Raquel Pempengco, the mom of singer Jake Zyrus, opened up about having hard feelings over her child allegedly giving out a false statement that the latter helped them.
In an interview with DZRH last Saturday, April 9, Raquel said she didn’t understand why the manager of her child would give such a statement claiming they reached out to her family.
“’Yun lang po ang hinanakit ko po — na naglabas sila [ng pahayag na] nag-reach out sa amin,” Raquel said.
Raquel said she even asked her sister if Jake indeed reached out to other members of the family. But none of it happened, Raquel claimed based on what she found out from her sister.
“Kaya tinanong ko po ‘yung kapatid kong babae, kung nag-reach out sa kanya ang kampo ni Charice, si Jake. Sabi niya, wala ate, walang nag-ano sa akin,” she said.
At this point, Raquel said she no longer cares if Jake would extend help as long as he shows up and joins them in their moment of grief.
“Alam ko pong nagluluksa siya, pare-pareho kaming nagluluksa. Pero sa panahon po ngayon, dapat po magsama-sama ang pamilya po?” she said.
She went on: “Hinintay lang po namin. Kung ayaw naman po niyang tumulong, magparamdam lang na kahit na ‘Mommy o Carl, o Tita Neneng, nakikiramay ako, malayo ako rito, or else iparamdam man lang sa kanyang management o iparating sa kanila na malayo ako, hindi ako makarating. Naintindihan na lang po namin ‘yun.”
She reiterated that she’s mad at Jake not because of money, but because he couldn’t be there for them during this difficult moment in their lives as a family.
“Sobrang sakit po. Kasi ang dapat na sasandalan ko ngayon ‘yung anak ko, pero wala siya. Hindi dahil sa pera, kundi sa nandiyan siya. Pero dahil dun… ‘yun po ang ikinasasama ng loob ko na naglabas sila na nagsasabing nagri-reach out sila, hindi naman,” she said.
“Sana po, kung alam nilang namimighati ang pamilya nila, huwag nang mag-ano ng ganyan ganyan na salita,” she added.
Raquel’s mom and brother died last week. She has since been calling on Jake for help.
Jake’s talent manager Carl Cabral, in a statement released to ABS-CBN News, said the internationally-acclaimed singer asked for privacy as he mourns the loss of his grandmother and his uncle.
“This is a heartbreaking time for the family and those who love them dearly. Let us help the bereaved to mourn privately. We greatly appreciate your sincere sympathy during this time of grief and loss,” the statement read.