Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice Pempengco, shocked the world when he came out with a new name and different appearance. Apparently, he has also changed the genre of the songs he performs. It garnered various reactions from people. It can be remembered that his grandmother, Lola Thess was not very happy with the changes her grandchild was undergoing.
The grandmother was very furious that Jake had to change his name. The video of the infuriated grandmother gained thousands and thousands of views and comments. However, it appears that the tables have turned after the airing of Zyrus’ life story on ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK).
Apparently, Jake’s mother Raquel Pempengco claims that the story the singer told the public was false. Yet, Lola Thess shared, on a lengthy post on Facebook, that everything seen on the show was true. The grandmother said that Jake did experience hardships in the hands of his mother.
Lola Thess wrote:
“SIGE, SWEETHEART, ISIGAW MONG SAKIT NA NARARAMDAMAN MONG YAN, BATA KA PA LANG DINANAS MO NANG KALUPITAN NA YAN. HWAG KANG MATAKOT. NANDITO AKONG MAGPAPATOTOO NYAN AT TAMA ANG YANG GINAWA MONG YAN.”
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Furthermore, she added that the first portrayal of Jake’s life on MMK was not true. It was fabricated so the singer’s mother would look like a hardworking single mother while Lola Thess was depicted negatively.
“ANG UNANG MMK, ALAM MO CHARICE, NI TULDOK NG KUWENTO NA YON AY KASINUNGALINGAN. AKO ANG BUMUHAY NAGPALAKI SA INYONG LAHAT AT AKO ANG MENTOR TRAINOR MO. INALIS KAYO NG MOMMY MO SA AKIN. LUMALABAN KA SA AMATEUR CONTEST, SIYA SA SARAP, IKAW ANG SA HIRAP,” Lola Thess shared on Facebook.
Moreover, she said that Raquel did nothing good to the woman who gave birth to her. Lola Thess added that she worked abroad, in Saudi for nine years, and when she came back, all she worked hard for was gone.
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Now, it seems like Jake has the full support of his grandmother. She even defended the singer from bashers. Lola Thess told them that they should just keep silent as they do not know anything.
“AKO LANG ANG TAONG MAKAKAPAGSABI NG TOTOO AT KUNG GAANO ANG HIRAP KO NUNG PINALALAKI KONG LAHAT YAN…KAYA BAYAAN NYO SI CHARICE NA ISIGAW AT PALAYAIN NYA ANG NASA PUSOT DAMDAMIN NYA. HWAG HUSGAHAN ANG MMK NYA.”
Lola Thess stated that it is not true that Raquel was forced to work in Japan. She also said that the singer should be careful about the decisions he makes. The grandmother has finally accepted Jake for who he is after the MMK episode.
The grandmother wrote: “Ako, natutuwa sa mmk ni charice, at least nasisigaw na nyang nasa loobin nya.Nawawala ng takot na tinanim ni rakel sa puso nya. Sige anak move on na. im happy for that.”
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