STAR for All Seasons Congresswoman Vilma Santos of Lipa City advised his son Luis Manzano and his rumored girlfriend Jessy Mendiola to relax and just ignore the criticisms.
“They are mature enough to handle such situations. It is just nagpi-fiesta lang masyado. That’s why I was just telling them to be calm, relax lang kayo, and huwag nang patol nang patol. Lalagpas din yan,” said Santos, during an interview on “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN.
“Naniniwala ako sa anak ko na sa edad niya ay kaya na niyang dalhin ang sarli niya,” Santos said.
For the past days, movie fans have followed the high-profile love story involving Manzano, Mendiola, and actress Angel Locsin.
Manzano have broken up with Locsin. Few months later, Manzano was seen dating Mendiola. Locsin said that she was hurt by reports linking Manzano and Mendiola.
Mendiola was bashed by haters who believed she was the third party in the breakup of Manzano and Locsin. Manzano has repeatedly denied Mendiola was the cause of his split with Locsin.
“Hindi naman niya kasalanan iyon eh. Baka hindi kaya, mabuting tao iyong anak ko kaya minamahal siya. Maybe kaya hindi siya makalimutan, baka mabuting tao ang anak ko,” Santos said.
Didith Garvida, mother of Jessy, has also defended her daughter from the “ahas” tag of bashers, according to entertainment website PEP.
“This is my take, nililigawan man siya ni Luis o hindi, si Luis iyan and siya ang nanliligaw, not Jessy,” commented Garvida.
“Jessy, my daughter, for your information, is not shaken. Your slander have no place in our heart. We only want to see kind words to live by. And as for you and all who like bashing, it’s time to accept that she is beautiful. She owes it to those people who love her and to her family and her mentors,” she added.
Days after she was bashed, Mendiola has made her Instagram account private.
Even Manzano was not spared by haters. Reacting to some negative posts on IG, the actor said: “Those last two posts were just to prove don’t believe in everything you see or hear in this world, kita niyo nga, bashers sila pero proud ‘servants of God.’ Goodnight guys and bashers, alam ko naman naka follow kayo and watching my shows.”
Mendiola has been named sexiest woman in the Philippines for 2016, according to an online poll conducted by FHM Philippines.
Aside friom Mendiola, Manzano was in a relationship with two other actresses in the sexiest list – Jennylyn Mercado and Locsin.