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WATCH: Vice Ganda opens up about father’s murder in Maricel Soriano’s vlog

“It wasn’t very easy for a lot of people to forgive especially kung ganun kalaki ‘yung pagkakasala sa ‘yo. Pero ako, I have forgiven that person na pumatay sa tatay ko.”

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Humility Javier

9/21/2022 in News
WATCH: Vice Ganda opens up about father’s murder in Maricel Soriano’s vlog

Vice Ganda did not hold back in recounting the grave tragedy of her father’s murder as the comedy icon sat down with Maricel Soriano for an intimate one-on-one vlog.  

In the YouTube video, which premiered on September 18, Vice answered Maricel’s hard-hitting questions about life, love, and family. 

Vice, who is set to star in the 2022 Metro Manila Film Fest entry “Partners in Crime”, shared many moments of kulitan and laughter with Maricel in between questions. But they also discussed serious matters close to Vice’s heart, such as the death of her father. 

The blockbuster superstar then spoke in earnest when Maricel asked her: “Kung ire-rewind mo ang buhay mo ngayon, ano ang gusto mong i-edit?” 

“Siguro ‘yung napatay ‘yung tatay ko,” Vice said directly.  

“That was very tragic. It was very tragic. Na-experience ko ‘yun as a child. For a child to experience that, na pinatay ‘yung tatay niya sa harapan ng pamilya niya,” she recalled. 

Being a witness to her father’s death, Vice further detailed how that tragedy affected her family: “Ang hirap-hirap nung naging buhay naming pamilya. ‘Yung araw-araw nabubuhay kaming takot kasi feeling namin isusunod na kami dahil tinatakot kami nung pumatay sa tatay ko. ‘Yung magigising kami sa isang araw, may nagbabato ng bahay namin kasi tinatakot kami nung pamilya.” 

She continued, “Naalala ko, ‘yung nanay ko noong mga panahon na ‘yun, ang payat-payat na,” “Ngayon ko lang siyempre naunawaan kung ano ‘yung depression. Nung time na ‘yun, sobrang depression siguro ‘yung inabot ng nanay ko. Ang payat-payat ng nanay ko. Buto’t balat na siya. Tapos pabalik-balik lang kami sa City Hall kasi inaayos namin ‘yung kaso ng tatay ko.” 

Due to financial constraints, Vice’s family ultimately was not able to seek justice on behalf of her father. Also, Vice’s mother was forced to work overseas in order to sustain their family. 

“Dahil mahirap kami, hindi na naman naitaguyod ‘yung kaso. Hindi na namin nabigyan ng hustisya ‘yung tatay ko. Sumuko na lang kami na, ‘Huwag na. Ipagpasa-Diyos na lang natin.’ Tapos umalis na ‘yung nanay ko kasi kailangan niyang itaguyod ‘yung pamilya ko. Nagpunta ng Amerika. Nag-TNT. So lumaki akong walang nanay. Wala na nga akong tatay, wala pa akong nanay,” she shared. 

“Ang daming mapapait na nangyari sa buhay ko na feeling ko ‘yun ang ugat. ‘Pag nire-recall ko ‘yun, nabibigatan pa rin ako,” she said. “No child deserves to experience that. No family deserves to experience that. No wife deserves to experience that.” 

Because of that experience, Vice’s perspective on life changed for the better and the well of her inner strength deepened. 

“Isa rin ‘yun sa mga pinaka-malalaki ang rason kung bakit ang tapang-tapang kong tao. Kung bakit ang tatag-tatag kong tao. Kasi minsan ‘pag may pinagdadaanan ako, iniisip ko nga, ‘yun nga nairaos namin, eto pa kayang mga problemang dumadating sa akin, sa buhay ko ngayon, ‘di ba?” she explained. 

Vice added, “Malaking bagay ‘yun sa strength na meron ako ngayon, sa wisdom na meron ako ngayon. Sa understanding about life. ‘Yung pag-unawa ko sa forgiveness. Kasi ‘yun ‘yung magpapagaan ng pakpak mo para makalipad ka.” 

On forgiving the person who killed her father, Vice said that she has already done so “fully, sincerely, and wholeheartedly.”  

“It wasn’t very easy for a lot of people to forgive especially kung ganun kalaki ‘yung pagkakasala sa ‘yo. Pero ako, I have forgiven that person na pumatay sa tatay ko,” she told Maricel. 

“Kaya ko siyang makita nang hindi na ako natatakot sa kanya,” she stated bravely. 

Watch more of Vice Ganda and Maricel’s heart-to-heart conversations and kulitan moments in the vlog below: 

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