MANILA - Boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao sealed his lips on the issue romantically linking him to actress Krista Ranillo.
"No comment ako diyan," said the pound-for-pound King in an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com before he went to Las Vegas for his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto this November 14 at MGM Grand.
Pacman’s words stemmed from reports that he was spotted dating Ranillo not only in the country but also in Hong Kong.
"Saan nanggaling yon? No comment ako diyan," Pacquiao said.
Meanwhile, in an interview with ABS-CBN News, Ranillo through her manager Arnold Vegafria broke her silence on the said issue saying that she and Pacquiao are just friends.
"For now, as I spoke to her she said that they are good friends and they are going out together as group. that's all I know," Vegafria said.
Vagafria said that Pacquaio will certainly be linked to Ranillo since they are doing the movie "Wapakman."
"They are doing a movie together. Krista and two of my artists are his leadig ladies si Krista and Bianca King... I think this is also part of the promo I don't know what's the purpose of this going on with Manny Pacquiao but we will see I will talk to Krista when she comes back," the manager said.
The manager also confirmed that the sultry actress will be in Las Vegas to watch Pacquiao’s fight as a sign of her support.
"She asked for a break for a couple of days and at the same time. I asked her if she's going to watch Pacquiao? she said 'I might go there with friends,'" he said.
Vegafria added that Ranillo is happily single since she broke up with her former boyfriend about three months ago. He also said that Ranillo is aware of the intrigues linking her to Pacquiao.
"She's very aware of what's happening but she just laughed at it and I spoke to her if it’s not true just deny it. Sabi niya sa akin Manny is a married man and hindi siya pwdeng makisali so ganoon, hanggang friends lang," Vegafria said.