Chiz Escudero still can’t call Heart’s father "daddy"
He says, however, that he loves and accepts them.
(SPOT.ph) It might be the dream of every son-in-law to be accepted into his new bride’s family, but it looks like Senator Chiz Escudero won’t be invited to family dinners any time soon.
When the letter of Heart Evangelista’s father, Reynaldo Ongpauco was read out during the newlywed’s reception, a report from PEP.ph said that that Escudero went onstage to make a statement, saying, "Sabi ng daddy ni Heart, mahalagang tanggapin ko siya. Oo, gagawin ko siya, ginagawa ko yun [...] Hindi ko lang siya [Mr. Ongpauco] puwedeng tawaging ’Daddy’ o ’Tatay’ hangga't hindi niya sinasabi."
He also added that even if Heart’s parents don’t accept him or their marriage completely, he, on the other hand, accepts them. "Pero nais kong sabihin, mahal at tinatanggap ko sila dahil bahagi sila ni Heart, hindi kailanman puwede alisin yun," he said.
In case you were wondering, Mr. Ongpauco’s letter partly said, "Sana Chiz, mahalin mo nang buong buo ang anak namin. Accept everything about her. [...] When I see Chiz loving you the way you deserve to be loved, I will come knocking at your door."
He didn’t divulge the full reason why they didn’t attend the wedding, but said, "...a lot of things has happened that hinder us from going." [sic]