MANILA - "I want to."
These were the words of collegiate basketball star Jeron Teng in answering whether he is currently wooing actress and former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Jane Oineza.
In a live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Wednesday, Teng said that while he is still unsure if he will be allowed to court Oineza, he definitely would take the opportunity to do so.
"Pero siyempre maraming factors," he admitted to host Kris Aquino, before explaining that his and Oineza's respective schedules might play a part in the budding relationship.
"We are from different worlds kasi," said Teng, who is playing for the men's basketball team of the University of De La Salle.
Asked for his reaction to criticisms against Oineza, during and after her stint in the famous yellow house, Teng said: "They don't know Jane personally like I do."
"Feeling ko kaya nila nasasabi ang mga 'yun dahil hindi nila kilala si Jane. Eh ako since before ng 'PBB,' kakilala ko na. Mabait talaga si Jane," he added.
Last Monday, both Oineza and Teng posted photos of them having dinner on their respective Instagram accounts. The photos quickly went viral, garnering almost 70,000 likes and 4,000 comments combined.
In his interview on Wednesday, Teng clarified they were merely "catching up."