QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –The Internet was abuzz with photos of and comments about former Quezon City Congressman Bolet Banal wearing a face mask to conceal his identity while accompanying Vice President Leni Robredo when she distributed five pandesals and one bottled water each to those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
There are persistent rumours that Robredo and Banal are “an item.”
In a statement issued to the news media, the Office of the Vice President said that the photograph was photoshopped. “The man in question wasn’t Banal but American actor Tom Selleck who happened to be in Tagaytay during Robredo’s visit,” the statement said.
Selleck, now 74, is best known for the hit movie, “Three men and a Baby.” (Three men, not three daughters who are all girls.)
Thanks for the clarification, OVP!