Francine Diaz’s mother, Merdick Saenz Diaz, couldn’t help but speak out her aggravation on the controversy involving her daughter and actress Andrea Brillantes.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Merdick lashed back at Andrea who went on Instagram Live last April 11 with a statement regarding the dressing room incident involving her and Francine.
Andrea reportedly charged towards Francine Diaz’s dressing room to stage a confrontation last January, which the “Lyric and Beat” actress claimed to be false.
In response to Andrea’s IG Live, Francine’s mom posted the following strongly-worded statement:
“Nanahimik anak ko tigil-tigilan mo na anak ko, manahimik ka na. ‘Wag mo 'ko pilitin maubos pasensya ko sa inyo! Baka magkaalaman tayo hangga’t maaari ayaw ka patulan. Puro pang-unawa at pagpaparaya ang binigay sa'yo ng anak ko. Hindi porket hindi kami sumasagot at kumikibo, hindi ibig sabihin ok lang sa amin. 'Wag ako, Andrea Brillantes. At ikaw Seth, sana ganyan din ang ginawa mong pagtatanggol sa anak ko ng nadamay sa‘yo kung talagang tinuturing mong kaibigan anak ko,” she exclaimed.
On April 12, Merdick took to Facebook again to explain that her previous statement came from a place of hurt. She admitted that, as a mother, it pains her to see Francine being painted in a bad light.
“Bilang isang magulang nasasaktan din kami sa mga sinasabi niyo na hindi maganda sa anak ko. Kaya pumutok na ako ng ganito dahil hindi ko kinaya na, siguro naman naintindihan niyo bilang isang ina maging happy na lang tayo. Salamat sa taong nagpakalma sa akin at mas maraming bagay na dapat ipagpasalamat namin,” she wrote.
Neither Francine nor Andrea has directly addressed or responded to Merdick's statements.
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