Vice Ganda speaks up on Terrence Romeo

MANILA, Philippines - TV host and comedian Vice Ganda sought on Sunday, May 25, to clarify rumors linking him to PBA player Terrence Romeo, but admitted he was hurt by Romeo recent words. 

In an interview on ABS-CBN's The Buzz on Sunday, Vice said that the GlobalPort player called him up to apologize about the interview that came out on Spin.ph where he denied that he was in a relationship with the actor.  

Tinawagan niya ako to clarify and to apologize for what has been said, kung anong lumabas, kung anong nasabi nila. I felt sorry for him kasi napakinggan ko yung podcast. Naawa ako kasi parang napaglaruan sila nung nag-i-interview,” Vice said.

(He called me up to clarify and apologize for what he said, what came out, what was said. I feel sorry for him because I listened to the podcast. I pity him because it was like they  played around with him during the interview)

Kaya nga sabi ko sa kanya ‘I never had any doubt na it will not come from your mouth. I knew na hindi siya galing sa bibig mo.’ Yung saktong na-quote sa kanya, it was spoon-fed, wala nang nagawa. Naawa din naman ako kasi na-pressure,” he added.

(I told him ‘I never had any doubt it will come from your mouth. I knew it did not come from you.’ The exact quote, it was spoon-fed, he couldn’t do anything. I felt so sorry for him because he was pressured)

The host also said that he never mentioned Romeo’s name.

Never akong nagpangalan. I never clarified, I never admitted, I never confirmed anything. I never said na we were together, wala akong tahasang direktang sinabing 'Terrence Romeo' at wala akong masamang sinabi sa kanya. I will never say anything ill about him.”  

(I never named names. I never clarified, I never admitted, I never confirmed anything. I never said that we were together. I never said 'Terrence Romeo.' I will never say anything ill about him)

Although he admitted to feeling hurt over the issue, Vice said he will not say anything against the former FEU player.

“I’m not so okay but I don’t have any negative words to say about them. Gusto ko ipagtanggol ang sarili ko pero ayaw kong may taong masaktan at mapahiya kapag lalo ko pang ipagtanggol ang sarili ko. Ayaw kong manakit ng isang taong naging mahalaga sa akin. Ayaw kong manakit ng kaibigan,” he said.

(I want to defend myself but I don’t want anyone to get hurt and embarrassed especially if I defend myself. I don’t want to hurt a person who became special to me. I don’t want to hurt a friend).

Romeo’s name was dragged into the issue after Vice tweeted that he broke up with his boyfriend of 5 years. Vice refused to name him. But the announcement was followed by a cryptic tweet: “i TRied but im TiRed. time To Rest,” emphasizing the letters T and R which fans believe are the initials of Terrence Romeo. (READ: Vice Ganda on breakup: It was mutual) - Rappler.com