MANILA, Philippines - Amid rumors that they are dating, Senator Francis Escudero on Friday said he and actress Heart Evangelista have met.
Evangelista said in an interview this week that she and Escudero dated twice.
Asked by reporters about it, Escudero only said, "Nagkita."
He refused to give details.
Escudero, who has separated from his wife, was laughing when pressed further by reporters about meeting Evangelista.
"Alam n'yo, news and current affairs kayo. Hindi bagay," he said, laughing.
"Nagkita kayo at nag-dinner kayo?" asked one reporter.
"Hindi bagay," Escudero answered.
Insisting that he will not answer questions about the meeting, he turned serious.
"Hindi ko hinahayaang makialam ang pamilya o personal kong buhay sa trabaho ko," the senator said. "Hindi rin puwedeng makialam ang trabaho sa personal na buhay. Whatever personal life I have is outside of politics."