Santiago: It’s time for Heart Evangelista’s parents to ‘let her go’


Heart Evangelista and Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – “It’s time for the family to let go of Heart (Evangelista) because she’s 28,” so said Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who considers the actress, her surrogate daughter.

“I think they should just think all of these over and maybe it’s time for the family to let go of Heart because she’s 28, “Santiago said in a phone patch interview with Senate reporters on Thursday, when sought to react on the controversy between the actress and her boyfriend, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

“If she’s not learned anything after all those series of boyfriends that the media has publicized, she’ll never learn it.  I think the best thing to do is let go. She has to learn her lessons her way,” she said.

Santiago said she was “very heart-sick, “very disappointed” and “depressed “because she was hoping that she could have a mother-daughter relationship with Heart. But it seemed she said that the actress was in a “state of rebellion” against her parents.

“I never had a daughter you know so I thought I could have a mother-daughter relationship with her, and I’m very, very disappointed. In fact,   depressed those things have turned out this way. So I’m just going to distance myself from her from now on,” she said.

“Apparently I may have certain professional ability but guidance and counseling is not one of them,’ she added.

In the end, Santiago said, she was glad that she never had a daughter.

“My boys were so much better. Ang hirap pala ng anak na babae. I have brothers and sisters. I’ve dealt with all my siblings but we never had this kind of a problem,” she said.

“I think Heart is in a state of rebellion against her parents.  I don’t know what happened because I wasn’t on the scene. Whatever her parents say, she will immediately do the opposite,” said the senator.

Santiago said she is close not only to Heart but to her family. In fact, she said, Heart’s parents have confided to her their problems on their daughter and Escudero. But she said she was surprised that the parents came out   in the public to talk about the conflict.

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  • doublecross

    siempre nakuha na niya, kaya sorry ka!

  • boybakal

    Santiago: It’s time for Heart Evangelista’s parents to ‘let her go’
    It’s parent’s problem….not constitutional.
    Guilty ka lang….ikaw ang nagbuyo kay Heart.

  • Tnosce

    It is so sad, sayang na sayang. The Ongpaucos are good parents who cared for their daughter Heart.

  • dodong1

    bulag ang pag ibig miski ano man ang sabi at pangaral ng magulang yung anak pa rin ang masusunod, besides baka malaki ang itit ni chiz…ha ha haha

  • ShibumiNinja

    Miriam your advise in unsolicited and shamelessly impertinent and irrelevant… not your business. This is a family matter… not the business of RH people….

  • Paliwaweng

    Tsismoso at teleserye mentality talaga ang karamihan sa mga pinoy. Walang kapakinabangang pambayan.
    Matanda na sila para pakialaman. Leave them alone.

  • tinots

    kasi pag artista naka relasyon ni heart, eh madali magawa ng magulang niya na ipaghiwalay ang kanilang anak…..Eh ngayon, si chizz na ang nakarelasyon nito. Mahirap pala, sanay sa init ng kontrebersya sa politika at natunan si heart. Eh ayun, namulat si neneng. Sabi ni nanay: “patay”. Di na niya mapa ikot ang utak ng anak! hehehehe

  • jseesus

    mga bobo talaga yng mga nagcocoment dito palibhasa lahing indio kayong mga hinayupaksky, masisi nyo ba kung ganun kamahal nla ang kanilang anak, palibhasa pinoy kahit anak maging mail order bride o pokpok, katulong ok na sa pinoy basta may datung. kya wala asenso pinoy, typical pinoy indio ugali ni escudero kya ayaw ng magulang sa kanya. ganun talaga ang mga chinese utak ang pinaiiral hindi puso dahil minsan nabubulagan ang tao. saka super social at yaman ang mga ongpauco kaya natural protektahan nila yaman nila sa isang oportunista gya ni escudero.

    • Vin

      hey you chink (assuming that you are even though you typed in tagalog) you can air your opinions but don’t use the derogatory term used by the spaniards for the filipinos, even i didn’t like the term used as a title by a certain telenovela being aired now.

      yes as pinoys we have a long way to go but we are learning bit by bit to become a better nation, a better people. don’t make the mistake of generalizing all filipinos to prefer money over family. in the first place why do most poor persons, even blindly, allow themselves to become mail order brides, pokpoks, or maids as you put it; was it because they love their families so much that they are willing to sacrifice themselves despite the clear indication of being used by them. yes it is a very disgusting but that is out of love for family.

      now about not blaming heart’s family for loving their child so much, then why did they chose to air publicly their problems about heart’s relationship with chiz instead of discussing this privately as a family. i don’t think putting your child into an embarrassing situation in public shows that you love them. Because of this the more heart will rebel.

      so i hope you stop making an irresponsible comment about filipinos this way you chink.

  • DakuAkongUtin

    This is the end of CHizzy azz. Who will be his next spellbound victim to further his politcal career? Bikolandiong Exkspreso talaga ang hayup na ito.

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