MANILA, Philippines – Raised eyebrows and wagging tongues met reports of CNN “Hero of the Year” Efren Peñaflorida’s plans to woo actress Angel Locsin.
From tabloids to news sites, many fans expressed shock, disappointment or disdain at the news.
“You’re dreaming! Just because you’re a CNN Hero doesn’t mean you can be Angel’s boyfriend,” said one user on social networking site Twitter.
A user on Facebook, meanwhile, reacted: “It was great that he won as CNN Hero [of the Year]. But I was disappointed he wanted to join the celebrity world so quickly.”