Ruffa dating Smartmatic's Cesar Flores?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 13 2010 05:47 PM | Updated as of Jul 14 2010 04:19 AM

MANILA, Philippines - After dating box-office king John Lloyd Cruz, TV host Ruffa Gutierrez is being linked to Smartmatic's Cesar Flores.

The Venezuelan is Smartmatic's President for Asia Pacific, the foreign partner who provided the PCOS machines for the country's May 2010 automated elections.

The former beauty queen did not deny nor confirm a relationship with Flores when asked by ABS-CBN entertainment reporter Mario Dumaual at a recent event of the Belo Medical Group.

TV host Ruffa Gutierrez on Smartmatic's Cesar Flores: "He is really endearing."

"How did you find out?" Gutierrez asked, laughing. "He is really endearing. He texts me always. Umalis nga siya kagabi pero babalik din. (laughs) Alam ko talaga schedule niya. (laughs) And what's more important, (he's) very much single," she added.

Flores hogged the headlines during the poll fraud investigation conducted by the House of Representatives last month.

Afterward, he was also caught holding a microphone and belting out pop and rock songs at the company's media thanksgiving party. He even quipped that he was forming a band called "Cesar and the Spoiled Ballots."

Aside from singing, Flores also showed his dancing prowess when he did a Brazilian samba at the event. -- With report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News