Secret's out: Philippine president dating Korean

February 1, 2012 - 9:05 AM
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In this Sept. 2007 photo, TV show personality Grace Lee poses during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. Philippine-Korean relations have suddenly gotten warmer. The Philippines' bachelor President Benigno Aquino III told reporters Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012 that, yes, he is dating again. This time it's a South Korean woman who grew up in Manila and works there as a TV show host and radio disc jockey. (AP Photo/Newsis, Kim Jong-hyun) KOREA OUT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine-Korean relations have suddenly gotten warmer.

The Philippines' president, Benigno Aquino III, told reporters Wednesday that, yes, he is dating again. This time it's a South Korean woman who grew up in Manila and works there as a TV show host and radio disc jockey.

Twenty-nine-year-old Grace Lee said on her TV program that "what the president said is true."

Aquino turns 52 next week, and his love life has amused the nation.

Since becoming president in 2010, he has split up with a town councilor and then dated two other women.

Last year, he lamented that his love life was like Coke — going from regular to zero.