A video confirming the rumors about Ivana Alawi and Bacolod Mayor Albee Benitez’s trip to Japan circulated on social media.
The video showed the public servant who owns Brightlight Productions and the actress.
The netizen who recorded the video also spotted Joey de Leon and his wife, Eileen Macapagal de Leon, who were close friends of the Mayor.
It can be recalled that talent manager and showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz first disclosed the rumors about Ivana and Mayor Albee’s trip to Japan.
However, Ogie said people should stop assuming quickly and let Ivana speak about the issue.
“Mahirap namang husgahan natin si Ivana, so dapat si Ivana rin ang sumagot niyan, kung paano niya lilinawin ‘yan, ano… kung siya nga ‘yong tinutukoy. Kung hindi naman siya, please disregard previous message,” he said.
When asked by the Philippine Entertainment Portal, the businessman said there was nothing wrong if he dated somebody else as he was already single.
However, Benitez’s legal wife, Nikki Benitez, didn’t confirm if they were legally separated.
Aside from Ivana, the Mayor was also being linked to Vivamax star Angeli Khang.