Pokwang checks background of American suitor

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 26 2010 06:21 PM | Updated as of Apr 27 2010 05:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Pokwang has admitted that she conducted a background check on her Mexican-American suitor.

The ace comedianne shared that suitor Ryan Navarro, 29, is divorced and works as a police officer in the United States.

“Mabait naman daw… Maligaya ako dahil may inspirasyon na. Titingnan muna natin kung saan ito hahantong. Sana love talaga hanap niya, hindi account. (Laughs),” the “Wowowee” host said.

The 2, according to reports, met when the singer-host staged a concert in the US recently. Navarro introduced himself to Pokwang backstage after her performance. They exchanged numbers and are now communicating regularly through text messages, reports added.

Pokwang said Navarro would regularly watch her shows on ABS-CBN via the internet.

She also disclosed that the Mexican-American prohibited her from doing daring roles after he learned that she is part of the remake of “Temptation Island,” a sexy-comedy-drama film in the 80s.

Young actress Andi Eigenmann has been tapped to play one of the major roles in the upcoming Regal Films movie.

Pokwang said: “Ako ‘yong karakter ni Deborah Sun…. Sabi niya, ‘No kissing scene.’ Haaay, nakakakilig, di ba? Parang sa kanya lang ako. Chos! (Laughs).”

“Pero ‘yong concern niya wow! Sabi ko magbabali-baliktad lang ako doon. Kung ayaw niya talaga, ako na lang sana ‘yong baklang kinain nila sa pelikula. (Laughs),” she added.

Pokwang said she hopes her daughter will accept Navarro.  “Sabi ko kasi sa kanya, ‘Iiwan mo rin naman ako kapag malaki ka na…Paano naman ako, di ba?' I deserve to wear a wedding gown chos! (Laughs).”

Reports said Navarro is planning to fly to the country soon to see the “Wowowee” female host. Pokwang said she will decide if she wants to settle down by then. -Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News