MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has gone back to joking about his love life as an ice-breaker for his speeches, further fueling rumors that he and Korean media personality Grace Lee are no longer dating.
Speaking at the National Transport Conference in Marikina City on Monday, the President joked that he will just enter the priesthood once his term as the country’s Chief Executive ends in 2016.
“I will enter priesthood by 2016. That is what you call late vocation,” he said.
Meanwhile, at a gathering in Davao, Aquino again included his observation that the city seems to have even more beautiful women from his last visit.
The President had used this tack of admiring the beautiful women in attendance in his various speeches many times in the past before he admitted earlier this year that he and Lee are seeing each other.
The bachelor president began mentioning women again in his speeches earlier this month – in Negros Occidental on May 5, and also in Pangasinan on May 7.
Such statements have led to speculations that he and Lee have broken up, as reported in a front-page story by The Philippine Star.
The last time Aquino and Lee were seen in public together was when they watched the recent concert of Sergio Mendes on April 24.
Asked about the reported breakup in a recent interview with ABS-CBN News, Lee only said, “I think you should ask him.”