Gabby Concepcion is flanked by his daughters Garrie (left) and KC (right).

KC Concepcion and Garrie Concepcion candidly talked about each other and how they strengthened their bond as sisters even though they did not grow up together.

The two daughters of Gabby Concepcion were interviewed recently for the September 15 episode of Showbiz Inside Report. KC is the daughter of Gabby with Sharon Cuneta while Garrie is the daughter of Gabby with businesswoman Grace Ibuna.

Garrie admitted that she felt a rush of emotions when she got to hug her biological father for the first time.

“I grew up knowing Papa [referring to Gabby] pero iba yung feeling kapag kaharap mo na at niyakap ka for the first time. Nakaka-overwhelm!”

SIR host Janice de Belen jokingly addressed her ex-boyfriend Gabby and quipped: “Hi, Papa!”

A video interview of Gabby was then played wherein the actor admitted, “At one point, I wanted to have all my children together and it happened, one by one…slowly but surely. It’s timing. Everything is timing. Everything happened at the right time.”

Janice asked KC and Garrie to narrate how they became close to each other.

KC explained, “We have a Tita na youngest sister ng mga magkakapatid na Concepcion. Si Sandy Arellano, she is close to me and close to her [referring to Garrie]. Hindi pa kami magkakilala noon, ang naging middle man was our Tita.

“We were so young. We didn’t know kung paano ba mag-start. Ako ba kasi Ate ako? Ako ba ang mag-iistart ng conversation? Ako ba ang kailangan um-effort sa mga kapatid ko to have a relationship?”

The conversation then focused on their bond with their other half-sister Cloie Syquia Skarne, Gabby’s daughter with former actress Jenny Syquia.

“It just happened,” commented Garrie.

KC recalled: “I remember when I was young, when Cloie got in touch with us, siyempre, ang natural ko is to bumalik dun sa time na nagsusulatan kami.”

Why do they consider it important to bond as sisters?

“Kasi part sila ng pagkatao mo, eh, kung sino ka…they’re family,” Garrie pointed out.