Malacañang whetted public curiosity on President Benigno “Noynoy" Aquino III’s plans to settle down in marriage when it hinted he may be serious in getting TV host and singer Herminio “Ogie" Alcasid Jr. and bride-to-be Regine Velasquez as wedding godparents.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Aquino is “only" 50 years old, and is still in a position to determine his state of life.
“May pagkakataon siyang… nasa kanya kung ano gusto niya, kung ano magiging decision niya sa kanyang state of life.... Kung nagsalita siya, who knows? Yan hihintayin ng buong Pilipinas at siguro ng buong mundo (He has the chance to determine his state of life. And once he announces it, who knows? I am sure the country and the world will be waiting to hear it)," he said on government-run dzRB radio.
At the time, Lacierda was asked about Aquino’s quipping to Alcasid last Friday, when he said he wants Alcasid and Velasquez to be godparents at his wedding.
But Lacierda said he cannot make further comments about the “wedding plan" because it involves Aquino’s private life.
“I do not discuss his private life with him)," he added.
Aquino will be one of the groomsmen at the wedding of Alcasid, who had supported his presidential bid.
The President’s girlfriend is Valenzuela City Councilor Shalani Soledad. — LBG, GMANews.TV