Talent manager and TV host Lolit Solis was treated to one of the most surprising visual spectacles of her life when she was invited by businessman Erning Lim to visit an exhibit at the Sofitel (formerly called the Westin Philippine Plaza). No, it wasn’t the exhibit that caught her attention, but it was what she found out that utterly surprised her.
According to Manay Lolit’s article in the Philippine Star Ngayon, it all began when she got lost inside Sofitel, trying to find the location of the exhibit. Owing to misdirection and probably the unavailability of a venue map, she found herself entering Sofitel’s poolside coffee shop at around four in the afternoon. Realizing that she was at the wrong place, she started looking for another entrance or exit, walking and looking left and right.
Two men caught Manay Lolit’s attention as she sauntered over. She noticed that the two men looked sweet to each other, exchanging whispers as their cheeks nearly touched. As Manay Lolit approached, waiters who saw her called out her name, apparently wanting to get an autograph. The two men, upon hearing Manay Lolit’s name, hastily left as Manay Lolit nearly tripped trying to get a closer look.
Her curiosity rewarded her as she found who the two men were: It was Sam Milby and Piolo Pascual. Someone told Manay Lolit that Sam and Piolo frequented the Sofitel poolside coffee shop since the place doesn’t usually get that many visitors.
According to Manay Lolit, she wouldn’t have noticed the two if it weren’t for their hasty and noticeable exit. She wouldn’t even put malice on what she just saw if Sam and Piolo didn’t mind being found out or if they would just say their “hellos” to Manay Lolit even if they didn’t know her that well. All that she could do on her way home was ponder on the things that she had witnessed.
As for Sam and Piolo, people could only speculate about their true sexuality as both heartthrobs have been rumored to be gays. Some write-ups say that the two are in a relationship, some say Sam isn’t gay because he’s attracted to Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis Smith; the same with Piolo, who have been linked to the likes of Judy Ann Santos and Rica Peralejo. But Piolo has a son out of wedlock.
ELYAS ISABELO SALANGA
Philippine Entertainment Portal