MANILA – Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada finally met actor Bernard Palanca, the boyfriend of his daughter Jerika Ejercito.
Palanca and Ejercito welcomed their first baby early last year.
In a series of posts in her Instagram account, Ejercito shared photos where Estrada can be seen with the actor.
According to Ejercito, the metting between her father and her boyfriend made this Christmas extra special.
“Was going through my photos trying to free up some space and I didn't realise that someone managed to capture these precious moments when @bjpalanca finally met dad. Best Christmas to date. God has blessed beyond what we could ever ask for and we intend to make it right in His time,” she said.
Ejercito also shared some photos where the former President can be seen bonding with her son.
In Ejercito’s latest post, Palanca can also be seen joining the Estradas in their family picture.
Several months back, it was reported that Estrada does not approve of his daughter’s relationship with Palanca.
In an interview with “The Buzz” which was aired on October 20, Estrada said Palanca hasn’t reached out to him yet.
“I don’t know anything about it. No [I haven’t met him yet], no [efforts to reach out]. I don’t know,” he said at the time.
Asked if it is true that he disapproves of Palanca to be her daughter’s partner, Estrada said at the time: “Anong tatanggapin? Nag-e-enroll ba? Meron na silang pamilya 'yun. Bahala na sila.”