Chiz, Heart make first public appearance

Posted at 10/22/12 4:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista stole the spotlight as they made their first public appearance as a couple during the Rotary Golden Wheel Awards over the weekend.

Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista during the Rotary Golden Wheel Awards.

Escudero was among the awardees that night and he brought Evangelista as his date.

Evangelista was an image of a proud girlfriend as she watched Escudero deliver his acknowledgment speech.

The senator, who was recognized for his achievement in political governance and legislation, said the night was extra special since he and his fellow awardees were being awarded for what they do for the nation.

“Kakaiba ang gabing ito dahil ngayong gabing ito, wala kaming pagpunang naririnig kundi pagkilala, pagtanaw at pasasalamat sa trabahong gingampanan namin sa mga nagdaang taon, buwan alang-alang sa mas nakatataas na interes ng ating mga kababayan,” Escudero said.

“Sa ngalan po ng lahat ng awardees, nais po naming magbigay ng taos-pusong pasasalamat sa inyong lahat sa pagkilala, pagpaparangal, panahon at oras na binigay niyo sa amin ngayong gabing ito,” the lawmaker addded.

While Escudero did not mention Evangelista in his acceptance speech, the couple were all smiles as they exchanged a private conversation back in their table.

It was last October 5, during his last co-hosting stint for ABS-CBN's morning talk show "Kris TV," when Escudero finally admitted that he is in a relationship with Evangelista.

"I would like to think so, yes," Escudero told host Kris Aquino when asked if Evangelista is his girlfriend.