Former DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento, boyfriend of Kris Aquino, confronted Senatorial aspirant former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on his recent post about his girlfriend.
In a statement, Samiento reminded Bautista that it is improper to talk about past flames in public.
Sarmiento’s full statement:
“Statement of former DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento on online posts of former QC Mayor Herbert Bautista about Kris Aquino
“Although Mayor Herbert Bautista has already taken down his post which obviously referred to Kris, I just wish that this would serve as a reminder that talking about past flames in public is improper and ungentlemanlike.
“As a former public servant now seeking a seat in the Senate, he should know better than dragging other people to get public attention.
“Hindi po showbiz ang Senado. People would appreciate it more if he would talk about his credentials to woo our people’s votes.
“Mas magandang accomplishments niya bilang public servant ang ilahad niya sa publiko sa halip na ang mga nakalipas niyang karelasyon.”
Sarmiento and Aquino announced their engagement in October.
No date has been set for their wedding.
Recently, Bautista tweeted Presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson that he was inspired to propose to someone.
“Mr. President Ping @iampinglacson, na-inspire din tuloy akong mag-propose. Kaso, sayang… may napili na po sya. #TOTGA #KungMaibabalikKoLang”
While Bautista did not mention any names, netizens believe Bautista was referring to Aquino as “the one who got away.”
Despite that, Bautista said he is happy for Aquino.
Bautista and Aquino were close friends for several years.