Jake Zyrus pens message of love for mom, fans after controversial MMK episode
MANILA, Philippines – Jake Zyrus took to social media to thank everyone who watched his life story unfold on Maalaala Mo Kaya on Saturday, August 26.
In the letter, Jake wrote: "Gusto kong magpasalamat,Galing sa puso ko. Sa mga nakaintindi at sa mga na-inspire. Maiintindihan ko din ang mga taong hindi nakakaintindi dahil hindi perpekto ang buhay natin."
(I want to say thank you. From the bottom of my heart. To those who understood and were inspired. I also understand those who could not understand because our lives are not perfect.)
Jake, formerly known as Charice Pempengco, said that he did not intend for the MMK episode to hurt anyone but rather to be honest with everyone.
"Ginawa ko ito dahil gusto ko magsabi ng totoo. Sa ilang taon na sinubukan ko linisin lagi ang pangalan, ang pagkatao ko, laging sa huli, ako ang talo. Ngayon gabi na ito, pinili ko ang sarili ko," he said.
(I did this because I wanted to tell the truth. For many years I tried to clear my name, myself, in the end I always end up the loser. Tonight, I chose myself.)
He appealed to his followers not to criticize his family. He also sent a message to his mom Raquel, who decried her portrayal in the show.
“Sa aking ina, totoo po ito, walang halong showbiz o kung ano man, alam mo na mahal na mahal na mahal kita. Pasensya na po kung hindi ko maibigay ang mga pangangailangan na nakasanayan po dati.
(To my my mom, this is real, without any showbiz or whatever, you know I love you so much. I'm so sorry if I cannot give you what you need like before.)
"Alam ko po ang lahat ng ginawa mo para sa akin, alam ko rin po na kahit anong mangyari, pamilya tayo. Someday magiging okay po ang lahat.
(I know everything you did for me, I also know that whatever happens, we're still family. Someday, everything will be okay.)
“Kung dumating man po sa puntong di niyo pa rin po maiintindihan, sana po ay maramdaman niyo po na mahal namin kayo ni Coy, at 'yun ang pinakaimportante sa lahat. Love conquers all,” he said.
(If over time you still don't understand, I hope you still feel that Coy and I love you and that's what's most important. Love conquers all.)
“Sinungaling si Charice. Basta puro kasinungalingan pinaggagawa niya, gawin man niya akong masama nang paulit-ulit, kung dun siya magiging masaya.
(Charice is a liar. Everything that she is doing is a lie. She can make me look bad again and again if that's what makes her happy.)
"Wala akong magagawa kundi hintayin ang kahihinatnan ng mga pinaggagawa niya. Ipag-pray ko na lang siya."
(I can't do anything but to wait what will happen to what he's doing. I will just pray for him.)
In a Facebook post, Thess Pineda, Jake's grandmother, who publicly disapproved of his transition to a man, posted a message online saying that Jake made the right decision.
In June, Jake Zyrus publicly announced his transition from Charice to Jake by changing all of his social media account names. A few weeks later, Jake told Rappler that he has begun surgical alterations to his top half and begun hormonal shots for testosterone. – Rappler.com