Shalani Soledad and Rep. Roman Romulo engaged, eyeing 2012 wedding
ABS-CBNews.com reports that Rep. Roman Romulo has just announced his engagement with Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad.
Many were surprised by the news, as PEP reported that Soledad was dating Romulo on September 2. The PEP article had also revealed that when asked about his "relationship" to Soledad, Romulo had allegedly told his friends, "Umuusbong pa lang."
In any case, according to the report, Romulo, 44, revealed that he proposed to Soledad, 31, at the Our Lady of Fatima church in Valenzuela. He added that they plan to get married next year. "I am very happy," he told ABS-CBN News.
Romulo further revealed that he had formally asked for Soledad’s hand from her mother, Evelyn, three weeks ago. Soledad’s mother reportedly said, "I admire the courage and honor of Rep. Roman Romulo in seeking me out and telling me his intentions with my daughter Shalani."
Meanwhile, Journal Online reports: "The Romulo-Soledad engagement became apparent after the pretty councilor was spotted wearing a sparkling engagement ring on her right hand. She was obviously trying to hide the diamond-studded ring but the stone was highlighted by the blue dress she was wearing at the 48th regular session in the city council Monday. The councilor was ’escorted’ by the 44-year-old lawmaker when she entered the session hall."
PEP revealed that the diamond ring that Soledad is now wearing is an heirloom given by Rep. Romulo’s mom, Rosie Lovely Tecson Romulo. Citing a News 5 report by Lira dalangin-Angeles, PEP also added, "Rep. Romulo regularly fetches the 31-year-old city councilor from TV5 Studio in Novaliches after every episode of Wil Time Bigtime."