Kris: Hindi nananakit si Mayor... damdamin lang
MANILA - ''Hindi natin akalaing mangyayari ito, but it's happening tonight.''
This was how TV host Kris Aquino introduced Quezon City Mayor Herbert ''Bistek'' Bautista on ''Aquino & Abunda Tonight'' on Monday.
Aquino and Bautista, former lovers, were left alone in front of the camera as co-host Boy Abunda was absent in the show.
Bistek was grilled by Aquino about the incident where the Mayor slapped a drug suspect in Quezon City.
Bautista again apologized to the public, and to his defense told Aquino, ''By nature, hindi ako nananakit ng tao. Physically, hindi ako nananakit ng tao."
Aquino, seemingly bringing up their past love affair, quickly interrupted saying, ''Physically, ha, 'yan ang sinabi mo. Klinaro mo 'yun, Mayor.''
But before the interview got more awkward, Aquino immediately signaled for a commercial break to give a stressed Bautista ''time to breathe.''
Towards the end of the show, Bautista thanked Aquino for giving him an opportunity to clarify the slapping incident, but the TV host got candid again with her former love.
''Hindi nananakit si Mayor... damdamin lang. Chos!'' she said in jest. ''Pasensya ka na at least friends na tayo.''