MANILA - "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Joshua Garcia has finally confessed his romantic feelings for Jane Oineza, days after the actress was visited by a celebrity suitor inside the famous yellow house for her birthday.
In the episode of the reality show that aired Thursday, the 16-year-old from Batangas set out to privately speak with Jane by inviting her to the dining area. Here, while initially at a loss for words, Joshua explained to Jane how he feels about her.
"Alam mo naman siguro na may feelings ako para sa'yo, 'di ba? Nararamdaman mo, pero hindi siya malinaw," he said. "So ngayon, sasabihan ko na -- special ka para sa akin, may feelings ako para sa iyo. Ang pinakalabas diyan, siyempre, mahal kita."
Caught off-guard, Jane, who turned 18 last July 22, admitted it was her first time to have a conversation with a man about being involved romantically.
In the confession room, Jane expressed concern that she couldn't seek the advice of either her mother or any family member about Joshua.
Joshua, even before admitting his feelings, had been consistently affectionate towards the actress.
Speaking with Big Brother, Jane said she feels it is not the right time for her and Joshua to be thinking about a romantic relationship.
She added that while she respects Joshua for being brave with his admission, there can be no certainty about how they feel, given their situation being among the 8 remaining housemates in a reality show for just 3 months.
Big Brother advised Joshua and Jane separately about their situation.
"Ang pagmamahal ay hindi lang tungkol sa kung ano'ng kaya mo ibigay sa isang tao, kundi tungkol din ito sa kung anuman ang kaya mong unawain at tanggapin tungkol sa kanila," he told Joshua.
Addressing Jane, Big Brother said: "Hindi ibig sabihin na kapag may nagtapat sa iyo na isang tao, ay obligado ka agad na sagutin at ibigay ang kung anuman ang feelings mo. May mga bagay na dapat pag-isipan mo muna talaga."
Joshua's confession of his feelings for Jane came a week after basketball player Jeron Teng, one of the actress' suitors, visited her during her birthday celebration. While he denied it at first, Joshua admitted later that he was "hurt" when he saw the apparent closeness of Jane and Jeron.
"Pinoy Big Brother: All In" airs weeknights on Primetime Bida, and on Saturdays and Sundays as part of ABS-CBN's Yes! Weekend line-up. Afternoon updates are also aired via "Uber" on weekdays.
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