Xian Gaza, a young businessman who’s crushing hard on actress Erich Gonzales paid a giant billboard in Morayta, Manila asking her out on a coffee date. He became viral this week after asking Erich for a coffee date through a billboard proposal.
However, a netizen had exposed him for allegedly being a scammer. Even actress Ella Cruz’s mother, Jesica Cruz has come out to call Gaza a scammer who stalked her daughter.
The businessman has denied being Ella’s stalker. According to Gaza: “Hindi po ako isang stalker ni Ella Cruz na nabalita sa Inquirer at pep.ph.
Kapag may pagkakamali po ako ay inaamin ko sa lahat at hindi ko itinatago and as a matter of fact, my life is an open book to the public. Yes alam ko marami po akong pagkakamali at maling desisyon sa aking nakaraan na kinapupulutan ng aral ng karamihan at aminadong-aminado po ako sa lahat ng iyon. Hindi po ako masamang tao. I’m just a perfectly imperfect person with a past full of flaws. Huwag niyo naman po sana pagtulung-tulungang yurakan ang pagkatao ko sa mata ng publiko.
On Ella’s mother who said in a report he was supposed to buy a Fortuner from her husband, Gaza said: Nagkasarado kami sa halagang 650K on a 2-gives term. I personally pressured myself to take it dahil gusto ko silang i-impress kahit wala naman akong paggagamitan ng unit at wala ring siguradong buyer. When I found out that the unit is roughly 500K-550K ang market value at luging-lugi ako, there I decided not to fund it anymore and nagkasundo nalang na magsolian ng unit and so with my downpayment. We just came up ni Mr. Cruz last January 2017 na mag-danyos perwisyos ako ng 50K Pesos taking it from my downpayment para sa 3 weeks time na perwisyong nadulot ko sa kanila.
The businessman on his Facebook post on July 4, also addressed Twitter user Dewanie Catapang’s questioning of the “Haiyan Shirt Project,” a charity led by Gaza that supposedly sold t-shirts to profit victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Catapang said that Gaza hired her to be part of a marketing team for the project. She initially agreed, though her suspicions were raised when Gaza avoided answering questions about how many shirts had been sold. She eventually dropped out of the project when Gaza allegedly tried to flirt with her.
She also said that she was not paid for their work, and that the project’s Facebook page and Gaza’s personal account disappeared soon after she left.
The businessman maintained in his statement that the project was legitimate. He said that he funneled P300,000 from his own funds towards the project, losing the amount when the project didn’t materialize. The 2,000 t-shirts that were produced for the charity were not sold, and instead distributed to different charities.
According to him: The Haiyan Shirt Project was a legitimate project that I spearheaded last 2015 in Quezon City and Davao City. It didn’t pushed through because the funding that was promised to me ay hindi po dumating at napako. Ang mukha ko ang nakasangkalan sa lahat-lahat ng taong involved sa project. I personally shelled out 300K Pesos for the initial capitalization to run the project but it didn’t materialize at all and sinalo ko lahat ng burden at kahihiyan. The initial 2000 pieces of tee shirts that
was produced in Davao City ay hindi naibenta and end up being distributed to different charitable institutions and Christmas charity programs. Wala akong kinita maski ni isang kusing and even lost 300K Pesos on that project plus the burden of paying 10K Pesos every month until now to the company that I partnered with to produced the 2000 Haiyan Shirts in Davao City.
On his coffe date through a billboard proposal on Erich, Gaza said: “Ang tanging hangad ko lang po ay kape with Erich with no hidden personal agenda at all (all I want is coffee with Erich)… I just wanna show her how much I like her and using this billboard effort to possibly create an initial friendship with her over coffee.”
Erich has responded only indirectly to the post, telling writer Darla Sauler, who alerted her of the billboard, that there’s “nothing wrong naman if we talk over coffee,” but that Sauler had to be there too.
Check out his facebook post here…