Chiz has 'heart,' PNoy says

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 10 2013 08:46 PM | Updated as of Jan 11 2013 07:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Even President Benigno Aquino seems to be supporting the romance between Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista.

Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero

Aquino joked about Escudero's love life during his dialogue with officials of Radio Mindanao Network.

The President introduced the administration's 2013 senatorial bets during the event.

"Ano pa ang sasabihin natin kay Chiz? Ipinamalas ang kanyang sigasig at talino sa serbisyo," he said.

"Masasabi po nating buo ang loob, at talagang may heart si Chiz sa paglilingkod-bayan," Aquino said, drawing applause and laughter from the crowd.

"Pare, binabasa ko lang dito pero pinaniniwalaan ko," he added, resulting in more laughter.

Aquino also praised other senatorial candidates his administration is fielding. They include his cousin Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Jamby Madrigal, Jun Magsaysay, and Sonny Angara.