Ogie Diaz proud dad as daughter graduates from high school despite bullying experience
Ogie Diaz could not help but express his happiness and pride as his eldest daughter Erin graduated from senior high school, despite stopping her studies in 2019 due to bullying.
The comedian-talent manager gave a glimpse of Erin’s graduation and recounted her journey before she achieved the milestone, as seen on his Facebook page last Saturday, Aug. 20.
“Nung huminto siya nung 2019 sa senior high, pinagbigyan ko, dahil na-bully at nabagot siya,” Diaz said. “Nung siya mismo ang nakaisip na gusto na niyang mag-aral uli, sabi ko, ‘O, usapan natin this time, ha? Pag huminto ka na naman, ibabawas ko sa savings mo ang ipinambayad ko ng tuition fee mo ha?”’
(I let her stop from schooling in 2019 because she got bullied and got bored. When she decided to return to school, I told her, “Well, this is our deal this time: if you decide to stop from studying again, I will deduct from your savings the tuition fee I paid.”)
Diaz also commended Erin as he witnessed how she worked hard to finish high school. He then asked her to do the same now that she will be taking culinary arts in college.
“Basta, ‘nak, pagbutihin mo. Wala naman kaming hangad ng mama mo kundi ang magandang future niyong magkakapatid,” he addressed his daughter.
(Just do your best, my child. I and your mother want nothing but a good future for you and your siblings.)
“And I always say this to all my daughters: mas magandang may tinapos kayo para pagdating ng araw na iwan kayo ng mga asawa niyo (prangkahan na), di kayo pwedeng pagmalakihan, dahil may natapos kayo at kaya n’yong magtrabaho, dahil may alam kayo,” he added.
(And I always say this to all my daughters: “It is better to finish your studies so should a time come that your partner leaves you (frankly speaking), they would not belittle you because you have a degree, and you can work because you have the skills.)
While he did not specify why his daughter Erin got bullied, Diaz has earlier disclosed that no one from his children came to him “sad” or “crying” because they got bullied over their father being gay.
Aside from Erin, Diaz has four more daughters with his wife Georgette del Rosario, who he has been with for about 22 years. JB
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