MANILA – Sharon Cuneta was at a loss for words when asked if she is aware about rumors currently linking her daughter KC Concepcion to Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap.
Speaking to reporters following her contract signing with ABS-CBN on Thursday, Cuneta looked surprised when thrown the question.
“No, [I am not aware],” she said before taking a long pause. “But I have a lot of respect for apl.de.ap. See? I don’t know what’s happening to my daughter, in her life. That’s a surprise to me so I don’t know what to say. But I have a lot of respect for apl. He’s a good person. I just wish I heard it from her if it’s true.”
While Cuneta saw her daughter last Christmas Eve, the veteran singer and actress said they really didn’t get to talk much about how Concepcion is doing.
“I didn’t even know that she wasn’t coming nung December 31. We didn’t know. I didn’t know that we weren’t going to see her the next day. So I am worried lang about what she might be going through. It’s not like her eh,” she said.
Cuneta said she also doesn’t have an idea why Concepcion is being distant to her and their family.
“Because she’s in her 30s na. She has her own life to live. All I am asking for is 'yung pinost ko na lang,” she said pertaining to her lengthy social media post on Wednesday night where she expressed how much she longs for her daughter.
“I think paglaki rin nila Frankie, they will have their own lives also but I believe na like me, sila Frankie will always make it a point to let me know what they are doing or how they are. Nami-miss ko lang 'yung kailangan ako ng anak ko, 'yung minsan hinahanap ako ng anak ko. Pero wala akong pinalaking batang masama,” Cuneta said.
During the press conference, Cuneta explained that she only resorted to writing an open letter to Concepcion on Instagram “because the greeting that my daughter made with explanations for her absence on my birthday celebration on ‘ASAP’ was posted on social media.”
“Like I wrote in my post last night, I did not get naman a personal message. It’s not like her. So nag-aalala ako. Nanay ako eh. So I think it’s normal lang sa mag-ina na may panahong ganyan. I am worried lang because I don’t know what she’s going through,” she said.
“I know that she’s going to get in touch with us soon. But I missed her because for the first time, late siya nung Christmas Eve, tapos wala siya nung Christmas lunch tapos talagang wala siya nung New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Ang pinakamasakit, wala akong idea kung nasaan siya nung birthday ko,” she added.
At the end of the day, Cuneta said it all just boils down “to a mother missing her daughter.”