Controversial Couple: Actress Heart Evangelista (L) kisses her
boyfriend Senator Chiz Escudero.
|Fuming Parents: Reynaldo Ongpauco (R) and Cecilia Payawal, |
Heart's smarting parents who owned the food chain Barrio Fiesta assailed
on TVrecently Escudero's Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personalities.
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY - Senator Francis Escudero took recently a swipe at the parents of his girlfriend actress Heart Evangelista in a press meeting here.
The senator who is seeking reelection in this year's middle term polls deplored the decision of Reynaldo Ongpauco and Cecilia Payawal, owners of the food chain Barrio Fiesta, who aired their grievances that turned ugly in the mass media against the senator whom they opposed as boyfriend of their 28 years old daughter.
“May anak din ako at mahal ko sila. Kung may problem ako hindi ako magpapatawag ng press con kakausapin ko iyong anak,” he stressed.
Escudero, known by his nickname as Chiz, said as a parent he knows too the best thing a parent should give to their children.
He thought that the “Romeo & Juliet” liked relationship he has with Heart only happened in the movies where parents throw their weights to destroy a beautiful affair. “Iyong kuwento ng bawal na pag-ibig, bawal ibigin ng mahirap iyong mayaman iyon pala sa tunay na buhay din nangyayari iyon. Hindi ko akalain bakit sa pangyayari na iyon ako pa”.
He said the crisis he and Heart weather now is a tough call.
“Sana malampasan namin ito kasi pag malagpasan namin ito wala na sigurong hamon na pagsubok na puweding ibato sa darating na panahon”.
Meanwhile, the senator, who was accompanied by senatorial bet Grace Poe and Abono Party List chairman Rosendo So at the Star Plaza Hotel here, declared that he has no personal knowledge about the demolition job perpetrated in the media by his probable opponent in the 2016 vice presidential election. “Wala akong ebidensiya. Ayaw ko magbintang. Pero sa tagal-tagal ko na sa pulitika hindi na ako nagugulat kung may mga ganyang galaw. Nakakalungkot lang dahil lumang pulitika. Ang paninira ng kapwa kandidato imbes na ang pag-uusapan plataporma nila”.
Political pundits said that Escudero and Senator Jinggoy Estrada are being groomed to cross sword on the number two highest position of the land in the 2016 poll.