Pia Magalona notified before release of vlog with Francis M’s alleged lover—'Pinoy Pawnstars' owner | Inquirer Entertainment

Francis Magalona’s wife Pia was notified of vlog with his alleged lover, daughter — ‘Pinoy Pawnstars’ owner

/ 01:36 PM October 19, 2023

Pia Magalona

(L-R) “Pinoy Pawnstars” owner Jayson Luzadas, Gaile Francesca, Abegail Rait, Luzadas’ partner, Francis Magalona and Pia Magalona. Image: Facebook/Pinoy Pawnstars; Instagram/@piamagalona

Before uploading the video of Francis Magalona’s alleged secret lover on social media, Jayson Luzadas of “Pinoy Pawnstars” claimed he made an effort to inform the late rapper’s wife, Pia, but that he did not receive any response from her.

Luzadas, also known as Boss Toyo who collects items of local artists and documents it through the YouTube series “Pinoy Pawnstars,” earlier paid half a million pesos for a Francis M-jersey from Abegail Rait, a former flight attendant who claimed to have a romantic relationship with the Master Rapper—the result of which was a now 15-year-old daughter who takes after him in looks and talent in rap.


In his interview on “One Balita Pilipinas” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the social media personality admitted that even he was taken aback by Rait’s revelation, adding that more than the jersey with a P500,000 price tag, the memorabilia was made even more valuable because of what it symbolized.


Still, he said he was initially torn on whether he would upload the vlog or not because he also took into consideration the “other side of the story,” apparently referring to Francis’ family with Pia.

“Wala po akong idea na merong gano’n, na si idol natin na si Sir Francis—nagulat po tayo,” Luzadas said, speaking to news anchor Cheryl Cosim. “Pero ang sa akin, OK lang naman ‘yon kasi meron talagang mga gano’ng pangyayari na ‘di natin inaasahan.”

(I had no idea that our idol, Francis M, had an [affair]—we were surprised… But for me, that’s OK because such things happen even if we do not expect it.)

Luzadas then disclosed that he already met Pia once when he bought Francis’ “Bagsakan” polo, which was auctioned in March for Parokya ni Edgar member Gab Chee Kee’s medical treatment. Luzadas claimed he had reached out to Pia to notify her of his video about Rait, but that she did not reply to him.

“I texted Ma’am Pia. I informed her na naka-schedule po ‘yung upload [nung video]. I didn’t bother to call kasi nakakahiya,” Luzadas explained. (I informed her that the video was already scheduled for upload. I didn’t bother to call her because I was shy.)

“It was really hard for me. Actually, it took me hundred times before I decided to upload it [because I knew] it will really spread like wildfire,” he continued, but that it couldn’t be helped since talks of Francis’ supposed affair have already been on the internet since 2009. “Sabi ko darating din ‘yung punto na malalaman ng tao so I will take the risk for my show.” (I figured that the public would know about it in one way or another so I [took] the risk for my show.)


When asked if he had doubts about Rait’s claims, Luzadas said he had none, noting the strong resemblance between Francis and Gaile Francesca, the late rapper’s supposed daughter who came with Rait to the “Pinoy Pawnstars” shop and was also featured on Luzadas’ vlog.

“Si Francesca, mag-aartista din kasi siya so sooner or later din talaga, it will come out… ‘Yun din ‘yung [nagpa-decide] sa akin na ipalabas ko na siya…,” Luzadas added.

(Francesca will also enter show business so [the affair] would really come out sooner or later. That was also one of the factors that made me decide to release [the vlog].)

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Pia and her children with Francis have yet to publicly comment on the matter, although their son Frank intrigued netizens after he liked a Twitter post from a netizen who called Rait a “homewrecker” and “mistress.” 

Frank Magalona

Image: X/@frankiko

Francis was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2008 and died in March 2009. EDV

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