GRACE LEE ON NOY: YES, WE DATED
MANILA, JANUARY 31, 2012 (STAR) By Delon Porcalla - Korean TV personality Grace Lee has revealed that she is dating President Aquino.
“Just asked Grace Lee if it’s true that she had dinner with President Aquino. She said she did,” disc jockey Mo Twister tweeted, when talks about Lee and Aquino’s reported date went the rounds in the social networking site.
Lee, a show biz anchor of GMA-7 and a DJ of Magic 89.9, had reportedly been telling her colleagues that Aquino, a 51-year-old bachelor, is her textmate, and that the President tries to visit her if he has time.
The 28-year-old Korean, who speaks Tagalog and Cebuano fluently, did an exclusive interview with Aquino at Malacañang last Dec. 23 for her radio program.
A certain “pinoyradiofan” started out with a tweet that Aquino’s number one priority at this point is not the government’s anti-piracy campaign, rather his love life, following reports his political adviser was caught buying pirated DVDs in a Quezon City mall.
This was followed by a reaction from Monica Alejo, who asked whether the report was “serious,” to which Lysa Olano (dbrat_lysa) revealed that Mo Twister had been “making fun of Grace Lee for having dinner with P-Noy.”
Kimboy Uy then tweeted, “Wouldn’t it be fun when Grace Lee reports in Chika Minute how she dated the President?”
To which Twister answered, it would be “Fun fun.”
Aquino had referred to Lee as gwapa or beautiful and good-looking when he inaugurated the KEPCO-SPC power plant in Cebu in mid-2011, where the event was hosted by Lee.
“It won’t be hard to invite us to Cebu. I even mistook the Korean Grace Lee for a Filipina. Even the Koreans who visit our country are beautiful. Maybe we should revive the Malacañang sa Sugbu because we might meet our fate here,” he said in Filipino on that occasion.
Lee, then wearing a Korean costume, caught the eye of the President who was with Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.
KEPCO is a Korean company that specializes in providing electric utility.
It was reported last week that Aquino went on a dinner date after receiving Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Malacañang. However, the sources refused to divulge the name of the President’s date.
They were seen having dinner and coffee afterwards. Aquino also escorted the girl to her home after they went out, sources said.
The President and his “date” supposedly met in a public engagement recently.
Aquino last dated teacher Mary Louise Calica publicly after stockbroker Maria Elena Lopez and stylist Liz Uy. He was said to have also shown “interest” in actress Iza Calzado when they met and had a chance to talk at the birthday party of actor-singer Ogie Alcasid, but did not pursue it. Calzado clarified they only conversed and did not go out on a date.
Aquino’s love life was in the news again after his sister, actress and television host Kris, tweeted that the Thai leader would be a good match for her bachelor-brother.
In December, the President said settling down was not in his list of priorities.
Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi
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