Jaclyn Jose is firm in saying that she will stand by her daughter Andi Eigenmann and granddaughter Ellie no matter what.
"We're very good now. Everybody is good in the family.
"Intact lang kami, buo ang loob, kapit-kapit.
"Walang hihiwalay at kung madapa ang isa, madadapa ang lahat."
Last September, Max Eigenmann revealed that Jake Ejercito is the father of Andi Eigenmann's daughter.
(Read: Jake Ejercito is the father of Andi Eigenmann's daughter, claims Andi's sister)
How does Jaclyn feel about this development?
"Ang importante sa amin, nagmamahalan kami at nagsusuportahan kaming pamilya.
"Sa lahat ng laban, hindi ko iiwanan si Andi at si Ellie.
"I always remind her that I love her and si Ellie. I said I will protect them with my life.
"Hindi ko bibitawan ang dalawang iyan, mahal ko 'yan, e, kadugtong ng buhay ko 'yan, e."
Is Andi on speaking terms wth Jake Ejercito?
"I don't wanna...I cannot talk about that kasi it's Andi.
"Nandun lang po ako na anak ko, si Andi, at apo ko, si Ellie.
"Hanggang dun lang po ang puwede kong sabihin."
She refuses to comment either about Albie Casino, who had consistently denied he fathered Ellie.
"I cannot talk about that because hindi ko iyon sakop.
"Ang aking lang pong puwede ng sabihin ay si Andi at ang aking apo."
The veteran actress also admits to being piqued by nosy netizens.
When her granddaughter was maligned online, Jaclyn showed her fierce side in her response to the basher.
(Read: Jaclyn Jose to basher: "Sisiguraduhin ko na babalikan kita.")
She says, "Minsan, nakakasagot rin tayo pag hindi tayo nakakapagpigil.
"Pero after a while, nare-realize rin na it's their opinion, karapatan nila yun.
"Pero ang importante, huwag magpadala.
"Kasi ako nanghihina ako pag nagbabasa ako ng [comments].
"Kaya huwag na lang magbasa para hindi mapanghinaan ng loob."
At present, the GMA-7 actress just wants to focus on her work, "Let's be quiet and work."
She adds, "We want to prove that we are human also and we are very affected at nasasaktan.
"Pero tahimik lang, kapit-kapit lang.
"We do not dwell on things that will make us feel sad or low.
"We just look at the things that are happening to her and to us, may Oscars pa tayo.
"God's will, sasama si Andi sa Oscars."
Jaclyn is hopeful that their film Ma'Rosa will get nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 89th Academy Awards.
As the Best Actress winner in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Jaclyn was one of the celebrities honored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) last night, October 18, at the FDCP Cinematheque in Kalaw, Manila.
It was also at this event that Jaclyn chanced upon Charo Santos Concio, whom she worked with in several episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya.
She broke down in tears when her former boss complimented her.