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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