MANILA - The mother of actor Gerald Anderson has broken her silence on the controversy involving her son and actresses Bea Alonzo and Julia Barretto.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News in General Santos City, Evangeline Opsima admitted she felt bad after hearing all the accusations against her son, especially those coming from Alonzo and her camp.
"Lagi mong pinapatamaan ang anak ko. Ano na ba kasama si Gerald?" she told Alonzo.
Opsima lamented how even Alonzo's makeup artist had something to say against her son.
"Pati makeup artist mo, magbitaw ng salita laban sa anak ko,” Opsima said. Addressing Alonzo’s makeup artist, she added: “Bakit, kilala mo ba ang anak ko?"
Opsima said it seemed unfair that while Alonzo didn't say anything when she and actor Zanjoe Marudo broke up, she openly talked about her relationship with Anderson.
"Hiniwalayan mo si Zanjoe. You didn't say anything laban kay Zanjoe. Naghiwalay kayo na matagal kayong [may] relasyon na ilang taon. Dumating sa buhay mo si Gerald. Ngayon tuwing may kamali ang anak ko, tuwing may nagawang mali si Gerald, agad kang lumantad sa TV. Niliit mo ang anak ko," she said.
Opsima said she was against her son’s relationship with Alonzo, and argued with him about it.
"Bea, siguro alam mo na ako walang gusto sa'yo bilang naging girlfriend ng anak ko. Pero wala akong magagawa, ginusto ka ng anak ko. Ina niya lang ako," Opsima said.
"Ginusto ka ng anak ko, minahal ka ni Gerald. Hindi ka niya binastos kailanman," she added.
Opsima said Alonzo and Anderson should have just talked about their problems instead of going public.
"Ngayon kung may problema kayong dalawa, bakit hindi kayo nag-uusap dalawa? Instead na lumantad ka agad sa TV," she said. "Hindi masamang tao ang anak ko.”
Opsima apologized to her son for speaking up on the issue, saying that as a mother she couldn’t keep silent anymore.
"I'm sorry RJ, I know you're going to get mad to Mama. I think, son, it's time to voice out anong naramdaman ko, saan nasasaktan si Mama," she told Anderson.
ABS-CBN News tried to get the reaction of Alonzo but she hasn't said anything.
MESSAGE TO JULIA: 'WAG NIYO NA ITULOY'
Meanwhile, Opsima warned Barretto against getting into a relationship with her son.
"Julia, hindi ibig sabihin hindi kita gusto, bata ka sa anak ko. May edad si [Gerald]. Baka lang ilang taon lang, wala na rin. O maybe three months, wala na kayo," she said.
"Hindi ko sinasabing ayaw kita, no, ang akin lang, ang advice ko lang sa'yo, please, ayoko kasi may edad na rin si Gerald sa'yo. Hindi rin kayo magtagal kasi alam ko, nasa industriya ka rin. Alam ko 'yung relasyon laro lang," Opsima added.
However, Opsima clarified she wasn’t aware of any relationship between her son and Barretto; only that they did a movie together.
Anderson has already cleared Barretto’s name as a factor in his break-up with Alonzo. Barretto, likewise, denied she was the third party in the break-up.