Loren on love: I’m not a cougar…

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Do Sen. Loren Legarda’s initials also stand for “loveless?” The better question is, does she even care?

“Let him search for me! Excuse me, why should I search [for him],” the senator said in mock irritation over dinner with Inquirer editors and reporters on Tuesday night when asked about the possibility of her finding a significant other.

And forget about seeing her with a younger man, in vogue nowadays.

“I’m not a cougar… I don’t think I can be a cougar,” she said, using the term for an older woman primarily attracted to younger men.

Legarda is used to public interest in her private life—particularly her love life, which at the moment is pretty much nonexistent. This was why she was not surprised when she was bombarded with questions on whether there was a man in her life, especially this Valentine’s season.

After Legarda’s marriage to former Batangas Gov. Antonio Leviste was annulled in 2008, the senator has been linked to various men, not all of them eligible.

One persistent rumor links her to a “mentor,” Sen. Edgardo Angara, who is in the last months of his second consecutive term in the Senate.

Sent via Inquirer’s Twitter account that night was a question whether she has a “romantic relationship” with the elderly senator.

Recycled, false, baseless

“My, God! That is what (broadcaster) Karen Davila asked me this morning! That is an old, recycled, false and baseless question, which I have answered many times before,” said Legarda, who had just arrived from the proclamation rally of Team PNoy, the coalition of three political parties that fielded 12 senatorial candidates for the May 13 elections.

The rumor about the elderly senator surfaces every time Legarda is running for an elective position.

“You know why? There’s no issue they can throw at me and it’s not even something na napipikon ako (that I’d be touchy about), it’s so amusing,” she said.

“I told Karen, ‘Palitan naman ’yan, kumita na ’yan (that’s old news, that already made the headlines),’” the senator added.

Legarda, however, dodged the question when asked whether she is “close” to him.

“I’m close to many of my colleagues and many of my colleagues whom I admire. And Ed (Angara’s nickname) is bright. I was also very close to (former Health Secretary and Sen. Juan) Flavier in my first term,” she recalled, provoking laughter.

“Maghanap naman kayo ng bata-bata (Find me a younger man),” she said in jest.

Of course, there are other names being linked to her. One is a television anchor who lost in the 2010 senatorial election (“That’s really strange.”). There are also rumors that she is seeing a basketball player.

“I don’t even watch basketball. See, people are really desperate to link me to someone,” she said.

Legarda said that to appease the public, she would search for a man once the May election is over and would present him in a press conference.

“Just to satisfy everyone’s curiosity… Alangan namang kayo lang ang may karapatang lumigaya (You’re not the only ones who deserve to be happy),” she jested.

Apparently, she said, people do not seem to believe there is no man in her life.

Unromantic event

Obviously, the senator is too focused on seeking reelection to find a man—or let a man find her right now. On the day of hearts, Legarda was off to Legazpi City in Albay province to grace an invitation to an unromantic tree-planting event sponsored by the town mayor and his wife.

“I said ‘yes’ a long time ago, even before the [preoccupation with the] campaign. Anyway, I don’t think I can go to all the (Team PNoy) rallies and (Liberal Party campaign manager) Franklin Drilon knows this,” she said.

Besides, a lover is probably the last and least of Legarda’s concerns right now. Being No. 1 in candidate preference surveys on senatorial candidates, she believes her love affair is with the Filipino people.

Legarda said the giddiness she feels when she sees the crowds that squeal when she arrives would be akin to infatuation.

“It’s something I can’t explain but the excitement [people] show me when they touch me and see me and the excitement I feel when I see the people whom I feel appreciate my presence, it’s still there during every campaign,” the senator said.

“So, our love affair with the Filipino people and the love I get from my family, I think is more than enough to compensate for romantic love for the meantime,” she added.

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  • ninestrokes

    Is Inquirer a tabloid now? Match-making services for senatoriables; first Risa Hontiveros, now Loren Legarda?

    • franciskwan

      Judging from the responses of some of the readers above, it seems the Inquirer is also attracting those who are accustomed to reading tabloid fare.

    • FernandoBusi

      More money that way, you can’t catch BC people reading a physical tabloid but online is different, anonymity.

