Is Ruffa Gutierrez dating Cesar Flores of Smartmatic?

Host-actress Ruffa Gutierrez neither denied nor confirmed rumors that she is dating Smartmatic Asia Pacific President, Cesar Flores, reports Asked by ABS-CBN reporter Mario Dumaual, she said with a laugh, "How did you find out?"

Describing the man who had defended the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, she said, "He is really endearing. He always texts me. Umalis nga siya kagabi pero babalik din. Alam ko talaga schedule niya. And what’s more important, [he’s] very much single."

According to TV producer and Twitter user Garlic Garcia, Gutierrez’ mother Annabelle Rama "half-grilled" Flores at Gutierrez’ birthday dinner on July 8. Gutierrez and Flores, both 36 years old, also had a photo taken together that Garcia posted on Twitter. The Venezuelan Flores tweeted, "Enjoying fine company at Ruffa Gutierrez’ birthday dinner!" To which Gutierrez replied, "Had a blast! Thank u for joining us! :)"

Gutierrez was last linked to actor John Lloyd Cruz, who admitted their previous "special relationship" during the same interview he finally admitted actress Shaina Magdayo is his girlfriend.

In an interview with published June 9, Flores said he has no time for relationships. "I’ve been on different dates but when it’s time to follow up, it’s hard to follow up. The first thing I tell anyone is, ’You know I’m very busy, so please bear with me. Don’t take it the wrong way’... I’ve developed work-related patience, but relationships suffer."


According to GMANews.TV, Flores has personally observed 10 automated elections all over the world, including the Philippines’. He studied Economics at the Munich and Augsburg Universities in Germany.

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