PHILIPPINE SHOWBIZ NEWS – BALESIN, QUEZON PROVINCE – Heart Evangelista’s father will not be at her side when she walks down the aisle for her wedding to Senator Francis Escudero tomorrow. Instead, she will be wearing a gold necklace containing miniature pictures of both her parents.
The two lovebirds will tie the knot here at Balesin Island Club in romantic Quezon province about 60 miles east of Manila. The couple’s guests have begun arriving at the venue early morning today.
Heart’s parents, Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants owners Rey and Baby Ongpauco, are said to be utterly displeased about their 30 year old daughter marrying the senator.
Her parents claim that the senator has shown the slightest respect for them. Escudero recently obtained an annulment from his former wife with whom he has 2 kids.
Heart recently posted an image of the gold necklace saying: “Keeping this close to my heart… I’ll never forget how much I was loved my whole life… thank you mom and dad for everything [heart emoticon] always your baby girl [heart emoticon] although my heart breaks not to have you here… I love you mom and dad no matter what. In time everything will fall into place”.
Reports earlier indicate tomorrow’s marriage celebration will not be attended either by President Benigno Aquino III, supposedly the groom’s ‘Best Man’ who is embroiled in a national controversy involving the violent death of 44 police commandos in Southern Mindanao.