|President Aquino and the "women" in his life.
MANILA, Philippines - Actress-host Kris Aquino reacted to news reports about her brother President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino's new apple of his eye.
"Honestly, he is single. He is free to see anybody. He is free to see anyone or date anyone he likes. I promised hindi na ako magsasalita about that. Respeto na lang sa kanya, sa posisyon niya," Kris said during the launch on Thursday in Makati of her newest endorsement, Olay Total Effects.
She added that like everybody else, her 51-year-old bachelor-brother needs inspiration.
"A person like him deserves inspiration. Ako may anak ako who shower me with love, siya wala," the actress said.
On Wednesday, President Aquino mentioned twice in his speech in Negros Oriental that he finds Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva "gwapa" or beautiful.
Aquino was in Negros Oriental to attend the inauguration of the Mercado de Bais public market complex.
Villanueva, 31, is single.
Aquino quipped in his speech last week before the Filipino community in China that his love, like the soft drink Coke, has gone from classic, light to zero.
Since assuming the presidency in mid-2010, he has been linked to several women, among them celebrity stylist Liz Uy and stockbroker Len Lopez.
Also last June, the President called 2 other women "beautiful" during a visit to Cebu -- Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Korean television personality Grace Lee.
He has also been linked to actress Iza Calzado and Sabrina Chua of Singapore-based Channel News Asia.