I’ve been hobnobbing with lots of showbiz stars for blogger coverages lately (one of the perks of the trade). And of those I encountered, I find Matteo Guidicelli and Luis Manzano to be the most well-bred, articulate of the bunch.
On Luis: interviews with him these days naturally center on his girlfriend Angel Locsin who he has reconciled with recently.He said he is “happy, content and secure” with the relationship, “communication is open,” and he admits that marriage may be in the horizon.
“We have talked about the future in a casual way because we are not getting any younger. I’m 32 and she’s 29. But these things, you gotta prepare. I attended Iya Villania’s wedding recently and found out that engagement rings can cost from P 2 to P3 million so malamang, sa Adoration Chapel na lang ako ikakasal nito..hahaha.” (FYI Luis… the rock Catherine Zeta-Jones got from Michael Douglas indeed cost 2.5 million..in US dollars, LOL)
One thing Luis share with his gf Angel is the passion for worthwhile causes.He has the Luis Manzano Foundation (LMF) which provides free medical-dental missions, scholarship grants to poor children and assistance to calamity victims. Among his foundation’s beneficiaries so far are the Quezon City Jail Female Dormitory in Camp Karingal, Bantay Bata 163, the East Avenue Medical Center and the National Children’s Hospital.
Most recently, Luis signed up as an ambassador for Sensodyne’s ‘Say No To Ngilo’ campaign (pangingilo is the Pilipino word for sensitive teeth, such as the sharp, quick pain one feels in the mouth when ingesting something hot, or cold).
The campaign unites dentists (represented by the Philippine Dental Association), GlaxoSmithKline/Sensodyne and consumers in preventing the silent malaise and teaching Filipinos to be more mindful of their oral health.
Sensodyne toothpastes are specially formulated with ingredients to combat dentine sensitivity. Toothpaste variants include Sensodyne Rapid Relief which has strontium acetate that helps prevent the flow of the fluid within the tubules that would otherwise cause the tooth pain. On the other hand, Sensodyne Repair & Protect contains the patented NovaMin® breakthrough technology which is scientifically proven to repair sensitive teeth/pangingilo by forming a tooth-like layer over exposed dentine to help continually repair and protect sensitive areas.
Anyway, we’ve always thought Sensodyne was more expensive than other brands, but this is the best news so far: this high-quality toothpaste is now available in sachet at your Aling Puring neighborhood store for a very friendly price of ten pesos!