What if Luis Manzano proposes to Angel Locsin?
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked this question to his dad, Edu Manzano, earlier today, August 25, at the Watsons Store in Mall of Asia.
Smiling, Edu said, “Alam mo, iyong anak kong iyan, bahala na sa buhay niya!
“My son is 34 years old. Wala kaming karapatan makialam.”
Interestingly, this was also Edu's answer when PEP contributor Melba Llanera asked him the same question last March.
“Bahala siya sa buhay niya. Ang magulang ay hindi dapat nakikialam sa anak nila pagdating sa pag-ibig.
"First and foremost, nasa tamang edad na siya. You know, he’s 33 already."
Last May 10, Luis declared that Angel is undoubtedly "the one," and a "surprise" might be happening “very, very soon."
POSITIVE IMAGE. Meanwhile, Edu was joined by his former onscreen partner Lorna Tolentino at the Watsons event.
Both of them are ambassadors of Watsons Generics, which promotes high quality medicine at an affordable price.
A brand insider told PEP that the two stars have helped boost sales.
Edu joked in his best deadpan, “No, no, no… Just because of me!
"Wala siyang kinalaman, wala siyang naitulong sa Watsons. Ako lang! Sa akin lang may tiwala ang tao.
“Oo, I’m sure.
"Last day na ni Lorna ito, e.”
Kidding aside, Edu said he's completely aware of the responsibility laid upon him and Lorna.
“It’s been years where you’ve been trying to build your name, di ba?
“You would like people to look at you as being someone they can trust, someone they can depend on…
“So, kung kami po ay nakakatulong sa isang magaling na produkto, we’re very happy.”
ACTING. After nine years of staying away from drama, Edu made a comeback via the recently-concluded primetime teleserye Bridges of Love.
He said it was "curiosity" that partly affected his decision to accept a teleserye project.
Upon his return, there has been a resurgence of loveteams from his time.
The success of DawnChar—a moniker for Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta’s loveteam—is the prime example of this.
Will Edu and Lorna be willing to revive theirs?
The two worked together in films like Hindi Nahahati ang Langit (1985) and Nakagapos Na Puso (1986).
“Matagal na kaming loveteam,” Lorna threw in.
But to call themselves as a "loveteam" now would be a stretch.
Edu said, “Maghanap na tayo ng ibang moniker, hindi na puwedeng loveteam.
"Iba na talaga.
"During this time of our acting existence, it’s the project more than anything else, e.
“It’s not so much the—ah, if hindi pa kami nagkapag-ipon, after all these years, kami ang mali.”
Is he open to doing another teleserye?
Edu just smiled then nodded yes.