  • http://twitter.com/Joe_The_Kano Joe Kano

    This explains a lot.

  • bogli_anakdami

    “It’s something I can’t explain but the excitement [people] show me when they touch me and see me and the excitement I feel when I see the people whom I feel appreciate my presence, it’s still there during every campaign,” the senator said.

    merong term jan >>> ohhhh ahhhh uhhhh ohhhhh …. orgasmic campaign… towel, please

    tulo-kayat on the campaign trail…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    The quality of the news here have gone to the dogs. There are a lot of things to ask from Legarda like how she feels about the controversies surrounding his ex-husband or why she did not return the Xmas gift from Enrile. 

  • bogli_anakdami

    “Loren on love: I’m not a cougar…”

    PUSTAHAN TAYO…

    if ms loren sees me and my XXX-bonus package, she’ll be a lionesss… AWWWRRRRR!!!

  • Guest

    In her not-so-sincere self-deprecating way, Loren denies she’s a cougar.

    But we all know she’s a political prostitute. A highly marketable one at her age.

    She only has to spread her legs and she’ll garner all the male votes, easily half of the voters.

    No different from Risa Hontiveros, who uses peck-peck politics for personal interest.

    Nothing personal. Nothing sexual. Just peck-peck politics.

    The shining example of utilitarian values.

    • PaulynTayag

      Political prostitute you say? if im not mistaken she has been in NPC since 2007. She is hardworking and consistently number one in surveys that is why all political parties are inviting her. to simply throw out something as rude as that and not really check it up is really irresponsible :) 

      • Guest

        Si Marcos din number 1 sa survey noong 1964 to 1965. Si Loren, pokpok lang yun. Nakipag-relasyon pa kay FPJ kaya nga nagalit si Susan eh.

    • RobertVelez

       pano ka naka jump sa cougar to political prostitute? classified ba yung “cougar” na prostitute din? parang gusto mo lang siya basagin. nothing personal pa? parang ang personal din kasi message mo pre

      • Guest

        e bakit sya nakipag-relasyon kay FPJ at kay Tito Sotto dati? DJ pa nga sya ng discorama dahil pinasok siya ni Tito Sotto. mag-research ka muna.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NEVSHZNJUMQJTOXM7PB7IEYTHY Kate

    hahah is this what counts as news nayon? :P

  • MarjLagdameo

    i think shes more focused on her advocacies and the people to really look

    • RyanIlagan

      hahaha im glad she does put us as more of a priority then looking for love :) it shows her dedication to the people

      • kolambogan

        I hope you saw it this way, that Loren sees every Filipino’s face equivalent to Piso, so kung kalahati ng populasyon ng Filipinas ay boboto sa kaniya, malamang-lamang cgurado na siya ng LIMAMPUNG MILYONG PISO (p50,000,000.00) maski sino, pati ikaw, cguro magiging priority mo maski mahirap at gusgusing Filipino. Pero ang tanong, ano ba ang gagawin niya pag natanggap na niya ang piso ng mga botante, kakanta, sasayaw, mag da drama o maghihintay lang muli ng susunod na elekssiyon para magkaroon muli ng priority? Sa aking palagay baka mag ambisyong pang maging bise only o presidente, dahil mataas na ang kaniyang priority, majority na ang katumbas ay LIMAMPUNG MILYON AT ISANG PISO NA (p50,000,001.00). Ganyan ang mga katulad nilang mag ambisyon at mangarap, Filipino, piso-piso sa kanilang paningin.

  • JasperSycip

    feeling ko para kay loren mas importante ata yung bansa natin kaysa love life niya 

    • kolambogan

      Feeling mo lang yan

  • RamonTuliao

    to put your interests aside for the good of the people. isnt that one of the fine points of a leader? to really think about the people first? commendable :) 

    • AngelSantos

       i agree! a really great quality to be able to think about others before yourself :)

