Heart Evangelista, 28 years old adult whose parents Cecile Ongpauco and Rey Ongpauco had a press conference held at the Ongpauco residence on Tuesday, March 19, expressing their dismay to the current boyfriend of their daughter Chiz Escudero and to appeal to their daughter to go back to there abode and leave her boyfriend.
They seems desperate enough to want to control the life of their adult daughter, this is sort of last resort to call out to their daughter.
The parents of actress Heart Evangelista have expressed their strong objection to her relationship with Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero, detailing instances when they had felt "disrespected" by the lawmaker whom they accused of being "arrogant" and an "alcoholic."
This is what Cecile expressed on the future of Heart's love life:
"She has not thought about this sufficiently or properly. We think she should think about this for a longer period of time. Nag-aalala lang kami sa anak namin."
On Chiz whose recent annulment and that a church wedding is no longer possible:
"He was married with two children and he got an annulment in court, but not in the Catholic church. That means he can only marry our daughter outside the Catholic church. Our family, including Heart, is Catholic, so we do not wish for Heart not to marry in the Catholic church."
On the age gap:
"Natatakot lang kami para kay Heart, dahil para sa amin hindi pa siya handa maging isang asawa ng isang politician na napakatanda sa kanya nang 16 years."
On Heart being a spoiled brat:
"Parati naman naming sinusuportahan si Heart. Hindi naman sanay si Heart sa gawaing bahay, o pagpapatakbo ng bahay, kasi masyado namin na-baby 'yan, overprotected, na-sheltered masyado."
On her impression of Chiz:
"Sa aming experience kay Mr. Escudero, parang nakikita namin na mahilig siyang uminom. Noong unang pagkakataon na nagpakilala siya sa amin dahil hiniling niya kay Heart na ipakilala siya... dumating siya, nakainom. Amoy ng alak. Nakasalampak doon sa sala namin, parang ganoon. Noong ikalawang beses na pumunta siya sa bahay namin, ganoon ulit, nakainom, nang-aalok pa ng bote ng alak."
"Wala akong nakitang maganda eh. Puro arogante siya, bastos. Makakita ka namang pinakilala sa akin, nakahilata sa upuan, lasing. Una kaming nag-meet, 'yun na agad ang nakita ko sa kanya. Tuwing nakikita ko, naka-inom. Kawawa naman 'yung anak mo, hindi natin masabi, balang araw... siyempre concerned kami eh, natatakot kami para sa anak namin, baka may mangyari."
Cecile on Chiz's courting style:
"Mr. Escudero has never given us the courtesy of formally asking my daughter's hand, or even asking our permission to court her, so that he could tell us about himself about his family. This behavior is not accpetable in our Philippine culture."
Rey on Heart's moving out of the condo unit just above theirs:
"Hindi na ako nakakausap eh. Wala na eh. Umalis na nga sa condo bigla eh. Sa amin, para ka naman sinampal noon eh, ang tagal mong inano eh... biglang mawawala. Anong dahilan? Eh 'di may dahilan," he said.
"Alalang-alala na kami sa anak namin, and up to this time, Mr. Escudero has not even bothered and refuses to explain himself to us."
Cecile blames Chiz for the rift between them and their daughter:
"Sinasabi ni Mr. Escudero na naiipit lang daw siya sa kalagitnaan nitong away-pamilya. Kasinungalingan ho iyon. Siya ang talagang puno't dulo, ang pinanggagalingan ng problema naming pamilya ngayon. Umaapela ngayon kami kay Mr. Escudero, kung maaari lang naman, pabayaan niya nalang muna 'yung anak namin para medyo magpalamig nang kaunti, makapag-isip-isip."
What is your thoughts on this?