P-Noy pokes fun at his love life, says it’s now like "Coke Zero"

Just when you thought President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is all business, he churns out a self-deprecating joke.

Just when you thought President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was all business, he churns out a self-deprecating joke.

Despite the hardcore issues (the Spratlys dispute, the Hong Kong tourists bus hostage victims) he had to deal with during his five-day China state visit, P-Noy managed to touch base with about 2,000 Filipinos in Beijing.

<>GMA News Online reports that in his speech during the Wednesday night meeting, the president disclosed that "he is too busy to have a love life as he is rebuilding the country" after his predecessor Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s nine-year stint.

<>Perhaps, to lighten the mood, P-Noy then said, ""May nagtanong ho kasi sa akin, sabi niya, ’Kumusta love life mo?’ Eh ang sabi ko po sa kanya, parang Coca-Cola. Noong araw, ’regular.’ Naging ’light.’ Ngayon, ’zero.’ (Somebody asked me about my love life and I told him that it’s now like Coca-Cola. Before, it was ’regular.’ Then, it became ’light.’ Now it’s ’zero.’)"

<>His remark was was met with applause and laughter. However, according to an MB.com.ph report, when a female Filipino journalist "reacted with pity" toward Aquino’s revealation, he replied: "Approaching zero na lang kung ayaw n’yo ng zero (Let's just say approaching zero, then)."

<>For more on this story, log on to GMA News Online and MB.com.ph.

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