A few weeks after their dating is confirmed, Valenzuela City Councilor and TV host Shalani Soledad is now Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo’s fiancé. Through the congressman’s announcement in an interview with ABS-CBN News, it is then confirmed that the proposal happened at the Our Lady of Fatima church in Valenzuela and they plan to get married next year. The happy congressman also mentioned that just three weeks ago, he first asked permission from his fiancés mother regarding his plan of proposal.
Mrs. Evelyn Soledad, Shalani’s mother, shared that she admired Rep. Roman Romulo’s courage and said, “I admire the courage and honor of Rep. Roman Romulo in seeking me out and telling me his intentions with my daughter Shalani.” She confessed that she became emotional during the time she was asked by the congressman to ask for her daughter’s hand. She also added that she is feels happy hearing reports that say Rep. Romulo is one of a “few good men.”
As for the diamond ring Rep. Romulo gave to Shalani, it was Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, Rep. Romulo’s sister, who gave the confirmation during the budget hearing for her agency at the House of Representatives in Quezon City. The diamond ring is an heirloom given by Rosie Lovely Tecson Romulo, Rep. Romulo’s mother, according to a PEP source.
Based from a phone interview conducted by Yahoo Philippines OMG! to the Rep. Roman’s sister, Mons Romulo, she (Mons) revealed that her 44-year-old brother wants to meet with Shalani Soledad’s father, Adolfo Aguirre, to ask for Shalani’s hand in marriage. “Roman is very proper. Gusto muna niyang tanungin ang dad ni Shalani and he will make a formal announcement after that,” she said.
She also added that their family likes Shalani, “We all like her very much. Simple siya. Maganda, inside and out. Mahirap makakita ng babaeng ganyan. She knows politics too. Hindi siya magiging sagabal kay Roman. There are women na makikiagaw sa time.”
Furthermore, Mons said that Shalani is the best woman for her brother. “My brother is very prayerful, and a workaholic like my dad (former Foreign Affairs secretary Alberto Romulo). My prayer is for my brother to find a girl who will understand and love his work, someone who will love his Pasig constituents. The best si Shalani,” she said.
Mons also mentioned that her brother’s last girlfriend before the 31-year-old Shalani was two years ago and that she (Shalani) is worth the wait.