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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 March 2019

Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil touch down in Dubai

The celebrity couple from the Philippines are in town to promote new movie 'Alone/Together'

Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano fans are in for a treat as they fly to the Middle East to join them in watching their latest movie 'AloneTogether'. Courtesy ABS-CBN
Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano fans are in for a treat as they fly to the Middle East to join them in watching their latest movie 'AloneTogether'. Courtesy ABS-CBN

Philippine stars Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, popularly known as #Lizquen, touched down in the UAE today as part of the promotional push for their latest movie Alone/Together. The celebrity pair have been accused of revealing their supposed secret two-year relationship as a marketing ploy for the film, which has already taken more than PHP200m (Dh14.1m) since its release in the Philippines last Wednesday.

The pair, who have already appeared together in three films, touched down in the UAE for Friday’s regional premiere in Dubai, just as social media feeds in the Philippines set alight with accusations that their revelation, on a popular Filipino TV chat show, was a marketing ploy to push their new film, already one of the highest-grossing Filipino cinema products in many years.

Soberano’s manager, Ogie Diaz, however, has taken to Facebook to face the criticism head on. “Why admit? Because they have a film to promote,” he conceded.

“Is admitting their relationship for more than two years going to help Mindanao [a southern Filipino region facing sporadic outbreaks of terrorism] be at peace?

"If they are in a relationship, will the price of petrol and other stuff goes down? Is the minimum wage going up? Is it going to help end the measles outbreak?”

The movie, a romance that sees two college sweethearts reunited eight years after their split, will premiere at an already sold-out screening at Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall on Thursday night.

Updated: February 21, 2019 04:15 PM

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