MANILA, Apr 11 (Mabuhay) — Sen. Francis Escudero said he and girlfriend Heart Evangelista are okay despite his rift with her parents.
“Pero gaya ng sabi ko, siyempre labis ang kalungkutan niya sa nagaganap at nangyayaring ito,” he told reporters. “Tinitingnan namin bilang hamon at pagsubok ito sa aming relasyon at ugnayan. Kung malalampasan namin ito, siguro naman wala nang puwedeng ibato sa amin ang tadhana, panahon o sinuman na hindi namin kayang malampasan.”
In March, Cecile Ongpauco and her husband Rey held a press conference and publicly asked Escudero to leave their daughter.
The couple also accused the 43-year-old lawmaker of being arrogant, disrespectful, and an alcoholic.
In another press conference, Cecile blamed Escudero for the worsening health condition of her husband, who she said was distressed over the defiance of their daughter to part with the lawmaker.
Cecile also accused the senator of “manipulating” her daughter, who has time and again expressed that she intends to “fight for” her relationship with Escudero. (MNS)