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'Loveless' PNoy may spend Feb. 14 with nephew Josh

Posted at | Updated as of 02/04/13 7:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III does not expect to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day the traditional way.

Asked if he plans to go on a Valentine date, the bachelor president said he might just spend the day with nephew Joshua Aquino, the eldest son of host-actress Kris Aquino.

“Not at this time. So ibig sabihin niyan baka si Joshua,” he told reporters in Davos, Switzerland, based on transcripts made available on Sunday.

“Hindi ko na nga iniimbita, dumarating eh,” the President added with a laugh. “Kaya kapag na-sense niyang wala akong kasama ng February 8 at February 14, sasabihin (noon), ‘Tito Noy, can I pass by?’”

What about his 53rd birthday on February 8?

“Kung (’yung) Valentine na mas matagal, wala---not at this time---siguro ‘yung birthday, lalong wala pa,” Aquino said, adding that he normally doesn’t celebrate his birthday.

“Siguro baka 'yung araw na ‘yon may katahimikan ako at least for dinner nang mapakain ko ‘yung mga pamangkin kong pamilya ko. Baka puwede nakangiti kami for the duration of the dinner. Ibig sabihin noon sana walang, di ba, walang krisis na biglang umusbong na, di ba?” he said.

“Pero again, kung may krisis na dumating, ganoon talaga 'yon, may commitment ako sa bayan, may kontrata ako sa taumbayan until 2016.”

The President was last romantically linked to Korean TV personality Grace Lee early last year.

Asked about predictions from so-called psychics that he is unlikely to ever get married, Aquino said he doesn’t bother himself with such statements.

“Sa dami naman nang kailangan kong intindihin, hindi ko na siguro dapat pag-aksayahan ng oras ‘yan. With all due respect to those who engage in that activity or who patronize, (sa) pagkatagal-tagal parang pilosopiya ko simpleng-simple: kapag may magandang ibinalita sa iyo ‘yung manghuhula, parang nasisira ‘yung ngayon dahil hinihintay mo ‘yung darating na bitin na bitin kang dumating; kung pangit naman, sinisira mo na rin ’yung ngayon at ‘yung mga susunod na araw dahil kinakabahan ka doon sa parating na ‘yon,” he explained.

“So parang, bandang dulo, ang sabi ko, ke maganda, ke pangit ‘yung ibabalita nito, parang hindi nakakatulong doon sa buhay ko ngayon. So sa akin, di ba, nagdadasal tayo sa Diyos, may plano siyang maganda para sa atin, ang paniniwala ko; at maharap ko ‘yung sarili ko na nagawa ko lahat nung magagawa ko, maski na ano mang pakay na kailangan kong gawin,” Aquino said.