    • kolambogan

      Commendable kung totoo, pero dtto ay sumagot lang sa isang prepared question si Loren meaning question sent in advance to be answered by the interviewee for pa poga effect. Ang mga politico ay sanay sa ganyang klase ng lip service, lalo na ang mga may bahid ng show business at si Loren ay isa sa kanila, Ang tanong anong, klase ng mga proyekto ang kaniyang nagawa o gagawin kapag sinasabi niyang para siya sa taong-bayan?, Puwera ang mga press releases, picture taking at pagtatanggol sa mga katiwalian ng kaniyang mga kasama. Mga konkretong bagay na mag-aangat o magbibigay katuparan sa pag-asa ng mamayan na umangat ang klase ng kanilang pamumuhay at mag taas sa kalidad ng pamamahala sa bansang Filipinas, Kaya ba niyang maging interest yan? Sa mga panununtunang iyan ang isang lingcod bayan ay maituturing kong commendable, pero si Loren, wala pa sa ganiyang kategoriya.

  • bogli_anakdami

    nalipasan na ng libog…

    • $42337655

       ser, actually from experience, ang mga very ambitious, driven, materialistic women have mostly very high libidos; malilib*&%… ang mga iyan.

      truth be said; testosterone levels give immense drive and ambition and consequently high sex drive.

  • RachelleDomingo

    i wish loren all the best wishes when it comes to love.. but that time is not yet :) she has done so much for us already but selfishly i want her to help our country and its people more first. there is always time for love later :P

    • KelvinViray

       im sure naman thats her mind set na. when she helps the people i think she finds happiness and joy din in that. there is no better feeling in the world when you know you have helped some one

      • kolambogan

        Help is a very relative word, I am sure she knows fully well Tom Jones’ song “Help Yourself” plus her relatives and friends. And for added dramatic flavor, follow it up with the word and song “People” and voila a recipe for a good image, non-thinking Filipinos will easily buy and listen to.

  • E Rigby

    Kung may asim pa, puwede pa.  Hehehe

    Seriously, her love life is none of our business. Love happens at a time and place of its own choosing.

  • Just_JT

    I wonder why Legarda is topping the surveys when I know no one who have her as no. 1 in their list.  Furthermore, many whom I know is that she is one of those whom they will definitely not vote for.

    Try to ask around is they will vote for Legarda and you will wonder also from where did they make their survey.

    • MonGaspar

      your comment has nothing to do with this article. furthermore why is your grammar so BAD but your spelling PERFECT? even with spelling check people with your capacity for english shouldent know how to spell right and one more thing if you have nothing good to say.. why bother saying it? shooo go away

      • Rovingmoron

        Tumingin ka sa paligid mo. Tingnan mo nga yang “english” word na ginamit mo. Dapat capitalized mo yang letter “E”. Tapos tingnan mo maigi yang “shouldent” word na ginamit mo. Dapat yang “how to spell right” mo ay “how to spell it right…” Tapos ang lakas mo mag criticize. Tinatagalog ko lang para ma gets mo ang ibig sabihin ko.

      • mulanay

        In-edit mo na rin lang, hindi mo pa naayos ang ispeling ng “shouldent.” Bakit kasi ‘di o na lang should not kung nalilito ka kung saan ilagay ang apostrophe. At isa pa, monigold, ‘wag mong kalimutan ang kantang sinasabi ng kantang “Lupa” na “bago mo linisin, ang dungis ng iyong kapwa. Hugasan mo ang putik sa mukha.” Sensya na, inumpisahan mo eh.

      • Francis Santiago

        Grammar Nazi… mali spelling mo ng “shouldn’t.” Pa-bibo ka kasi, kinder ka naman sa spelling.

      • nakatutok

        disipulo ni pangitbudhiko….

      • nakatutok

        si pangitbudhiko ka ba??

  • Rovingmoron

    She deserves to be happy with someone she’ll love forever. For all you knew, younger guys will  learn a lot from older women. For me, older women perform well than younger women.

    • Francis Santiago

      Agree. Older women perform well than younger women. :)

    • mapicchu

       dapat gets nya truly single men ha..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    bathing in a bikini at Senator Angara’s private rest house should not be used to infer any kind of romantic relationship between the two. wink wink 

    • mulanay

      Nagrorosaryo lang sila, kayo naman o.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TSX56EQOQIJQWG42MHQLSZOPXI Flugie

    Nope. She’s not a cougar. Balimbing, maybe, but not a cougar.

