Luis Manzano As The Valentine Love Guru
This TV host and comedian is also a love guru whose pieces of love advice you'll find practical and worth heeding
It’s Valentine season once more and as people get in the mood for romance and sentimentality, thoughts naturally drift to ideas of love and how to let someone know they are valuable, special and appreciated.
Toblerone tapped the help of TV host and comedian Luis Manzano to be their Valentine campaign’s love guru. This is to help people with their love issues, queries and even when it comes to giving tips and advice to help them come up with the most thoughtful gifts for their loved ones.
Asked what makes him a credible and effective love guru, Luis readily replied, “Because I am not perfect. I don’t think being a guru is about being perfect about a certain topic. Para sa akin, I’ve been through a lot and hopefully, I learned a lot. I guess that makes me a credible guru.”
Lois Locson, brand manager for Toblerone, believes that Luis suits the role of a love guru to a tee. “When the team was discussing about it, we wanted someone who’s really credible and who has this relationship na rin with someone na… when we saw iyong dynamics nila ni Jessy [Mendiola], ah si Lucky talaga he’s super funny and he has own quirk. Once he talks about his ‘HowHow,’ sabi namin perfect ito for Toblerone Love Guru. He’s so funny, very relatable and at the same time, as Luis said, hindi siya perfect. Tao siyang kausap,” Locson said.
Because of his experiences and lessons in love, Luis was able to share valuable pieces of love advice as Toblerone’s love guru.
On girls confessing their feelings and sending chocolates to someone they like
“Go ahead. Do what you want. Make that person feel special. Let that person know how you feel. Life is short. That’s something we all learned by now. Kunwari hindi mo masabi sa kanya na, ‘You know, I like you, I want to go out on a second date…’ the worst thing that could happen would be to live the rest of your life with regret knowing na hindi mo nasabi iyon.”
On being single
“Unang-una sa mga singles, if you enjoy being single, go ahead and enjoy. Be responsible and just enjoy what life has to offer [even] if you’re looking for love.”
On the broken hearted ones
“Sa mga broken hearted naman, darating at darating din iyan. Kumbaga, kahit papaano, acknowledge the pain so you can grow even stronger. So when the right love comes along, your heart will be ready for it. Kumbaga parang muscle iyan, na-workout iyan so ready na iyan. Well, the heart is a muscle so kapag dumating na iyon kumbaga naka-pump na iyong puso mo for the one who’s going to make you smile and make you feel loved.”
On married couples
“Sa mga married couples naman, like what mom [Vilma Santos] said, enjoy the journey. Iyong kilig, mapapalitan iyan. Admittedly, mapapalitan ng companionship iyan but still, never lose the respect.”
Luis also urges people to #BeMoreThoughtful and show love and appreciation to our loved ones regardless of the season. “Para sa akin, it’s always about putting in the effort. Ako, I want to do something special of course for my wife for February 14 and isasabay ko na sa wedding anniversary namin. The best advice I could give is you do not have to wait for an exact date to celebrate the love. Every day should be courtship, every day should be Valentine’s and you always have to do sweet surprises for your loved ones. You always need to make conscious efforts to keep your partner happy,” he shared.
One of the ways to show appreciation this Valentine is through the Limited Edition Toblerone Valentine’s Day Pack which boasts of a blank pack feature where you can write a personalized greeting. It also has a special QR code function where you can record a video message to your loved one.
After purchasing a Toblerone Valentine’s Pack, 1) Tear the right side of the blank pack panel, 2) Scan the QR code on the back which will lead you to the Toblerone Chatbot, 3) Upload your video message for your loved one, and 4) Write the unique code on the blank pack. Once done, gift your Toblerone Pack to your loved one so they can scan the same QR code, and watch your personalized video message.
The Limited Edition Toblerone Valentine’s Day packs are available in nearest leading supermarket and convenience stores: 100g (Php 109), 200g (Php 218), and 360g (Php 393).
Lead photos from Toblerone and @senorita_jessy