Joshua Garcia (MNS photo)

MANILA, Jan 24 (Mabuhay) — Netizens could not help but gush over actor Joshua Garcia when he called actress-vlogger Ivana Alawi on the phone as part of a “Truth and Dare” challenge.

Garcia graced a “Truth or Dare” fundraising activity of ABS-CBN on Kumu to call for donations to help victims of typhoon Odette in Visayas and Mindanao last December.

In a segment of the show, Garcia was asked by hosts Alora Samsam and Darla Sauler if he would pursue Alawi or just befriend the actress.

“Syempre jojowain. I mean c’mon, choosy ka pa ba? Mabait, maganda, sexy…magiging choosy ka pa ba dun,” Garcia said of Alawi.

However, Garcia immediately downplayed his answer. “Pero hindi kasi lahat ng tao masasabi mong meant para maging magkarelasyon. May nakatadhana sa ‘yo na parang mami-meet mo lang para maging kaibigan mo kasi ‘di mo masasabi. ‘Yun lang naman sa ‘kin,” he explained.

As part of the dare, Garcia was asked to call Alawi and ask the same questions thrown at him.

The vlogger quickly answered her phone and spoke candidly with the actor as she encouraged viewers to participate in the donation drive.

While hesitant at first, Garcia was left with no choice but to ask Alawi, who has a huge crush on him: “Ako, jojowain o totropahin?”

Alawi refused to give a categorical answer and just responded, “Secret.” Garcia accepted it before wishing the actress a speedy recovery.

Alawi recently shared in her vlog about battling COVID-19 with her family and is currently in isolation.

“Sorry sa istorbo. Ito kasing mga ito ang kulit e. Pagaling ka,” Garcia told Alawi before ending the call.

Garcia is currently seen in the ABS-CBN primetime teleserye “Viral Scandal” with Charlie Dizon. He is also the leading man of Jane de Leon in the upcoming Kapamilya adaptation of “Darna.” (MNS)

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