MANILA, Philippines – “ASAP 2012” mainstay Paolo Valenciano has proposed to his long-time girlfriend during one of the concerts of his father Gary Valenciano in the United States.
Paolo took the chance to proclaim his love for Samantha Godinez, his girlfriend for six years, while in the middle of his dad’s concert at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in California last June 15.
Taking the spotlight, Paolo told the audience that he wanted to talk about somebody who gave him the best six years of his life.
“She always complains that I never talk, I don’t care, I never tell her how I feel. Tonight I want to let everybody here know how I feel. She’s given me the best six years of my life. It has changed me a lot,” he said.
Approaching his girlfriend in the audience, Paolo told Godinez that she is the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with.
“Sam, I want to wake up every morning seeing your face and I want you to nag me every night, ask me where I am and I want make lots of little Paolos and little Sams. I want to take care of you for the rest of my life and I was just wondering if would you marry me?” he said.
Without hesitation, Godinez accepted the ring from Paolo, who was half-kneeling.
He then sang some lines from the song “Ikaw Lamang,” reflecting how he was feeling.
“Ang puso ko’y ibibigay lamang sayo. Ito ang aking pangako mula ngayon hanggang magpakailanpaman, ikaw lamang,” he sang.
Days after the concert, Paolo’s mom Angeli Pangilinan posted the video link of the proposal which currently has more than 12,000 views.
Paolo’s celebrity friends also sent their congratulatory messages for the soon-to-be married couple.
TV host Iya Villania said: "And just like that... YOU GUYS ARE ENGAGED!!!! :) hahahahaa!!!! I love it!!! About friggin' time, pao!!!”
Actor Jericho Rosales, for his part, said: “I saw the video brooo!!! Yeeha!!! Daming kinilg sa'yo bro!!! :)”
Actress Maxene Magalona said: “Sending love and light to @paolovalenciano and @yosameti! Congratulations!”
“Congratulations @yosameti and @paolovalenciano :) Much love & conquer the world TOGETHER,” said Marc Abaya.
“God bless you @paolovalenciano and @yosameti. Awesome-est news! Congratulations,” added Mark Escueta.
Admitting that he also watched the video over and over, Paolo said it only made him realize how much he was in love.
“ Actually I always knew I was in love. I was just reminded I am MADLY in love,” he tweeted.