Escudero on Heart: ‘I love her, but…’


Senator Francis Escudero with girlfriend Heart Evangelista in an out-of-town vacation. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines—Beleaguered re-electionist Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero waxes poetic again in his statement to the media regarding the controversy involving his girlfriend, show-biz personality Heart Evangelista and her parents.

“Mahal ko siya pero maliwanag naman na matindi itong pinagdadaanan namin (I love her but it’s clear that what we’re going through is tough),” he said in statement posted on his official Facebook account on Thursday.

This came after Heart’s parents, Baby and Rey Ongpauco, gave an earlier interview to the media, detailing why they didn’t like the 43-year-old senator for their daughter, who just celebrated her 28th birthday on February 14.

Escudero said Evangelista is the one more affected in the ongoing word war between him and Evangelista’s parents but also pointed out that Evangelista is of the right age to decide what’s best for her.

“Walang pwedeng magdikta, manghimasok sinuman kung ano ang gagawin at hindi niya gagawin at kung amo ang sasabihin at hindi niya sasabihin, may sarili na siyang pag-iisip at kaisipan (No one can dictate, intrude on what she has to do or not to do and what she will say or not say. She has her own mind).”

Escudero made an appeal to the Ongpauco couple and to the public to respect Heart’s decision.

“Sana kung ano man ang pasya niya, galangin nating lahat, pati ako (I hope whatever is her [Heart] decision, let us respect it, including me,” Escudero said.

He also asked his critics not to use the issue as part of their campaign.  He made a request to just focus their “attacks” on him.

“Maski ako na, huwag na lang siya ([Just train your guns] on me, not her [Heart],” he said.

“Dalangin ko sana malagpasan itong pagsubok na aming dinadaanan, ng aming samahan. Siguro panahon na lang ang makakapagsabi (I pray that we overcome this hurdle in our relationship. Only time will tell),” Escudero said.

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  • doublecross

    si chiz, dami gimik nyan….aba’y pati ba naman panis, pilit na ibigin…..hoy, basura na yan!

  • actsfdapstle

    I am disappointed with Heart… :(

  • disqus_zHdrxFdM0O

    e kung totoong ayusin ang gusot e bakit media pa? puntahan niya magulang ni heart, palibhasa puro rhetoric lang hayop na ito, palaging tumutula! wala naman nagawa a! pati media mileage gusto libre!pwe

  • Pedro_Gil

    Bilib ka rin dito sa senatong, di kanaisnais ang mukha, bastos ang paguugali at nakuha si Heart na patay na patay sa kanya. Nagpapanggap pang pobre eh nasa kanya ang parte ng pork barrel. Anyway, honor your father and mother. Si escudero, walang modo at parang walang pinagaralan. kaya siguro iniwanan ng unang asawa. lahat nag dedeny sa masama niyang pagtrato at pauugali dahil baka mawalan ng sustento si dating misis? sana matalo sa election ang opportunistang ito. Cradle snatcher!

  • babydatsme

    Let go of Heart. She and her family will be the cause of destruction for your political ambition. May be some other time, in the the right place and the right person. Who will be able to help you gain respect from public Not dragging you down.

  • Beth Grajo

    Pwede ka rin sa drama chiz!!! sa presinto ka na magpaliwanag lasengo!!!

  • niejann somar

    I Love Her but…I LOVE MYSELF MORE!!! hehe…

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