Paolo Contis quashed speculations that he was with Yen Santos in Baguio City for more than one day.
The Kapuso actor had previously said the actress went with him “as a friend” while addressing the controversy surrounding his breakup with girlfriend of six years, LJ Reyes.
On September 8, Paolo penned a lengthy Instagram post to answer allegations that arose after LJ spoke about their split in an interview with Boy Abunda.
Although Paolo admitted to being unfaithful, he defended Yen from the criticisms and said she was “never the reason of our breakup”.
Yen, Paolo’s leading lady in the Netflix film A Faraway Land, was previously spotted with the actor in a visit to Manaoag Church in Pangasinan last August 27 and in Baguio City.
Paolo pleaded to spare Yen from the bashing, stating that he went to Baguio for three days invited Yen over for a day “as a friend” to have someone to talk to.
A netizen, however, appeared to refute Paolo’s claim that he met Yen in Baguio City only for a day by sharing what seemed like a screenshot from a CCTV footage that showed the actor dining with an unidentified female companion at a restaurant on August 25.
“1 day in Baguio? Realllllly? Aug 25 in Agare Ramen Baguio, then Sep 3 sa Lemon and Olives. Sinong niloloko nio?” the netizen said in a social media post that has since gone viral.
In a recent vlog of Ogie Diaz’s showbiz update YouTube channel, Ogie read the text message Paolo sent him denying the rumors about the trip.
“Naloloka na rin ako mare. Ang sabi nila, five days daw kami sa Baguio ni Yen. May nasulat naman 10 days daw kami. Pakisabi gawin na nilang 30 days para happy sila.”
“Paano mangyayari ‘yun?” Paolo said, explaining that he got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Caloocan on August 28, had a Bubble Gang taping on August 30, and another taping for Dear Uge on September 3.
“So ano iyon, inaaraw-araw ko ang akyat panaog sa Baguio? Ano ito, road trip every other day?
“Tsaka ang nakakaloka pa dito, ang daming paparazzi at ang daming curious sa everyday schedule of events ko. Nagtataka lang ako, eh ang daming nagpa-picture nung August 28 na nagpabakuna ako sa Caloocan. Bakit walang nag-post? Hahaha.
“Now is the best time, i-post niyo iyon dahil pinagbibintangan akong lima o 10 araw sa Baguio. Sayang, walang CCTV noong nagpabakuna ako. Ikaw na bahala mare, as a friend.”
In a previous vlog, Ogie also shared what Paolo’s reaction was after breaking his silence over the controversies he’s facing.