Angeline's mom denies she's only after money

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 26 2012 12:53 PM | Updated as of Nov 27 2012 04:19 PM

Angeline Quinto and mom Susan Mabao. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Rosemarie "Susan" Mabao, the biological mother of singer Angeline Quinto, denied that she's only after her daughter's money.

"Ako sinasabi ko lang, hindi ko hangad sa anak ko ang pera. Sanay ako sa hirap eh. Basta masaya ako at nakita ko masaya siya, maganda ang buhay niya. Wala akong hihilingin sa anak ko kahit ano," Mabao told in an exclusive interview with Kris Aquino that aired Monday on "KrisTV."

Mabao said she cried every night after she left Quinto and younger son Rudy.

"Talagang masakit po. Gabi gabi akong umiiyak, naalala ko talaga siya. Sanggol pa lang kinuha na sa akin siya sa ospital," said Mabao, who denied that she gave up her daughter in exchange of money.

"Hindi ko binenta ang anak ko. Bale binigyan lang ako ni Mama Bob ng panggastos kasi bagong panganak ako, pero hindi ko binenta si Angeline, never," she said.

In the interview, Mabao admitted that she surrendered her rights to Quinto when she gave the singer to her aunt Mama Bob.

"Totoo yon. Nararamdaman ko magulo na yung (relasyon) naming mag-asawa, noong tatay niya. Talagang mahirap, hindi ko masabi, naiiyak ako," she said.

Mabao said Quinto was a little more than one-year-old when she last saw her.

"Mahirap magsalita baka may masaktan. Basta umalis na lang ako. Ayaw sa akin ng mga biyanan ko, mahirap na nagsasama kami sa iisang bubong eh nagkakailangan kami," she said.

She also said drugs were among the reasons she left her former husband and Quinto.

"Sa papa niya nagmula 'yon. Parang tikim lang (naimpluwensyahan ako) pero hindi ko itinuloy, kaya umiwas ako sa kanya, (kaya umalis ako)," she said.

But Mabao said she has already forgiven Quinto's father.

"Hindi na, hindi naman ako mapagtanim ng galit," said Mabao, who also apologized to Quinto. "Nag-sorry naman po ako noong nagkita kami sabi ko 'anak sorry, naiwanan kita naibigay kita.'"

Last August, Quinto admitted that she finally found her biological mom.

Mabao first approached the singers’ fans, which led her to the singer’s handler Kate Valenzuela, who then arranged their meeting last June 30.

"Buong buo na po ang Angeline Quinto talaga," the singer said who vowed to keep her promise to take care of her Mama Bob.

"Pangako ko po sa kanya (kay Mama Bob) na kahit nagkakilala na kami ni Nanay Susan ay hindi ko siya iiwanan talaga. Utang ko po ang aking buhay kay Mama Bob. Nasaan man ako ngayon dahil sa kanya 'yon. Kahit ang tatay ko dati nawalan ng tiwala sa akin, akala ko tatanda akong pariwara natakot ako. Pinaintindi ni Mama Bob sa akin lahat, 'gawin mo lahat para sa pangarap mo.' Yun po ang talagang tumatak sa isip ko kaya nandito ako ngayon, dahil kay Mama Bob talaga," she said.

Quinto is celebrating her 23rd birthday today, November 26.