UPDATED: TV host Grace Lee on her rumored date with P-Noy: "Abangan na lang nila [kung] ano ang sasabihin ni president&
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that the buzz about President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III’s alleged date with Korean TV host Grace Lee started when controversial radio disk jockey Mo Twister, who is currently in the U.S., tweeted: "We are talking about Grace Lee’s date last night with President Aquino. #itsmorefuninthephilippines."
Korean TV host Grace Lee doesn’t confirm or deny the rumor that she dated or is dating P-Noy. She only reiterated that the rumor certainly didn’t come from her and that she has not yet issued any (official) statement about the matter.
(UPDATE No. 2, 8:30 p.m. January 27) During the Friday, January 27 Balitanghali broadcast on GMA News TV, host Grace Lee addressed the rumors alleging that she is the new lady in President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III’s life. Or, at the very least, that she’s the bachelor president’s new "date." Aquino is 51, while Lee is 29.
Asked outright by her Balitanghali co-hosts Raffy Tima and Pia Arcangel-Halili about the subject, Lee replied: "You know the president really has my highest respect. I think it’s better to [let] the president speak on the matter. Tapos pag may kailangan ako i-klaro, sasabihin ko rin here (If I need to clarify something I’ll say it here) on GMA and GMA News TV only. Kaya wag po muna kayo manila sa mga nababasa ninyo...pag yung article na iyon ang sinasabi ay si Grace Lee ang nagsabi. (So, don’t believe what you’ve read...especially if the article says I was the one who divulged the information.) Yung, ’according to her’ or "she said’...because wala pa akong ni-release (I have not released a) na statement and I have never spoken of him publicly yet. So, I think that’s the best thing to do now...na sana abangan na lang nila [kung] ano ang sasabihin ni president (they should just watch out for what the president says)."
Since Lee didn’t confirm or vehemently deny the rumor, then the buzz that was set off by her friend, disc jockey Mo Twister’s tweet continues.
On Thursday, January 26, ABS-CBNNews.com had reported that the buzz about President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III’s alleged date with Lee started when the controversial Mo Twister, who is currently in the U.S., tweeted: "We are talking about Grace Lee’s date last night with President Aquino. #itsmorefuninthephilippines."
Soon enough, as the ABS-CBNews.com report noted, "other netizens then chimed in and gave their comments-mostly of disbelief-on the supposed date."
The report also quoted Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda who, when asked about the alleged Aquino-Lee date on Thursday night (January 26), replied, "We do not comment on private matters of the president. So we cannot comment on that. You can ask me every time, but you know our position on that matter."
The report pointed out that Aquino "first met Lee in June last year during the inauguration of the Korea Electric Power Corp. power plant in Cebu, where Lee was a co-host."