Pasig Rep. Ramon Romulo and TV Host and Councilor Shalani Soledad

The host of  TV5’s Wil Time Big Time and Valenzuela Councilor, Shalani Soledad, was rumored to have a budding relationship with Congressman Romulo, but Shalani remained silent about the issue.

It was just two weeks ago that the two lovebirds made their relationship open to the public after being constantly spotted together in several occasions and special events.

“That was an engagement ring I gave her. I asked her to marry me a week ago,” Romulo said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s news program, TV Patrol.

The 44-year old congressman reportedly proposed the 31-year old TV host and councilor at the Our Lady of Fatima church in Valenzuela. Prior to his engagement proposal to Shalani, the Pasig Representative was man enough to ask Evelyn, Shalani’s mother, the permission with regards to his intention to ask Shalani’s hand in marriage.

According to reports, the couple have already discussed about their wedding plans, and they are eyeing to tie the knot by 2012.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Undersecretary Berna-Romulo Puyat, the solon’s sister, confirmed the engagement proposal of his brother to Shalani. Usec Puyat further confirmed that his brother gave Shalani a diamon ring.

According to reports, the ring is as an heirloom given by Mrs. Romulo, the congressman’s mother.