MANILA, Philippines – At 54, President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III remains one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. The closest he can get to a wedding is by being the groom’s best man, but never the groom.
He is set to reprise the same role on February 15 at the wedding of his close friend, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, to actress Heart Evangelista.
Aquino said in an interview he is both honored and relieved to be the best man to Escudero. The President admitted in jest he would have felt more uneasy if he was offered as one of the sponsors orninong, the wedding godfather.
“Hope springs eternal. We have belief that single people who will become godparents in a wedding remain single for the rest of their lives so to avoid that possibility, I was even willing to become secondary sponsor,” Aquino said.
The president joked he was even willing to be the ring bearer at Escudero-Evangelista wedding just to avoid being ninong to the couple. (Click here to read more)