Pagkatapos magpatawag ng press conference ang mga magulang ni Heart Evangelista na sina Rey at Cecilia Ongpauco kahapon, March 19, isang official statement naman ang inilabas ni Mrs. Ongpauco sa media ngayong araw, March 20.
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Ang nilalaman ng statement ay ang sagot ng pamilya Ongpauco sa naging pahayag ni Heart upang ipagtanggol ang kanyang “lover” na si Senator Chiz Escudero.
Nakasaad sa statement: “We believe that we have a right to defend ourselves against unfair accusations made by Heart, under the dictation of Chiz, who clearly wrote the letter signed by Heart and published by a movie columnist.”
Idiniin din dito ang agwat ng mga edad at estado nina Chiz at Heart— “Chiz, who is a lawyer, is 44 and previously married. Heart, who has not finished high school, is 28 years old, the youngest child, and previously the baby of her parents.”
UNACCEPTABLE. Inisa-isa rin ng ina ni Heart kung bakit “unacceptable” sa kanilang pamilya ang senador:
“1. Religious Reason. Chiz obviously has a personality defect. His wife, with whom he has two children, left him for reasons that have been the talk of Metro Manila. Chiz and his wife obtained a civil annulment. Thus, under the rules of the Catholic church to which my family belongs, Chiz is disqualified to remarry, unless he obtains a Church annulment.
“2. Personality Problem. Chiz is surrounded by unsavory gossip which has already reached social media. The cause of his annulment and his peculiar habits are swirling over his head, and he has never bothered to explain himself. He projects himself as a wholesome candidate, but we know better. We challenge Chiz to stop dictating to our daughter. Stop hiding behind the skirts of Heart and stop using her as an armor to shield yourself from very serious questions about your character and personality.
“3. Alcoholic. The first time Chiz visited our home, we saw that he was drunk and he smelled of alcohol. The second time he went to our family home, he was again drunk, carrying a bottle of red wine. During both visits, he hardly spoke a respectful word. He sat slumped in a chair with his legs spread outward. He has never formally asked for our daughter’s hand, or explained how he will support her and his wife at the same time.
“4. Illusions. According to Heart, Chiz has promised her that he will become President by 2016, and then she will be addressed as ’First Lady.’ The staff of Chiz sometimes addresses him as Mr. President. This is pure seduction, because we believe Chiz does not stand any chance to become President or Vice-President, owing to his secret character.
“Furthermore, he once boasted to Heart that he runs a lucrative law office, and that a multinational is poised to pay his law firm over P200 million a year for lawyering for the multinational. One more boast of Chiz is that he has already the guaranteed financial contribution of a businessman who has been listed among the ten billionaires of the Philippines, but who is under investigation by the Senate. Heart believes all these claims made by her boyfriend, without any evidence.
“5. Opportunism. Chiz has virtually moved into the condo unit owned by Heart. He uses her Mercedes Benz at will, particularly during night time, indicative of her own disturbed personality. Heart encourages this behavior from Chiz, as she did with the rest of her prior boyfriends. She has been diagnosed as a needy personality, but she refuses psychiatric treatment.
“6. Case vs. Chiz. Because of Heart’s naiveté, I have been compelled to act as her talent manager. We recently signed Heart’s contract with a certain TV channel. Now, Chiz is urging her to have my name removed as talent manager. All the acts of Chiz indicate that his public persona is far different from his real character. My husband and I are in the process of gathering evidence to prove that he is a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality, as suggested by a print columnist.”
CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST CHIZ. Sabi pa ni Mrs. Ongpauco, dahil sa mga nangyari ay balak nilang magsampa ng demanda laban kay Chiz:
“a criminal case for libel, for claiming that he is caught in the middle of a family feud; when the truth is, Chiz is the very source of our family feud.”
Posible rin daw silang magsampa ng karagdagang criminal complaint “for incriminating an innocent person.”
Hindi pa rito natatapos dahil magpa-file din daw sila ng civil complaint “for meddling with, or disturbing the private life of another.”
IMMATURE. Sa huli, sinabi ni Mrs. Ongpauco na bagamat 28 years old na ang kanilang anak, “she does not have the mature mind of someone of that age.”
Dagdag pa niya, “She still thinks like a young girl. She is easily swayed by people who prey on her insecurities and lack of confidence.
“Heart has personality problems, and Chiz, who is also suffering from his own personality problem, is doing his best to confuse her, to the extent of alienating her affections against us.”
Kapag nakakuha na raw sila ng matibay na ebidensiya na maaaring ipresenta sa korte, ilalantad daw ng pamilya Ongpauco kung ano talagang klaseng tao si Chiz.
Sabi pa sa statement, “Since he has inveigled Heart to take his side (which she has always done with all of her prior boyfriends, indicating how unstable she is) our family has decided to disown her scandalous behavior.”
Bukas ang PEP sa panig nina Heart at Chiz kaugnay ng bagong pahayag na ito ng mga magulang ni Heart.