Is PNoy eyeing another media lady?

Has another pretty lady caught the eye of one of the country’s most prominent bachelor?

In Naga City, Cebu President Benigno “Noynoy" Aquino III's behavior toward radio and television host Grace Lee made media and other observers wonder if the Korean-born Lee was the new apple of the President’s eye.

Lee was one of the hosts at the inauguration of the 200-megawatt coal-fired power plant built by the Korean Electric Power Corp. (Kepco).

“I thought she’s Pinay, but she is Korean. Even the Koreans here are beautiful," Aquino said about the 28-year-old Lee during his speech for the inauguration.

He also admired for Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia for “looking even more beautiful every time I visit Cebu."

“Kailangan buhayin na ang Malacañang de Sugbu. Baka dito na rin tayo magkatuluyan (Perhaps we should revive the Malacañang in Sugbu, we may just find love here)," he said, referring to the official presidential residence in the Central Philippines which was restored and made popular by former President and now Pampanga Second District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Only after Aquino’s speech and photo opportunities with Cebu and Kepco officials were Aquino and Lee introduced to each other.

Lee came to the Philippines when she was 10 and went on to study Communications in the Ateneo de Manila University, the same university where Aquino obtained his Economics degree in 1981.

Lee has been romantically linked with basketball star James Yap, the estranged-husband of Aquino’s younger sister, television and movie personality Kris Aquino.

However, the younger Aquino and Yap are in the midst of having their marriage annulled.

The President has been linked to several media personalities in the past. Among them are broadcaster Korina Sanchez, who is now married to Mar Roxas, Aquino’s defeated running mate in the 2010 elections; news anchor Bernadette Sembrano; and Singapore-based journalist Sabrina Chua. — BC/VS, GMA News

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