The unsung duet of Heart and Chiz


MANILA, Philippines — The duet,  had it pushed through, would have been a hit even before it could be recorded.

But it didn’t happen as actress Heart Evangelista failed to convince her beau, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, to sing the popular “Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang” with her.

Evangelista, who was present Wednesday night at the party Escudero threw for the media in Manila, prodded the senator to do the song with her, saying, “Bakit ngayon ka lang ba [Why did you come only now]?”

It was Evangelista, who was first called to sing the duet with a reporter but in the middle of the song, approached Escudero, who was sitting with the media and convinced him to join her.

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“Chiz, go!” she told Escudero.

“Kung kay Kris Aquino, kakanta ka. Sa akin hindi ka kakanta [If it was with Kris Aquino, you would sing but you won’t sing with me]?” said the actress, who was on her knees, begging the senator to join her.

Kris Aquino is the youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino III and host of ABS-CBN’s morning show “Kris TV.”

It was in Aquino’s show where Escudero admitted last October 5 that Evangelista is his girlfriend.

Despite the prodding, Evangelista failed to convince the senator to sing with her.

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  • Marshall

    Heart,,hwag kang malumbay iwan mo na si tatang Chiz  kung ayaw kang makaduet…sama ka na lang sa aken..kakantahan kita habang  tinatanggalan mo ng dumi ang pusod ko..promise….

  • tarikan

     “Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang”. Huli na ang lahat Heart napasubo ka na. Bakit ngayon lang siya nagladlad. 

  • Homer Guo

    ilan na nga ba silang iniwan at pinaiyak ni heart-less sa ere???

  • justice_league03

    each candidate have their own style of campaigning… this is Escudero’s! how ungentlemanly, by the way.

  • joerizal

    Break na kayo. Pinahiya mo yung babae kasi.

  • wawa2172

    To refuse an insult is an offer….Bakit ngayon ka lang? Hmm, kahit ako si Chiz di ako kakanta parang nag aasar na di na kaya ni Chiz matnda na kasi at matagal nang mag init di tulad ni Echo.

    • L O

      wawa2172, baka ibig mong sabihin “to refuse an offer is an insult”.

      • wawa2172

         Nope sinadya ko talalgang baliktarin. Kasi naman ngayon pa sila nag kita na matanda na si Chiz. Kaya insult kay chiz na kantahin ang Bakit ngayon ka lang. Wala na masyadong itatagal si Chiz sa ligaya nila ni Heart…ha ha ha

  • magcalasL

    Does this deserved to be in the front page of the newspaper?

    • wawa2172

      I was supposed to ask same question. A headline issue for the nonsense story, I beat this is just a comic cover to Manny being KO and Azkals nasakmal nang Lions. I am sure Heart sang the song “Aray” and “Please Release Me” and she did it galing sa puso.

  • ovalboy

    Heart… please… do not do a carmina. 

  • Ronald

    Bata pa po si Heart.

  • jesussaints

    Kung ako kay Heart imbes na si Chiz e si PNoy na lang ang pinatos ko…kahit matanda poging pogi naman at macho pa! bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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