Heart Evangelista Asking For Her Parents' Understanding Regarding Her Relationship With Chiz EscuderoHeart Evangelista told her parents to let her decide if she still wants to be with boyfriend Senator Chiz Escudero.
She was a guest on GMA's H.O.T. TV on Sunday afternoon to answer the allegation hurled by her parents, Cecile and Rey Ongpauco, against Escudero.
Evangelista decided to finally break her silence because a lot of people are getting hurt, she said.
"Nahihiya na rin ako sa ibang mga taong nadadamay kaya I decided to speak today."
She revealed Escudero is really worried about her and how she was being affected by the issue.
She understands that her parents want to protect her from harm and heartaches, Evangelista said. She added though she needs to choose what makes her happy.
“So medyo mahirap, actually mahirap na nandito ako ngayon dahil mahal na mahal ko sila, mahal na mahal ko yung magulang ko at ginagawa ko ang lahat-lahat."
“Pero sana, hayaan na lang nila akong maging masaya, yung walang kokontra at walang pipigil kung anong nagpapatawa sa akin."
She also asked her parents to let learn from her own mistakes.
Evangelista couldn't understand what triggered her mother's reaction against the senator. She said they even went to Escudero's beach house, and that her father got along with the senator.
But her mom, Evangelista said, still cannot let go of her.
Evangelista came to the rescue of the senator and denied the allegations by her parents that Escudero was disrespectful to them.
"Senator siya, kung ibang tao nga ginagalang niya, yung mas mababang tao nga nandiyan siya para sa kanila, ano pa kaya yung magulang ng taong mahal niya?”
She couldn't remember if there was an incident wherein Escudero disrespected her parents.
Evangelista also said Escudero has no drinking problems. She added it was hard for her to tell that all the allegations are not true because it's like saying her parents are liars.
"Ang hirap talaga ng posisyon ko ngayon pero kung anuman ang nasasabi tungkol sa amin at sa kanya, hindi totoo yun."
When asked why her parents are acting that way, Evangelista said it is because they want them to part ways.
All of the things they are doing is to ruin her relationship with the senator, she said.
Evangelista said she "lost a lot of great people in my life because I chose them."
She was referring to ex-boyfriend Jericho Rosales, who she was with for three years. Her parents also didn't approve of Rosales. They didn't talk to her for the duration of their relationship.
Evangelista said she has let go of a lot of people just to make her parents happy. She said she doesn't want also her loved ones to be in a difficult position because of her.
The senator told her to respect her parents and to do what is right. Evangelista said they don't want to appease her parents anymore because they did everything already.
“Siguro ang best talaga is after this, mananahimik na po ako, si Chiz, at hahayaan na lang namin na lumipas dahil lahat ng tao nasasaktan ngayon."
"Hayaan na lang nating lumipas ito and it will all fall into place in God’s time.”
In her message to her father, Evangelista said she wants him to rest and be better. She added her father is always the one on her side, and that she wished he will finally see the truth.
When it comes to her mother, the actress asked her why she is doing this to her.
“Anak mo ako, pamilya tayo, tama na! Tama na ho."
“Walang mananalo dito, lahat tayo nasasaktan, lahat tayo talo dahil nawala tayo sa isa’t isa, we lost each other."
Asked about Escudero, she apologized to him, his family and his supporters.
“Napakabuti mong tao and I’m so sorry to his family at sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa kanya. Sana suportahan ninyo siya dahil napakabuti niyang tao. Nahihiya ako sa inyong lahat."