MANILA – Maegan Aguilar, the estranged daughter of Freddie Aguilar, said she can no longer forgive her dad after all the physical, mental and emotional abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of the Pinoy music legend.
In an interview on "The Buzz" aired Sunday, Maegan narrated how difficult it was for her to be the daughter of a rock star dad and a socialite mom, adding that she was "a manic depressive high school student" back then.
"Noong early 20's, nagba-Bible study na ako. Di ko na kasi alam ang basics ng buhay. Rock star 'yung tatay ko, mommy ko socialite. Lumaki ako sa lola at sa mga katulong. Nu'ng teenager na 'ko, gusto nila kontrolin buhay ko e di ko naman sila kilala," she said.
"I was a manic depressive high school student and I couldn't tell my parents because they don't want to hear it. Ang dami na nangyari sa akin, hindi ko nailapit sa parents ko, sa ibang tao ko nailapit, di po mabuting ama 'yung tatay ko," she added.
In an earlier interview with entertainment columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal which was published in Philippine Daily Inquirer, Maegan revealed her father threw her and her children out into the streets because of an incident involving "rotten vegetables."
"He got mad because the vegetables that he kept in the refrigerator got rotten. I told him I did not touch the veggies because I knew he would get upset," Maegan narrated.
Maegan also claimed that the "Anak" singer flared up one time because she hadn't paid the P1,500 she borrowed from her dad.
"He also flared up because I hadn’t paid the P1,500 I borrowed from him. I used the money to buy diapers and milk for Mahi," said Maegan.
Despite all the pain she claimed to have suffered, Megan said she did everything just to please her dad, even supporting the folk singer on his controversial new-found love, but to no avail.
"I really did everything para mapatawad niya ako sa kung anong pagkakamali ko sa kanya. Ginawa ko lahat pati 'yung ayaw ko. Ayaw ko sa babae na 'yan, pero tinanggap ko na lang kasi akala ko siguro naman ngayon mamahalin na ko ng tatay ko—kasi nu'ng lahat ayaw yung ginagawa niya tinanggap ko siya kahit labag sa kalooban ko... dahil nakita kong masaya siya. Tapos sasabihan niya 'ko na 'di siya proud sa 'kin, na pinakamasama niya 'kong anak?" she said.
Maegan previously accused Freddie's wife of "poisoning his mind" so she would have control of the music legend's money.
"I cannot even hate her. Pero nagagalit ako sa kung paano nagbago 'yung tatay ko dahil sa kanya--naging maramot , makitid utak, naging sarado. Dati, noong wala pa yung babaeng 'yan, nakakayakap pa 'ko sa kanya. Ngayon, para siyang umiiwas. Lalapit pa lang ako, para siyang umiiwas—galit agad e yayakap lang ako," she added.
Asked if she could still forgive her dad, Maegan said: "No, not this time. But thank you sa lahat ng tulong. Tay, thank you po sa lahat ng tinulong niyo sa akin dati, but this is the end."
Meanwhile, in a statement given to "The Buzz," Ka Freddie apologized to those who might have been offended by Maegan's words and asked for prayers for his daughter.
"Ipag-pray na lang natin ang anak kong si Maegan, para magliwanag ang tuliro at baliktad niyang isip. Sorry din po sa mga kababayan natin na naaasiman sa mga salita ng anak ko. Nabubulagan lang po siya. Pagpasensyahan na po natin. God bless po sa inyong lahat," said the "Anak" singer.
Earlier, Freddie denied Maegan's allegations and said he only wishes the best for his daughter.
"I have been supporting my 35-year-old daughter and her family for many years now and have no intention of dragging her through the mud for entertainment's sake," he said.
"I wish Maegan all the best as she moves on and takes responsibility of her own life," he added. "It is because I love my daughter that I choose to say nothing more on this matter."