  • FernandoBusi

    Too old to be a cougar, lol. 

  • johnlagrimas

    …Dear Senator, magka-edad tayo…puede mag-apply?

  • boybakal

    Loren on love: I’m not a cougar…..I agree, she is not a cougar but a kounat…as in lingo, may natitira pang konting asim…asim na lang ng kilikili.

  • mulanay

    Ako na lang Loren. I am 45 and I’m willing to be your driver, bodyguard and lover. 

    • nakatutok

      di ka original..nauna sa iyo si ALEX ni Madame Leila….

  • darnah

    I think wala naman dapat ikapikon dahil di naman totoo ang lahat mam :)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HQD3I42NN5GHFYN25Q7YYVD6Q4 Paul

      I remember tinanong na naman ng abs yan before sa kanya. Naku, abs…umayos naman kau. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HQD3I42NN5GHFYN25Q7YYVD6Q4 Paul

    Hope our journalists focus more on the senatoriables resume and not on rumors like this one. Parang bias kasi sa mga candidates natin e

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DDMVEVLT2Q5SVGMBYQ2O3QWF6I Chris

      Right…It doesnt sound right kasi e.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZH7MMT3OL2XG5SCT7FC4BTSLGE Katrine

      And sana maging “responsible” sila. Me too, di ako in favor when it comes to this one no matter who the candidate is..

    • miiimiiiiiing

      …..Any candidate natin will be mad if pro ka chizmax-an yung tinitira sa kanila…imbes na issues and platform ang tanong sa kanila, ganito ang nilalabas nila?/…wag sana sila nangaambush nng ganito…miiimmmiiiing!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DDMVEVLT2Q5SVGMBYQ2O3QWF6I Chris

    Mga pinoy talaga o.Election lang, unfair naman na kung ano anong chismis kinakalat nila. Tsk tsk tsk. Sabagay kung ikaw ang nangunguna sa mga survey taagang magiging target ka ng ganyan. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZH7MMT3OL2XG5SCT7FC4BTSLGE Katrine

    Naku, parang si pres, din yang  si Loren…Country first before ang sarili, work siya ng work. I wish na magkaroon pa ng ‘Love’ si senator natin. 

  • miiimiiiiiing

    …..nakaka amuse ang PDI minsan…I’m positive nabasa ko na itong article na ito years ago and now, ni rerecycle na naman nila….may mga issuesdin na nilalabas nila paulit2 para lang may ilabas….kaloka kau diyan….miiimmmiiinnng…!

  • shotgunjames

    BIlang supporter ng Team Pnoy, di ako natutuwa sa ganitong mga publishing. Parang kakampi niyo ang UNA  e. tsk. 

    • nakatutok

      INQUIRER??? KAKAMPI ANG UNA???….kagigising mo lang ba??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMETJPLQYHRUZTKIADETEYTGXE Mario

    ..and so what ? and who cares ? and I don’t give a hoot !

    • PlumberfromCanada

      you cared..nagbasa ka e..

  • kolambogan

    Yes, the life of people in entertainment, politics and  and in the armed service are news nowadays, their lovelife and lots of acting and lip service to portray that they are for the people, when in fact they are really after their own selfish interests. All their lives they have feasted on peoples money by their mere looks, connections and what have they, but never on pure love and service. For me they are nothing but charlatans who have been elected because people are forced feed on their unjustified importance. Trapos all.

    • $42337655

       WELL SAID.
      THIS IS EXACTLY HOW HOLLYWOOD OPERATES; THIS IS HOW CELEBRITIES MAKE TONS OF MONEY JUST LIKE IN HOLLYWOOD.
      HOW HARD, REALLY, IS ACTING ?

      “nothing but charlatans who have been elected because people are forced feed on their unjustified importance.”  – they create their own importance.

      • kolambogan

        Thanks for the compliment, though the situation as you stated is “Hollywoodish”, yet like Cherry Gil character’s line in a movie of not so long ago, most Filipino’s on the limelight nowadays are just and I quote “NOTHING BUT TRYING HARD COPYCATS” end of quote, reminding me of the failed copycat king of them all and a senator at that,Tito of “pliagiarism fame” Sotto.

