Heart Evangelista‘s mother and manager Cecile Ongpauco is demanding an apology from Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero for being supposedly disrespectful and arrogant and for “manipulating” her daughter into “going against the family.”
Evangelista was a “victim,” she said, and appealed to Escudero again to “leave my daughter alone.”
In a phone interview with the Inquirer Wednesday, Ongpauco said Heart Evangelista had moved out of her (the actress’) condominium unit in Makati City. The Ongpaucos have their own unit in the same building.
“We don’t know where she is,” the actress’ mother said, adding that before the misunderstanding, she had a “beautiful relationship” with her daughter.
“We were together almost every day. She would cook breakfast for me and her dad (Rey Ongpauco). We were OK,” she said. Mother and daughter were last seen together when the actress renewed her talent contract with GMA 7 early this month.
Evangelista playfully refers to Ongpauco as her “mommyger,” or short for mommy and manager.