Back to hosting duties on the new season of his game show Minute to Win It, Luis Manzano admitted to the local entertainment media that even though he was aware he would be asked questions about his personal life, he has had enough of people misunderstanding him.
"It’s not even about being more private (about it), it’s about people focus on the wrong things. Kilala niyo ako, sumasagot ako. Pero ang tao kasi ngayon naghahanap ng mali. Kumbaga shark na naghahanap ng dugo. So bakit pa ako magbibigay ng dugo?” he said.
One of the hottest topics in showbiz right now is rumors linking him to Jessy Mendiola which was only fueled by her admittance on national TV about seeing him.
"Okay. It’s good. Hindi kami puwede mag-deny kasi nga there are pictures online. Ang weird naman nun kung ide-deny ko yun na may pictures online. Kasi anything else, gagamitin nila against you. Sabi nga, isa sa mga pinakabugbog na statement sa bawat hearing ay 'I invoke my right to self-incrimination,’” he shared.
Without giving out any specific details, the TV host would only admit they go out.
"Lumalabas kami. Kasi pag dineny ko yun magagalit kayo sa akin lahat. Mukha naman akong tanga pag dineny ko pa yun. Sabi ko nga, anything I answer hahanapan ng mali. Sumagot na nga ako dati, nahanapan ng mali.Eh di tatahimik na lang ako. Kung alam ko ang tao sasaksakin ako, bakit ko bibigyan ng kutsilyo? Sabi ko sa inyo, hahanapan ako ng mali. I can say the most beautiful thing, I can be as honest as I can, pero hahanapan ako ng mali,” he explained.
The 35-year-old host says his friendship with the sexy actress goes way back.
"Dati pa. Even before kami nagkasama sa London. Because of ASAP. Dating dati pa. I think she was still 18. It’s a small industry. Imposibleng hindi kami magkikita or hindi kami magkakilala. Ang dami kong kaibigan or kakilala na one time ko lang nakilala pero hanggang ngayon kaya ko sabihin na nakilala ko sila. Kahit never ko sila nakita after five years,” he said.
After his split with Angel Locsin earlier this year, many wonder if Luis has already decided to jump into another relationship. But when asked if his status was still single he commented, "Kahit anong sagutin ko gagawan ng mali. Tatahimik na lang ako.”
Watch Minute to Win It starting July 18, Monday to Friday afternoons on ABS-CBN.