PNoy replies to rumor linking him to TV reporter

Posted at 10/08/2010 12:18 PM | Updated as of 10/08/2010 4:58 PM

From 'not true' to 'no comment': Shalani, Noy mum on talks of a break-up

MANILA, Philippines - Bachelor President Benigno Aquino III stays mum on questions of a break-up between he and Valenzuela City Councilor Shalani Soledad.

ABS-CBN News texted the President this question: “There’s news of a break up between you and councilor soledad. What's the truth?”

The President replied via SMS, “Rg let me preserve what little I have of my private life.”

Pressed further on talk linking him to a young TV reporter, the President replied, “not even sure I have met the individual.”

Reached via SMS as well with similar questions, Councilor Soledad told ABS-CBN News, “would rather not comment na muna rg.”

Soledad’s comment comes in stark contrast to her flat-out denial of a break-up months ago in a similar text message to ABS-CBN News.

When reached for comment, a third source very close to the First Family said, “Baka nga."