Bernard Palanca Wants To Marry Jerika EjercitoBernard Palanca is ready to face former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada if that means he will get to marry his daughter, Jerika Ejercito. Bernard and Jerika are expecting their first born.
This is the second time Bernard will become a father. The first one was with his former wife, Meryll Soriano. Elijah, his child with Meryll, is now six years old.
Jerika and Bernard started going out two years ago. Jerika is now seven months pregnant. Since her family discovered she was pregnant, Bernard has not met her father yet.
Mayor Erap is vocal about his adoration of Jerika. He calls her "princess." She is also known to be the former President's favorite daughter. Jerika is his eldest with former actress Laarni Enriquez.
"So, kung kailangan kong dumaan ng [butas ng] karayom o tatlong karayom pa, I mean, pagdadaanan ko yun. Since day one, sinabi kong gusto ko siya, sige."
Bernard described his relationship with Jerika as "complete." He also appreciates the kind of support he gets from the President's daughter.
The former actor knows he has nothing but good intentions for Jerika. So even if the whole world is against it, he will fight for their relationship. He wants only the best for Jerika.
Before they get married, Bernard wants to get Jerika's family's approval and blessing. He also wants to be deserving of her hand.
They are expecting a baby boy, who they will name Isaiah.
Bernard is a changed man now. He converted to Born-Again Christian because of his girlfriend. She has such a good influence on him that all the negativities in his life are gone now.
He cannot complain anymore, and he now believes people can change if they only take the right steps and have the right support.
Also, people who want to change need to trust themselves that they can do it, Bernard added.