Aiko Melendez recounts her love story with Zambales Congressman Jay Khonghun - TrueID

Aiko Melendez recounts her love story with Zambales Congressman Jay Khonghun

LionhearTVOctober 18, 2022

On October 14, Kapuso actress Aiko Melendez recounted her love story with Zambales Congressman Jay Khonghun.

During the media conference for Mano Po Legacy: The Flower Sisters, including LionhearTV, Melendez narrated how Khonghun messaged her through Instagram.

“Ito ‘yun, sa IG, mayroon siyang message sa akin. Eh di ba sa IG, mayroong option na to accept or just to read it di ba? ‘Yung profile pic niya is cartoons which is ‘yung ano niya na nakasalamin. So sabi ko, ‘Sino ba ‘tong adik na ‘to na parang nagme-message sa akin na hey, ‘Can we ano–can we meet?’ 

“Tapos sabi niya, ‘I’m the Mayor of Subic.’ So feeling pag siyempre, pakielam ko kung sino ka, Mayor ka, eh di ba, malay ko ba di ba? So six months ‘yun message lang siya ng message, seen lang ako ng seen. So finally, mayroon akong kailangan sa Subic.”

She then cited how she met the former Mayor of Subic after six months of ignoring Khonghun’s DMs.

“Tapos sabi ko, ‘Ah, ‘yung Mayor nagme-message sa akin.’ Tignan ko nga kung talagang siya ‘yung Mayor. So sabi ko, ‘Mayor, pwede na po akong makipag-coffee bukas, kasi malapit po ako sa inyo, kasi kinukulit niya ako ng six months before.”

She noted Khonghun’s persistence which led her to fall for the Zambales Congressman.

“Sabi niya pa nga, kasi ma’am ang tawag niya sa akin, sabi niya, ‘Ma’am, gusto ninyo po mamaya na eh.’ Sabi ko, ‘Ay hindi, bukas.’ Sabi ko sa QC, sabi niya sige po, luluwas po ako. Na-late ako ng tatlong oras.

“Tapos parang nakonsensya ako, sabi niya, ‘Ma’am, darating pa po ba kayo?’ Sabi ko, ‘Bakit?’ Sabi niya, ‘Nandito ako sa taste of LA nga.’ ‘Yung sa usapan namin. Naghintay siya ng tatlong oras. Sabi ko papunta na ako. Tapos nag-meet na kami, he got my number kasi nga may kailangan ako sa kaniya. Tinulungan niya ako sa kailangan ko. From day one, hanggang ano na, hindi na niya ako tinigilan, tapos naging kami na.”

She also talked about Khonghun’s family of public servants in Subic and her first impression of her beau.

“He’s really mabait, kasi ‘yung pamilyang Khonghun sa Subic, very prominent sila eh. They’re a family of Public Servants, from the Dad, Mother, Sisters, lahat sila politician. Siya ‘yung isang public servant na napakasimple, walang-ere, walang body guard, driver lang. Napaka-simple talaga. 

“So ‘yun ‘yung first impression ko, ‘Ay ang simple naman nito.’ At tsaka, nakakatawa talaga siya. Unang tanong niya sa akin, ‘Ma’am, bakit hindi kayo nagkatuluyan ni Jomari?’ Sabi ko, ‘Ay ekis ka sa akin.’ Dahil una sa lahat, ayaw kong pag-usapan si Jomari, na nabanggit ko lang. So sabi ko, ekis ka. Tapos sabi ko, hindi ko na ide-delay ‘to, hindi ko na kikitain.”

She mentioned Khonghun had a long-time crush on her, which she appreciated alongside his persistence.

“Eh naging persistent siya, hindi niya talaga ako tinigilan. Matagal na niya daw akong crush, aw. Hindi ko naman siya masisi, char!

“Na-appreciate ko din naman ‘yun na ‘yung mere fact na byumahe siya mula Zambales, it’s two hours, it’s a total of five and a half di ba? So na-appreciate ko ‘yun sa kaniya, so ibig sabihin talaga, gusto niya ako, plus the fact na natulungan niya ako sa kailangan ko.”

As for her series, Aiko Melendez stars in the Kapuso series Mano Po Legacy: The Flower Sisters, along with Beauty Gonzalez, Angel Guardian, and Thea Tolentino.

The Kapuso series also has a stellar Kapuso cast, such as Mikee Quintos, Paul Salas, Isabel Rivas, Bodjie Pascua, Johnny Revilla, Tanya Garcia, Sue Prado, Rafael Rosell, Marcus Madrigal, Miggs Cuaderno, Will Ashley, Carlo San Juan, Dustin Yu, Kimson Tan, Reins Mika, Sandro Muhlach, Yvette Sanchez, Sophia Senoron, Larkin Castor, and Cheska Fausto.

Directed by Ian Loreños and created by Jose Javier Reyes, Mano Po Legacy: The Flower Sisters premieres on GMA Network on October 31. 

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