Napaiyak si Cecile Ongpauco nang ibahagi niya ang kalagayan ng asawang si Rey Ongpauco, ang ama ng aktres na si Heart Evangelista.
Isang text message lamang daw ang iniwan ni Heart sa kanila buhat nang umalis ito sa tinutuluyang condo sa Makati.
Kuwento ni Mrs. Ongpauco, “She texted her father, and her father was very, very hurt yesterday.
“And so I felt sorry for my husband because he’s not used to… You know, parang our family is very conservative, kasi we’re parang old school.
"And no one of the kids has ever, ever done that to him.”
Si Heart ang pinakabata sa limang magkakapatid.
Sa sama nga raw ng loob ay hindi na makakain ang ama ni Heart, na marami na ring nararamdamang sakit sa katawan.
Patuloy ng ina ni Heart, “It’s just very hurtful for her father and he couldn’t eat anymore.
“He just couldn’t eat and she knows her dad has a lot of... You know, he’s turning 70 and he’s not very vocal about what he feels.
“But I had to call my other doctor to come because I could feel his pain and he couldn’t eat anymore. He was choking when I was trying to make him eat.
“And he just doesn’t deserve that because he’s been the best father to my children.
"And dapat hindi ganun because we didn’t raise her [Heart] that way.”
Sinagot ba ng kanyang asawa ang text message ni Heart?
Ani Mrs. Ongpauco, “Yes. He tried.
"And then he couldn’t any more eat. He took na his medication for his heart and his hypertension.