Luis Manzano hit back at a netizen who questioned his girlfriend Jessy Mendiola’s financial capability to buy a luxury wristwatch.
Jessy has been recently sharing photos from their romantic getaway to Amanpulo in Palawan.
In one of her Instagram posts, Jessy shared a selfie that had netizens immediately noticing her expensive timepiece.
“How can she afford a Patek?” commented one netizen, referring to the designer Swiss watch brand worn by the actress-host.
To which Jessy replied: “Um… because I work hard and save a lot? Lol.”
The wristwatch, believed to be a Patek Philippe Nautilus model, costs around 52,900 USD (P2.5 million) to 125,000 USD (P6 million), according to online marketplace Chrono24.
The comment also caught the eye of Luis who lectured the netizen: “Work and save till you can buy and enjoy what you want in life no matter what they may be.”
The TV host-actor continued to slam the netizen, “Napaka bobo mo naman if di mo gets yun. Pabili ka utak ngayong 12.12 sale…work and save para ma afford mo rin ang brain.”
The netizen then responded to Luis, “Bakit ka defensive? Nagtatanong lang ah.”
“12.12, add to cart — brain,” reiterated Luis.
Following the heated online exchange, the netizen took down the comment.
Meanwhile, the couple of four years has something coming up on 12.12 itself. On Thursday, they both shared a teaser video with their terms of endearment for each other as caption.
Luis’ mom, Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto had an equally cryptic reaction to the post by simply writing: “??❤️!!!!!”