A firm yet visibly dismayed Raquel Pempengco, mother of international singing sensation Charice, categorically said that she doesn’t believe the heartfelt song numbers dedicated to her by her daughter.
“Hindi ako naniniwala doon. ‘Di na ako naniniwala kung ngayon lang. Kung ‘yung Charice dati ang nagsabi no’n malamang naiiyak na ako no’n,” she said during a taped interview aired on Buzz ng Bayan on Sunday.
The most recent song number offered by Charice for Mommy Raquel was Maghintay Ka Lamang during recent guesting on Kris TV. Although she admits to not having seen the episode, Mommy Raquel said she heard about it when a customer where she’s working mentioned it to her to which she said, “Ah hayaan mo siyang kumanta.’”
“Dinadaan ko lang sa biro. Andito lang kami oh, makikipag-plastikan paba kami ang lapit lang namin para idaan pa niya sa ganon,” she said.
She added, “Kilala ko si Charice. May email, alam niya ang number ko. ‘Wag niya ng gawing showbiz pa ang buhay namin.”
Contrary to earlier reports, Mommy Raquel told Buzz ng Bayan that she has actually come to terms with the fact that her daughter is a lesbian. But what she can’t accept was Charice’s partner, Alyssa Quijano.
“Ayoko kay Alyssa,” she curtly said.
What does she have to say to Charice’s statements in the past that saying that she hopes to marry Alyssa in the future?
“Natatawa lang ako kapag naririnig ko ang kasal sa parehong babae,” stated Mommy Raquel.
In the report, the international singing sensation’s mother also claimed that she will forgive Charice soon as the singer ask for her forgiveness. However, a recent incident somehow added salt to her still stinging wound.
“Nakita ko ‘yung balita na ganon tungkol sa nanay ko, na ‘yun nga nag-attempt nga si Charice [dawn a mag-suicide] dahil doon [sa pera]. Nagulat nanaman ako sabay kinabukasan nakita ko nanaman na sinagot naman ni Charice na ‘Exaggerated people. Liars perhaps?’
“Sabi ko, bakit ganyan nag-comment ako. Ibig sabihin ng people marami ‘yan, maaaring isa na ako diyan dahil ang banggit ng nanay ko ako ang nagsabi na siya daw ay ganito, na nag-attempt daw na ganon eh di isa rin ako sa sinasabihan niya ng ganyan,” she lamented.
Lola Tess, the former X Factor of the Philippines judge’s grandmother, claimed in a recent interview that the singer allegedly attempted to commit suicide due to reportedly depleting funds.
With Christmas just around the corner and their rift seemingly far from being over, Mommy Raquel was asked if she would be missing his only daughter.
“Sanay narin naman ako na ilang taon rin naman ako na wala siya pag pasko. Mula ng 2010 na hindi na kami magkakasama ng bagong taon,” she said.