        I say so because though Hollywood is really the place where it seemed to have started, yet there are true heroes in the midst of them and a reel hero that became a president (because of it’s influence), had a lasting legacy and deeds that were never forgotten and exposed for his real life villainous and traitorous role in spying against his colleagues and co-workers as president of the actors guild for his party the “Republican” and partly for the US government of that certain time, like a modern day “Salem witch-hunt”  he was tasked to look and report for the heads of persons who provided any kind of instance of help or sympathy to persons in their industry considered as anti-democratic, people whose penchants are more democratic, than the one’s chasing them under the disgraced former USA Senator Eugene McCarthy’s commission that destroyed so many innocent lives and careers.

        Again as I said there are people in Hollywood who stood by the innocents, the downtrodden and persecuted amongst them, like Gore Vidal and others like him. That’s why I believe the Filipinos, lording it over their countrymen, especially the politicians and people in entertainment, with their stooges in the armed services have been feasting on the porks of the very same people they profess to serve, in hindsight in this way Filipino copycats feigning importance to themselves, probably even outsmarted Reagan and the other Hollywood schimeras in fooling their own, people, for they are all already in government.

        The only hope is that nothing lasts forever, someday people will realize they can no longer put their hopes in the hands of the likes of Marcos, Enrile, Estrada, Arroyo, Corona, Singson, Danding Cojuangco, Revilla, Lapid, Honasan, Lacson, also Binay, Legarda, et. al  and all the good for nothing polticians who were all self-indulgent without visible track record of accomplishments for the people but full of aggrandizements and enriching themselves and their families near and extended.

  • Rex_Ranhilio

    I agree, Loren is not a cougar. She married Tony Leviste, who is much older than her.
    Tony Leviste is the cougar (or whatever its male equivalent is).

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MV4JC4DEGZJQKBIJMWEZ4KOKRE Arnel

      Musang.

    • mapicchu

       were they legally married, with leviste’s living 1st wife existing? just asking…

  • regd

    I saw her just recently in a restaurant and yup she still look HOT for her age! I was scrutinizing her from afar and fantasizing what might have been with those still curvaceous body and having a good trance – that’s when my wife who was with me SLAP MY HEAD! I was back to reality.

    True story.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    “Maghanap naman kayo ng bata-bata (Find me a younger man),” she said in jest.

    Hindi siya cougar?

    • magiting78

      Hnd na sya kailangan hanapan kc tuwing byernes after senate namimik up yan s quezon ave..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        Baka mapasama pa sa mga na-raid diyan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    black widow yan! pagkatapos kang pagsawaan iiwan ka na lang! tignan niyo nangyari sa asawa nia? ginamit lang, tapos hinayaan nang mabulok sa kulungan!

  • Francis Santiago

    Another “basura” news on election. I’m not a Loren fan pero sana naman yung mga qualifications ang binabalita nyo at ng di kami mahirapan pumili sa Mayo. Hindi yung pang-showbiz. Basurang-basura ang dating. Pakiramdam ko tuloy si Anabel Rama ang Chief Editor nitong Inquirer.

  • adriel0104

    she’s a homewrecker..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    KADIRE!!! LEGARD??? SENATOR??? YACK

  • PlumberfromCanada

    yes she’s not a cougar…she’s a BUTTERFLY…a political butterfly!!!

  • tilamsik

    what has she done to be on number 1 spot?………..   wala ng pinagkaiba ang showbiz at POLIbiz sa atin…. terrible…

  • SelenaKatayama

    chisimis lang yan, kalokohan naman kung papatulan pa yan, tignan na lang natin ang mga nagawa nya para sa bansa at par as taong bayan.

    • magiting78

      Meron ba?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      If everything is quiet, she is quiet. When a typhoon comes or a foreign boat lands on our coral beds, she start screaming, blaming and claiming to be a foremost environmentalist.

      Nauseating performance as a senator.

    • boldyak

      wag na pagbigyan na may magawa sa bayan, ilang taon na sa senado, wala naman nagawa kung hindi ang kalsada patungong resort nila sa batangas…bwahahaha

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Npakababaw na talaga ng mga stratehiya para sa eleksyon dito sa ating bayan….pati pag-ibig ng isang kandidato ay nababalita para lang pag-usapan ng madla!!!! Kawawang Pilipinas!!!

