Liza’s grandfather approves of Enrique

Enrique Gil was presented by Samsung Philippines as its new celebrity ambassador. 

Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano’s ‘no label’ relationship might have taken a step forward as the young actor earns a new nickname from his eye candy’s grandfather who stood as the latter’s  guardian growing up in the United States.

In a Samsung Philippines press conference held recently, Enrique revealed that Liza’s grandfather calls him “manu”, the term which is short for “manugang” or son-in-law.

“Her lolo was the one who raised her in the States. He just came here recently. Sabi ng lolo nya, ‘Uy manu, halika dito’. Nung nalaman ko na short for ‘manugang’ pala yun, I felt so happy and relieved at the same time. Her grandfather is very strict pero parang boto naman siya (sa akin),” Enrique shared in jest. 

Enrique has been very vocal in the past interviews that his relationship with Liza has no label or not official yet, because he is respecting the young actress’s decision to keep her promise to her grandfather to stay single until a certain age. 

“I’ve been waiting for her, and recently I’ve been so happy that she’s able to meet my family in Spain, too. My family loved her,” he said.     

Quen’s new nickname from Liza’s grandfather certainly adds color into his life, just like Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (which he is currently endorsing) does so into his life, too.

As the new face of yet another addition to Samsung’s J-Series, Enrique shared how his Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro makes his life even more colorful. 

“Sometimes I like getting away from everything and just stay home to play video games. I’m a gamer, both me and Liza. I also like watching TV series and documentaries,” he said. “There’s something about the mobile device that just looks too good to be true. I like how Samsung’s always one step ahead of the game. Now, I can watch all the videos and play all the games I want in full clarity.” 

 Enrique Gil shares the screen again with his perennial partner Liza Soberano in the new series, 'Bagani.'

Meanwhile, Enrique Gil’s looking forward for his fans to watch his latest epicserye on ABS-CBN in vibrant colors, too. 

“Bagani is the biggest project that ABS-CBN has given me. The story is original, new and unique and has been five years in the making. We started shooting last year. It’s considered the most expensive TV series in Philippine history,” Enrique said.  

In the fantasy-drama, Enrique Gil plays the character of Lakas, the son of an exiled clan leader, who meets Liza Soberano’s role, Maganda, who is one of the most skilled archers from a tribe of farmers. She joins Lakas’ group to battle the creatures that the gods sent down to punish humans for succumbing to greed. 


Topics: Enrique Gil , Liza Soberano , no label , relationship , grandfather , manu , manugang
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