- Artist addressed estranged mother following her criticism of ‘MMK’ episode
- He said he still loved her, is hoping they can reconcile someday
- He also urged people to show tolerance and respect
MANILA, Philippines – Artist Jake Zyrus (Charice Pempengco) took to social media to post a heartfelt message for his estranged mother Raquel Pempengco following the latter’s disapproval of the ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ episode of their life story.
In his post on his Instagram account, Zyrus said he still love his mother and hopes that they can reconcile someday.
“Sa aking ina, totoo po ito, walang halong showbiz o kung ano man, alam mo na mahal na mahal na mahal kita. Pasensya na po kung hindi ko maibigay ang mga pangangailangan na nakasanayan po dati,” he said. “Alam ko po ang lahat ng ginawa mo para sa akin, alam ko rin po na kahit anong mangyari, pamilya tayo. Someday magiging okay po ang lahat.”
[To my mother, you know I love you very much, and this really has nothing to do with showbiz. Sorry if I could not provide the things like I used to in the past. I know everything you did for me, and I know we’ll still be family despite what may happen. Someday everything will be okay.]
Pempengco had blasted the episode; saying the events made it appear as if she was a gold-digger when in reality she also experience a lot of hardship raising him and his sibling as a single mother.
Zyrus also addressed the public; saying he hopes people can learn to be accepting of others’s differences.
“Sana ay ang makuha po ninyo ay ang maintindihan ang lahat, mahalin ang kapwa, irespeto at tanggapin natin sila kahit hindi natin sila naiintindihan,” he said.
[I hope you all learn to understand, love your neighbors, and respect and accept them even though we can’t really understand them.]