    Ito ba ang ipinagmamalaking mga kandidato ni Noynoying??? Nakakaloka,sabi nga ng mga Heneral Ping Lacson!!!

  • boymanok

    another attempt by media to glamorize re-electionist senators…para mapag-usapan lang pati sex life or love life gustong ipangalandakan para sabihing may asim pa or may sex appeal pa siya kahit may edad na…may pa-cougar cougar pa eh magsilbi na lang kayo ng maayos sa bayan at huwag mangurakot tapos ang usapan

    • Roy Batty

       Green politics yan igan, reuse, recycle and recover.

  • TinaCarunungan

    This is just a black propaganda against Loren Legarda, and none of this is true.

    • JenicaLee

      i agree with you, hidni totoo ang mga balita na yan.. marami lang ang naiinggit kay loren kaya nila ginagawa ang mga bagay na yan.

      • Noel

        Anong kaiinggitan kay Loren?  Ang kanyang matangos na ilong at malaking boobs?

    • magiting78

      Ya totoo yan wala sa balita na ito ang totoo kasi Loren na mimik-up lang ng boys sa Quezon Avenue tuwing friday after senate…na pick-up n ako nyan….wala nang asim ma pera lang…

  • PaulynTayag

    Isa si loren legarda na mapagkakatiwalaan natin, maganda ang mga ipinakita nya habang sya ay nanunungkulan..kung anu man ang negatibong balita ang lumalabas,siguradong gawa o diskarte ng kalaban . . 

    • RobertVelez

      oo kaya mas mabuti pa na kalimutan na ang article na to.

  • mapicchu

    how did she get married to leviste when the first wife is very much alive up to present? sa las vegas? e  its not naman recognized in the country?

    • Noel

      Hindi lang iyan, dahil Muslim si Leviste nagpa-convert si Loren sa Islam pero hindi naman ginagamit ang kanyang bagong relihiyon ngayon.  Kung palipat-lipat siya ng relihiyon, bakit hindi siya lilipat ng lalaki at pulitika.  Nasa UNA ngayon ay nasa LP.

  • 2rey3

    No comment na lang………..

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/nWtltx5klO6Ewou2jgjhURAm_D0Srddv#630a2 Mario

    Bayan wag iboboto sina Loren Legarda at Chiz Escudero mga pa cute lang at puro daldal wala namang  nagawang mabuti sa  sa bayan kundi magpayaman.

    • Roy Batty

       Meron naman nagawa…di ba ka ba na-intertain sa pambobola nila?

  • Elizabeth Lugmo

    Political Butterfly….

  • kilabot

    the better question is, 
    may asim ka pa ba, loren?

    • Noel

       Siyempre meroon pa.  Kaya lang ayaw ng karamihang lalaki ang walang boobs.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EE5LMUQHMXD2Q3PBSSDKBMG7VI Rexy

        wow, okay lang iyon, eron pero parang kamatis lang.

  • Rolly257

    Tsimis artista toh ah. Bad publicity is still a publicity nevertheless, lalu na, halalan.

    Pero itong si Loren at Escudero, dadaigin si Gloria sa siba, pag nabigyan ng pagkakataon.

  • JuanTamadachi

    ” Loren on love: I’m not a cougar…”

    Not yet but maybe if you are lucky Loren, you might get to be one.

  • Sweater Black

    wala na ba ibang ma-itanong at ma-ibalita ang Inquirer kundi mga walang kabuluhan na issue sa “love life” ni Legarda? buti sana kung na mention ito in passing, a paragraph would have been excused. but devoting the entire article to it? what a waste…

    • Noel

      Tandaan mo na kapag ganitong election, marami sa mga manunulat ang bayaran…pabor o hindi pabor sa kandidato.

