MANILA – Actor Edu Manzano confessed that he does not know anything about the love life of his son, TV host Luis Manzano.
Speaking exclusively to ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe on Wednesday, Manzano said he is not the type of father who meddles with his son’s personal life especially when it concerns his relationships.
“Sa amin kasi ng aking anak, kung may kailangan ka, tawagan mo lang ako. Kung wala kang kailangan, okay lang. Basta ang importante, nagte-text paminsan-misnan,” he said.
Asked if he is aware that Luis is now courting actress Jessy Mendiola, Manzano said: “Pati ako nagugulat eh. Hindi ako nakakapanood ng free TV. Hindi sa ano pa man pero I’m spending a lot of time sa farm sa Batangas. Wala rin kaming diyaryo doon. Kaya nagugulat ako kanina, kung anu-ano ang mga tinatanong.”
Saying he is not the best person to ask about Luis’ love life, Manzano quipped: “Actually, bagama’t I would like to be able to answer 'yung kanilang mga katanungan, wala talaga [akong alam].”
Manzano said Luis gives him a call from time to time but only to invite him for dinner or when he wants to go on a vacation with him.
Does he know Mendiola personally?
“To be honest, I met Jessy batang bata pa, kasisimula pa lang. Na-meet ko siya kasama ang kanyang mother many, many years ago,” he said.
Meanwhile, Manzano also shared his thoughts about his son’s failed relationship with actress Angel Locsin, who has already gotten close to their family.
“Ganyan talaga ang buhay. Lahat naman tayo we wish na lahat ng ating mapasukan na relasyon will be the last. But then, hindi tayo bahagi ng kanilang buhay. So importante na huwag muna tayo makialam dahil hindi natin alam ang puno’t dulo,” he said.
For people speculating about his son, Locsin and Mendiola, Manzano only has this to say: “Huwag na.”