The plan of girlfriend Heart Evangelista’s parents to file criminal and civil raps against him are “baseless,” Senator Chiz Escudero said.
“Wala naman sigurong basehan,” the senator said during the taping of GMA’s Paninindigan.
Last week, Cecile and Rey Ongpauco said they plan to file criminal and civil charges against the senator for manipulating their daughter, Heart, and for dragging private citizens into a scandal.
Although it is within the Ongpaucos’ rights to do so, Escudero maintained he was the one being pushed against the wall.
“Ako ang tinawag na kung anu-anong pangalan, wala akong tinawag na pangalan laban sa kanila. Ako ang pinaratangan ng kung ano-ano.”
Earlier, he called on the Ongpaucos to stop attacking him since the issue has affected his mother and children.
He was also asked if the issue has affected his campaign. Escudero said his camp has to work hard, so that the truth will eventually come out.
But Reil German, a PR specialist, said the drama might affect Escudero’s bid for another term in the Upper House.
For her part, Evangelista pleaded with her parents to put an end to the issue and to let her make the decision.
“Sana matapos na ‘to kasi wala naman din akong ginagawang mali. Kung may ginagawa akong mali, I’m sorry. Hayaan niyo akong matuto on my own.”