“Yes, nasasabihan ko rin naman siya. Like, as much as possible, na, 'Mom, stop fighting na with no names or mga hindi naman relevant people. Time, money, stress.'
"Like, sabi ko, 'Travel, magpaganda ka na lang with Dad.' Alam mo yun?
“Pero feeling ko, parang her years are not complete, e. Kailangan talaga niyang ma-express.
"So, we’d learn to accept that through the years. Alam na namin. Hindi na siya bagong konsepto sa bahay.”
Yung nangyari kailan lang sa burol ni Comedy King Dolphy, kunsaan nagkaroon ang ina niya ng engkuwentro sa movie reporter na si Chito Alcid. Ano ang reaksiyon niya dito?
“Well, again, I’ve said, sana naiwasan na lang, sana hindi na lang. But of course, she did explain herself to us.
"Pag ganoon, of course, we have a different type of fighting people and reacting. Kami naman, siyempre, kapag may nambastos sa 'yo and that’s your natural reaction...”
RICHARD AND SARAH. Sa huli, kinamusta rin ng PEP kay Raymond kung ano ang alam niya sa totoong status sa pagitan ng kakambal na si Richard Gutierrez at ang Kapuso young actress na si Sarah Lahbati.
Sabi naman ni Raymond, “I don’t know if they are official, but that’s none of my business.
"You know, I told him, sabi ko, 'I think we’re too old to meddle in our personal lives.' Whatever makes him happy. 'Hindi na ako makiki-epal sa lovelife mo.'
“Kasi, we’ve been in so many fights in the past about certain things, but now, whatever makes him happy.
"And he seems inspired to work, he’s inspired to work out and look his best and socialize and to live.
“Yun ang mahalaga at nakikita ko yun. Kung masaya siya, and Sarah serves as his inspiration, why not?”
Nakakasama na ba nila si Sarah?
“Nagkakasama kami kasi yung mga friends ni Sarah, kaibigan din namin. Even outside showbiz, our mutual friends. I’ve been with her a couple of times and she’s very nice.