President Noynoy Aquino says he became close to Liz Uy before his state visit to the United States last September. He admitted in an interview with TV5: “Noong kampanya wala pa. I was in a relationship. I was focused on the campaign. I was focused on trying to make that relationship work also. Siguro the first part of it would be before I went to America,” he recalled. “We had a conversation and I discovered how beautiful a person she was. I am impressed how she could engage in a conversation."