by: Rachelle Siazon
Jason Abalos finally broke his silence about the issue that he’s courting Kim Chiu. As previously reported onPush.com.ph, the two became textmates at the height of Kim’s rift with perennial leading man Gerald Anderson. “Kulitan lang [yung sa text] Parang, ‘O, kumusta ka ngayong araw? Masaya ka ba?’ So ako, masaya lang kami. Kahit nga sa BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) meron kaming grupo na Tugs Tugs.Kapag araw-araw makikita mo kami sa taping, lahat kami nakatawa kasi ang kukulit namin dun e,” he said in an exclusive interview for his new show Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents Bianong Bulag last January 21.
Their so-called showbiz posse which is better known as ‘Tugs Tugs’ was formed during Jason and Maja Salvador’s Nagsimula Sa Puso days. When Kim became part of their group, it paved the way for Jason to get to know her better. “Yung kay Kim, nagkataon lang na meron kaming grupo, kami nila Maja (Salvador), director Malou (Sevilla). Nagkataon lang siguro na hindi alam ng tao na may ganong grupo. Na kapag nakikita kami ng iba sa labas, nabibigyan kami ng issue. Pero hindi e, magkakaibigan kami.”
He also denied the rumors saying that they were seen holding hands during ASAP’s live episode in Baguio last November. “Hindi naman. Pagkatapos nung show, bumili lang kami ng mga pasalubong, kami nila Maja, marami kami. Kumain lang kami saglit tapos umuwi na kami.”
When asked if he’s planning to court the young actress, Jason merely admitted that there are a lot of things that he admires about Kim. But at the same time, he understands that she has other priorities in mind right now. “Si Kim hinahangaan ko. Sobra siyang dedicated sa trabaho, focused siya sa career niya. Kung ano man ginagawa niya ngayon, sa tingin ko, nasa maganda siyang direksyon. Kasi sobrang iniingatan ko kung anong meron siya ngayon.”
Jason already had the chance to work with Kim in the movie First Day High. But given a chance, he would love to be paired with her in Your Song Presents Kim or in other projects anytime soon. “Oo naman, bakit hindi? Hinihintay ko nga e [na mag-guest ako sa Your Song].” As a matter of fact, Jason already has an idea on the kind of characters that he would like them to portray on screen. “Ewan ko, kasi fan ako ng movie nila Robin Padilla at Regine Velasquez, yung ‘Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw.’ Sobrang gandang-ganda ako sa pelikula na yun. Nung pinanood ko yun naisip ko sana ako si Robin. Siguro mga ganong konsepto pwede,” he beamed.