Benaldo tags along TV actress in Oro activity

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Monday, July 30, 2012


CAGAYAN de Oro Representative Jose Benjamin “Benjo” Benaldo (1st district) has found another inspiration -- actress Daiana Menezes.

Benaldo confirmed this during a rice distribution in Barangay Bonbon last Saturday.

This is the first time that Benaldo brought along a partner in his political activities.

Benjo Benaldo with actress Daiana Menezes
CAGAYAN de Oro Representative Benjo Benaldo with actress Daiana Menezes during an activity in Barangay Bonbon last Saturday. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Benaldo, who has since been annulled, said he is now more inspired doing his public service, most especially since Menezes is reportedly very interested to go with him in his political sorties.

Despite the obvious actions, the two did not confirm their present status. All that Benaldo said was that Menezes is very special to him.

For her part, Menezes said they are still in the process of “getting to know each other.”

“He is an honest and a hard working gentleman. But we will not rush into things. We will just take our friendship one step at a time and see where our special relationship ends,” she said.

Menezes, who said she wants to learn the Visayan language, admitted she wants to settle down in Cagayan de Oro as she finds the people “very friendly.”

Benaldo and Menezes have been a hot item after they were spotted together during the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III last week.

Critics said their being together is just a mere show.

But Benaldo said what the people see now is not a show, citing he really admires Menezes for her good attitude and qualities.

Right after the activity in Bonbon, Benaldo brought Menezes to a hotel where they met the congressman’s family.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 31, 2012.

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