowing Joey" part, he said, "Si Joey kasi mapagmahal 'yan. Sobra magmahal iyan. Kaya lang hindi ko talaga alam... kasi kadalasan na tsismis kay Joey, e totoo. Siguro 9 out of 10 totoo, so batting average mataas!"
SURPRISE QUESTION. The last question for Anjo came from his wife Jackie Manzano who, through phone patch, sounded excited about the final question for hubby. After she had greeted everyone, Anjo joked that the line was choppy, to which she replied, "I know you're scared!"
Speaking a little louder and more clearly, Jackie asked, "Ang tanong ko, sa paningin mo ba, hanggang ngayon ako pa rin ang pinaka-sexy na babae compared sa mga guests niyo sa Hubad na Katotohanan?"
Hubad na Katotohanan is a segment in Cool Center where female guest celebrities take off a piece of their clothing whenever the questions Anjo asks them turns out to be correct. It is, according to John Lapus, Anjo's favorite segment.
Before answering yes or no, Anjo interjected, "Alam mo, Jackie, walang kakuwenta-kuwenta ang tanong mo. Siyempre oo!"
The machine said: LIE.
Upon seeing the Lie sign, Anjo stood up and jokingly attempted to walk out, but since he was still attached to the machine, he could only stand there and laugh while his wife exclaimed, "I hate you, love! I hate you! I hate you!"
When asked to clarify things, he reasoned, "Sa tingin ko mechanical error. Glitch 'ika nga."
In a more serious tone, he added, "Kami kasi, alam naman ng lahat na galing kami sa pagkahiwalay. In fact, gusto ko sana private na lang muna pero hindi ko naman kayo mahindian dito. Pero mas mahal ko na si Eugene. Iyon pa rin, sana let's work this out kasi galing tayo sa matinding problem and, so far naman, e maayos naman. Iyon lang hinihingi ko sa asawa ko na sana maging maayos iyong samahan namin."
"Ok naman!" laughed Jackie. "Love, malaki ang ibabawi mo sa akin mamaya, ha. Malaki utang mo sa akin at alam mo na ibabayad mo!"
"Anong ibig mo sabihin, susundan na naman ang bunso natin?" joked Anjo.