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Jason Francisco on Melai Cantiveros's pregnancy: 'Pinaghandaan naman talaga na mabuo yan'

Jason Francisco admits he has been getting ready to start his own family this year.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/26/2013 12:02 AM
Jason Francisco on Melai Cantiveros's pregnancy: 'Pinaghandaan naman talaga na mabuo yan'


102613-melason_main.jpgAs part of the cast of the new Primetime Bida series Honesto, Jason Francisco admitted he is excited to work on a major project with his ladylove Melai Cantiveros, who is four months on the way. “Siyempre yung mga kasama namin mga big time talaga kaya ma-e-excite ka talaga kaya good luck sa amin (laughs),” he said.

In the series, Jason plays a policeman married to Melai. Jason said he tried his best to give justice to the role. “Parang tinatanong ko lang sa mga director kung ano yung kailangan kong gawin kasi nga namadali ito kaya wala masyadong mga workshops so tinatanong ko na lang kay direk kung ano yung puwede ko maidagdag sa eksena. Yung role ko pulis na may pamilya din so looking forward ako to it,” he admitted.

When asked why it took him and Melai so long to admit that they reconciled, Jason said it was for practical reasons. “Sa totoo lang, nagbigay na ako ng hint noon eh. Sinabi ko kay Melai, ‘Ga, magpaparinig na ako sa kanila’ kasi nung time na yun buntis na siya. So binigyan ko kayo ng hint kasi baka maudlot pa. Mas maganda mas malakas na siya, kumakapit na,” he recalled.

Jason said the decision to have a baby was a mutual one. “Kasi sa PBB (Pinoy Big Brother) pa naman, kung 25 na kami go na kaso nag-break kami ng isang taon. Hindi kasi alam ng tao na nagbalikan na kami. Sa bahay ko na nga sila nakatira na sobrang tagal, ilang months na halos a year din so hindi na lang naming ipinaalam na nagkabalikan na kami kasi kung may plano na kami, kasi di ba pag artista ka, mas maigi na malalaman nila in the future at least good news hindi yung pag-uusapan nila na nagkabalikan na naman kayo. Same questions, same answer. So ang maigi ito bago talaga, good news at new life na,” he admitted.

Jason said starting their family was something he made sure Melai wanted to do despite having a busy career. “Siyempre tinanong ko siya kung gusto rin niya magka-baby na, hindi ko naman yan basta didiligan so ang inisip ko kung ready na siya, ready na ako tapos yung mga responsibitility niya sa parents niya medyo smooth na para ready na sa family namin. Sa totoo lang, unang una pinaghandaan naman talaga na mabuo yan, three months nga ginawa eh. Ngayon hindi ko pa ma-i-ano yung feelings ko, parang minsan tinatanong ko na alng sa sarili ko kung ano yung puwede kong gawin para maging isang mabuting ama at asawa,” he said.

Even though some of Melai's friends in showbiz have expressed doubts about his capacity to raise a family, Jason said he is not bothered by this impression. “Hindi kasi nila ako kilala, sila puwede nila sabihin kung ano gusto nilang sabihin, kumbaga sa totoo lang nag-react sa kanila yung parents ko sa province kasi daw bakit tayo lahat masaya tapos sila ganun. Sabi ko hayaan na lang natin sila kasi hindi rin naman nila ako kilala, hindi naman ako close sa kanila. Kasi hindi nila ako kilala, yung itsura ko ganito eh. Pero hindi ako ganun,” he said.

The 26-year-old Honesto actor said supporting family is something he has been doing even before becoming a housemate in Pinoy Big Brother. “Sabi ko nga dalawa na lang yung bubuhayin ko ngayon eh kumbaga ilang pamilya ko natulungan ko, tatlo yang pamilya. Kumabaga nakatulong ako sa kanila, sa aking mga pamangkin kahit papaano, so hindi nila yun alam. Ngayon dalawa lang pero imagine mo ilang family yung sa akin, eh hindi pa ako artista naitaguyod ko yun,” he revealed.

Their wedding which is set for the first week of December is going to be a modest but solemn affair which includes Melai's relatives from General Santos city. “Kakatapos lang kahapon ng pre-nup namin. Ibig sabihin may pre-nup eh di dire-diretso na yun. Siyempre si Miss Kris (Aquino) ninang talaga pero may iba-iba din na parang mga nakatrabaho naming nung una. Pero hindi naman naming ini-expect. At saka hindi rin naman naming hawak yung schedule nung mga artista,”he said.

Watch Jason in Honesto starting this Monday, October 28 after TV Patrol on ABS-CBN.