How's Assunta De Rossi and her married life to Congressman Jules Ledesma?
At the presscon for Magkaibang Mundo held on May 12, at the GMA Network Center, she began, “Okay naman. Nasa probinsiya siya, e."
Assunta added that her husband, who's also the representative of Negros Occidental, did not run for any post this election.
“Third termer na. He cannot run for the same position.
“Ang nanalo, ang pinatakbo niya is the mayor of Escalante City, si Mayor Biboy Yap, the uncle of James.
"He won, super-landslide!”
Why didn't he run for senator?
“Ayoko. Kung gusto niyang magkaanak, itigil na niya ang kalokohang ito,” Assunta said with a laugh.
“So sabi ko, ‘Gusto mo bang magkaanak?’
“'Tapos sabi niya, ‘Hindi, hindi na! Gusto ko na rin,’ sabi niya.”
The couple tied the knot in 2002, and it's really their goal to have a baby this year.
“Oo. 'Tsaka kailangan din naming asikasuhin yung bahay namin.
“At saka kailangan niya ring mag-focus din sa negosyo kasi, ano ba tawag dito? Kinu-consolidate din namin kasi yung two estates, kaming mag-asawa na lang ang may control over the two estates.
“So ang tedious niya, e. Ipamimigay din naman namin sa workers but it’s really, really tedious.
“Hindi puwedeng mahati yung atensiyon.”
According to the actress, "sixty per cent" of the entire land in San Carlos will be given to the workers.
She resumed, “So we’re in the process of consolidating the two estates kasi magkaibang company ito, e. So kinu-consolidate, pag-iisahin na namin.
“The ancestral home is Hacienda Fortuna, it’s over a hundred years old, and the other one, Hacienda Euzkara, ang pangalan niya, Gamboa Hermanos, Inc.
“Euzkara, it means land of the vasts. It was owned by the Gamboa family before the Ledesmas bought this in 1960.
"So Ledesma Hermanos and Gamboa Hermanos, magiging isang company na lang siya.
“Parang magiging isang pangalan na lang, and it’s very tedious."
This writer commented, "Ang bait naman nilang mag-asawa."
Assunta said, “Hindi naman, nasa batas yun. Land reform, di ba?
PREGNANCY PROBLEMS? She's now 35, while Ledesma is 54.
“Hindi naman, ano lang naman ito, hindi naman ito siguro aabutin ng mga ilang taon.”
On why they remain childless after 13 years, Assunta admitted, “I have so many problems kasi physically.
“Hahayaan ko na lang yung doctor ko na lang umayos.”
Her OB-gynecologist assured her she can get pregnant.
“Puwede daw. Kailangan lang may mga ayusin.”