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Luis Manzano to fans: Stop bashing Alex Gonzaga

KAPAMILYA star Luis Manzano has decided to put an end to the scratching issue involving actress-author Alex Gonzaga after some of their fans took the joke seriously.

Appearing in “Tonight with Boy Abunda” over ABS-CBN, Manzano apologized to Gonzaga who was bashed by some fans after she scratched him in his arms recently.

“I would like to apologize to Alex na ang da-ming nag-bash sa kanya. Hindi nila alam na sobrang kulitan lang namin ni Alex ‘yun. Can’t people understand the context ng mga sinasabi namin?” said Manzano, host of the new game show “Family Feud” which will debut on Saturday, April 9.

“Life is too short not to laugh. It’s an obvious joke! Mahal na mahal ko si Alex bilang nakakabatang kapatid ko,” he added.

But Manzano, 34, later joked that he feels uncomfortable with Alex on many occasions. “Naiilang ako na baka nag-e-expect s’ya ng more. ’Yung tingin n’ya sa akin parang pwedeng ihambing sa tingin ng langgam sa asukal. So minsan nakakailang.”

Gonzaga, who earlier appeared on the same talk show, explained why she scratched the arm of Manzano.

“Ganito ang nangyari. Parang kapatid ko na lang si Luis. Niyaya n’ya po kaming magbabarkada na mag-Muay Thai.

“Nagpa-plunking ako at nasa last 10 seconds ko na at hirap na hirap na ako. Tapos ’yung t-shirt nya na pawis na pawis, inilagay n’ya sa bibig ko.

“Nainom ko. Sabi n’ya kulang daw ako sa electrolytes. Pinainom n’ya ’yung pawis n’ya sa akin. Sa sobrang inis ko, hinablot ko s’ya, e nag move s’ya,” said Gonzaga, author of the new book entitled “Dear Alex, We’re Dating. Tama, Mali?! Love, Catherine,” published by ABS-CBN Inc.

Gov. Vilma Santos and actor Edu Manzano, parents of Luis, have “scolded” Gonzaga for scratching the arm of their son.

Still friends

Manzano also confirmed that he and actress Angel Locsin have called it quits but they remain friends.

“Love is everywhere. If you don’t realize where love is, you’re wasting your life,” he said. “Sa lahat ng pinagdaanan namin, we’re friends. It could have been worse. It could have been much worse. But I get to smile knowing that I can call her as a friend sa lahat ng pinagdaanan namin.”

Manzano has said that he and Angel are not back but they are talking.

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