PNoy won’t date Pamela Anderson

3 May 2013
President Aquino confers with acting ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman during the ARMM Convention on Local Governance in Davao City last June.
President Aquino confers with acting ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman during the ARMM Convention on Local Governance in Davao City last June.

Manila, Philippines --- There is apparently no need for President Benigno S. Aquino III to take ex-Baywatch star Pamela Anderson on a date to talk about the welfare of an aging elephant in Manila Zoo.

Malacañang has already agreed with the proposed transfer of Mali the elephant and authorized the Department of Agriculture to search for a new home.

"The Executive Secretary has tasked the DA to determine the appropriate location for Mali after the President received several appeals for Mali's relocation," Deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said.

Anderson, known for her role in the popular US television series Baywatch, had earlier invited the President on a date so they can talk about the transfer of Mali to a sanctuary.

"Should you find yourself in Los Angeles, I'd love to take you to dinner and talk more about how we can help Mali," Anderson said in a letter to Aquino made public by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

In a later press briefing at the Palace, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda hinted that a date between the President and Anderson is unlikely to happen due to their different locations.