MANILA, Philippines- In the midst of the issue involving Kris Aquino and Mayor Herbert Bautista, a report by Philippine Star columnist Ricky Lo on Thursday disclosed that the Quezon City mayor has allegedly not yet broken up with his common law wife, Tates Gana.
An unnamed source close to Gana revealed that although the two are not living in the same roof, “they haven’t really broken up.”
According to the source, Bautista and Gana’s two children are affected by news confirming Kris Aquino’s relationship with their father.
The long-time partners have two children: Athena, 18 and Harvey, 10, who is a child actor in the kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit”.
Currently, Gana and her children are spending their vacation in Boracay island. The source even added that the children are considering going abroad.
Earlier this week, Aquino admitted that she is dating Bautista.
Who is Tates Gana?
In an article published in Manila Coconuts on April 9, Wednesday, Ma. Teresa “Tates” Gana may not be a showbiz personality but has a lot of friends and connections in the industry. Gana used to organize Mayor Herbert Bautista’s events.
Gana founded iHelp Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to help children and young adults with cancer since she wants “to show gratitude for the many blessings she has received”.
She is also the CEO and President of iLearn Center, “a fast-growing training center that offers TESDA-accredited programs.”
According to a report by Mario Bautista in Showbizportal.com on April 6, Monday, Gana seems not to care about the Kris-Bistek issue.
“Talagang dedma lang siya at hindi niya sineryoso.”
(She doesn’t really care and she’s not taking it seriously.)
The Queen of All Media finally admitted that there is something going on between her and Bautista during her show Aquino and Abunda Tonight which aired on April 7.