In what seemed like a response to Annabelle Rama's nameless tweets asking someone to just take care of Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez's son Baby Zion to ward off negative vibes, Esther Lahbati on Thursday posted a bunch of photos of her and her grandson.
But more than the cute photos of Baby Zion, what got the netizens buzzing were the intriguing captions posted by Sarah's mother.
In one photo, she lamented "From Switzerland to LA kami lang lagi mag-Lola sa hirap. Pero ano 'to nangyayari na 'to?"
Esther in other photos, she went on sharing about the "moments of truth" which tells of the hardships that she and husband Abdel endured just to take care of Baby Zion and and to hide him from the public eye.
"Ito 'yung moments of truth na ang hirap ko kung pano ko siya itatago sa tao. Hinihintay ko ang oras na walang tao sa daan sa Geneva para lang mailabas si Zion," she shared.
"Kahit saan kami pumunta para kaming TNT. Sa Italy ito kami 3 lagi ang magkakasama. So nasaan kami ngayon, balewala na?" Esther continued referring to undocumented workers abroad called TNT, which is short for Tago ng Tago.
She even highlighted that she was in Los Angeles too, where according to Richard, Zion spent most of his time after he was born in Switzerland before finally going to the Philippines.
Esther further lamented that "It's not all about the material things."
"Iniwan din nila sakin si Baby Zion nagkasakit ako ng October bumalik ako ng Switzerland for my checkup. Then bumalik ako ng LA Jan. 7, 14 para madala ko nasa Philippines si Zion dahil hindi nila kaya ilabas si Zion," shared Esther.
In one of Annabelle's tweets, she said that she's enjoying her time as a doting Lola to Baby Zion but according to Esther it was their family who took on the bulk of caring for Baby Zion.
"Lahat ng hirap kami tapos ngayon ang claim ng Lola sila ang nag-alaga. Wow! Maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw ang mga pictures na ito," she revealed.
Meanwhile, Annabelle's only daughter Ruffa Gutierrez finally aired her side on the growing controversy involving her mother.
"It's not my problem why would I comment? All I know is my Mom wouldn't do such a thing," the Maybe This Time said in a taped interview aired on Bandila on Friday.
The report added that the former beauty-queen-turned-actress surmised that Esther's despair could be coming from the fact that she's adjusting to this new chapter in her 22-year-old daughter's life.
To those continuously adding fuel to the flames, Ruffa has but a simple message: "Hayaan na natin sila na ayusin ang problema nila because not every family is perfect. Everyone has you know misunderstandings at times and miscommunication."