After flying into the country the same day as the ABS-CBN Ball just to attend the fundraising event and then flying back out two days later, Daniel Matsunaga denied he is not going to be based in the country anymore after he started dating Polish model Karolina Pisarek. “I work here naman. This is where I’m based. We go and come back. Both of us, work is our priority and of course I’m based here. I just go there when I have a free schedule, kahit four days lang or three days I go and come back. But that won’t really change anything. This is where I am based, this is where I’m focused and work muna. It is a long-distance relationship. Actually I just got back here just for the ball kaya medyo puyat pa. Pero at least nandito ako,” he told PUSH.
The Brapanese actor said he and his model girlfriend will return to the country for work when needed but right now they are enjoying spending time abroad. “Yes we’re serious naman. Siyempre every relationship is serious naman. Pero to settle down? No, not yet. Work muna,” he explained.
After the institution that gave him an honorary doctorate degree in Humanity major in Social Work got into trouble for allegedly not being recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Daniel said that issue should be resolved between CHED and the Brethren Evangelical School of Theology in Nueva Ecija and should not involve him anymore. “It’s really not my fault. I was just there to receive an award like any other award and I guess the school and CHED they are talking and they are fixing everything. Sila na lang mag-usap,” he said.