Efren Peñaflorida courting Angel Locsin. Actress Angel Locsin has a hero for a suitor this new year... She admitted that the celebrated young Filipino [2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida] visited her at home.
“Pumunta siya sa bahay. Kinausap ang daddy ko. Mas una niyang kinausap 'yong dad ko kaysa sa akin,” she said.
Peñaflorida said he will take his chance with pursuing love.
“Bago ko inask, bago ko in-open sa kanya 'yon, 'yong mga intentions ko, ready na ako. Prepared ako doon sa kung ano man ang mangyayari,” he said.
I wish him well. He has all the right in the world to be happy and pursue whomever he wants. It's just the pattern has become so dang clichéd. Why must everyone with a modicum of public standing always end up being co-opted by showbiz? Why is our civic life inevitably hijacked by celebrity blarney?
More: John Nery's The curse of singing journalists, atbp. “'Ako ang Simula,' it seems to me, is a dead end for Philippine journalism.” Couldn't agree more.