an article by Mario Bautista, Freehand, The Manila Times, 18 February 1999, p. 23
Antoinette Taus is smarting from a report in the fan magazines that she was seen necking and petting with Dingdong Dantes in a TV studio while waiting for their turn to be interviewed in a musical variety show.
"Lumalabas kasing easy girl siya na gumagawa ng gan'ong kacheapan kahit may ibang tao," says a defender of Toni. "What happened was wala nang bakanteng upuan sa backstage so they shared a seat together, pero walang halikan o yakapang nangyari. Toni has good breeding and she won't do such a thing. Ni hindi pa nga sila going steady ni Dingdong."
But Toni's defender admits that Dingdong is wooing Toni. "Nanliligaw, yes, for about two months now," she reveals. "Pero hindi pa sinasagot. Toni is taking her time. But if ever sasagutin niya si Dingdong, ito ang magiging very first boyfriend niya. Wala naman siguradong magiging problema dahil aprubado naman si Dingdong sa parents niya because he also comes from a good family."