Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista
MANILA -- Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has not officially ended his 20-year relationship with girlfriend Tates Gana, veteran entertainment editor Ricky Lo reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed source.
Lo, in his column for The Philippine Star on Thursday, quoted a source said to be close to Gana, who claimed that Bautista and Gana "are not living-in but they haven't really broken up."
Bautista and Tates have two children: Athena, 18, and Harvey, 10, who is part of the kiddie gag show "Goin' Bulilit."
The source said the two kids are affected by reports that their father is now dating host-actress Kris Aquino, which they only learned about from news reports.
"As QC first lady, Tates knows every nook and cranny of the city; kabisado niya ang mga problema at concerns ng mga constituent. She worked hard to make Herbert achieve his political ambition starting when he first ran for QC vice mayor," the source told Lo.
The unnamed source said Tates and her two children are currently vacationing in Boracay.
"The children are thinking of going abroad. Tates refuses to make any comment,” the source added.
Last Monday, Aquino confirmed that she and Bautista are dating and that they are a "work in progress."