      • Sweater Black

        i am inclined to agree with you.

        pang tabloid lang ito na article eh. anong sustansya makuha sa balita na ito? WALA! garbage news!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44JMK2UGPXICPBKLDGLKPXLXWQ Loy

    If my memory serves me right, she was married to a Sarangaya whose family developed White Plains Subdivision. I know that there is no divorce law in the Philippines so I am wondering what legal document allowed her to get married to a Leviste? Or did the guy converted to Muslim to save her face?  For me, if anyone can not even fix one’s personal life or at least remain married just to the person one married “for better or for worse, for sickness and in health, till death do us part”, how can that person fix the country’s woes? Secondly, I heard she is staying now at Forbes Park but I don’t think a senatorial salary can afford that asset. In local parlance, “kumita na yan” environment chuva.  What has she done about the chemicals contained in those fertilizers that all of us consume when we eat those vegetables and even rice nurtured with fertilizers, which chemicals also cause degradation of the soil and the environment? In fact, dedma sya ng mga tao in better circles.

    • mapicchu

      its leviste who married celia sarangaya…loren married someone right out of UP..then they separated…divorced? i dont really know…next husband was leviste…next affair(s)…angara? horta? ah ewan…you’re right..how can she fix the countrys woes…opportunista lang sya

  • justyouraveragechinoy

    it’s not Loren, it’s Pia – mother cougar

  • xuaeenr

    Growl! Cougar! I’m available!

    But seriously, she’s a bright lady and I think if she puts her heart to it, she can accomplish more and she should advocate critical albeit controversial topics. She missed the boat on RH, it was Pia and Miriam who advocated that. Loren must push for more womens rights issues. For environment, she should push the agenda more aggresively like the issue on Philex mining spilling.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DVP4NE2IHZLHNZIQODT3RNGNSM Lawrence

    *cough* Angara *cough*

  • AllinLawisFair

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    Not all Inquirer readers want serious issues only. Once in a while even the serious ones like to take time off and read entertaining items and other human interest stories.

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  • boybakal

    Loren on love: I’m not a cougar….I agree…she is not a cougar no more…she is cold as ice.

  • Noel

    Legarda could claim everything and all she wants but she cannot deny romantic relationship with Sen. Angara which has been going on for some time.  They were even seen by witnesses in hotels.  One first checked in and then the other followed.  One got out first and then the other next.  Her colleagues in the Senate all know their relationship.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EE5LMUQHMXD2Q3PBSSDKBMG7VI Rexy

      ganoon ba? baket panaay ang deny niya??

      • okayayonip

        i have no problem, they’re both eligible…others are just too jealous.

      • boldyak

        sex scandal tawag jan….

  • $16638896

    may asim pa kaya si loren? si pia cayetano mkhang pwede pa hihihihi

  • DatingBI

    Gusto ko sanang sila na lang ni pnoy ang valentine team. Puedeng as a team for the election or a lifetime team. Parehong libre ang dalawa eh at iisa ang nasa puso, ang magsilbi sa mga pinoy.

    • mapicchu

       hindi cila bagay…shes a floooooozy!

  • lufthansa49

    Si Dondie Aranda nakalimutan na. Siya una nyang kasama

    • $42337655

       ayaw nito sa mga bata dahil wala pang pera ang mga bata.

      ang mga matatanda usually madami ng pera.

      Aranda had no money, so no honey.

  • To_Be_Continued

    HEADLINE: “Loren on love: I’m not a cougar… But I admit I am a Jaguar.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    sige na nga, MILF na lang.

  • Roy Batty

    Why is it every article I read about this woman always got to do with sex?

  • $14334231

    well, i’ll say you are one lucky woman…sex is conducive to making you look younger, so why deny it if you’re having an affair?…kaya lang bakit mo pinili ang may asawa na….dahil ba sa kantang “kung gumiri, parang tandang”…..huwag lang ‘yong parang kuneho….”wham, bang, thank you ma;am”…..

  • joshua kings

    from what i heard, this woman of a cougar will always go for/to the highest bidder, to the one who will butter her bread best…..

    proof? last marriage with a multi-millionaire (also a convicted killer) was a sham….

    ha! ambition!   

    will i vote for her? NAAAAH! no way!

    WILL YOU?

  • boldyak

    she’s not a cougar, she’s a butterfly, nagsisip-sip ng katas ng bulaklak…bwahahaha…

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