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Leon nilantad masamang ugali ng ama: Dennis nagsisi, humngi ng tawad

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Matapos ngang maglabas ng ‘mensahe’ ni Leon Barretto, anak na lalake ni Dennis Padilla kay Marjorie Barretto, tila biglang nag-iba ang ihip ng hangin.

Anyway, heto muna ang ilang bahagi ng liham ni Leon kay Dennis:

“Dear Papa, I’ve been contemplating whether I should write this to you and if this is even the best way to do so. But It seems that social media is your preferred way to reach us so maybe I can try it too.

“Sorry if I wasn’t able to greet you a ‘Happy Father’s Day’. It’s always been an awkward day for us cause we never seem to know where we stand with you every year. I’ve always envied people who never even have to think twice about greeting their dads a ‘Happy Father’s Day’.

“For the past 10 years, we have been trying so hard to slowly rebuild the bridge you continuously burn every time you talk about our private matters in your press cons, interviews, and social media. Papa, why does it seem like you enjoy hurting your kids in public? Why do you keep posting cryptic posts about us and allow people to bash us on your own Instagram page? Do you think it does not pain all of us to not feel protected by their own father? It’s not that we don’t want to talk to you, but the few times that we do to resolve the issues, you communicate by shouting, cursing, and using hurtful words that traumatize us.

“For year I watched my sisters get torn into pieces because of your false narratives and not once did they ever explain their side nor speak negatively about you in public. It’s exhausting, papa. As the only man in the family, this is me stepping up to protect my sisters.

“I long for the day when I can greet you a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ and know that it comes from a place of gratitude and healing.”

Sa puntong ito ay humingi ng tawad si Dennis kay Leon.

“I am sorry Leon… Miss ko lang kayo. God bless you more!” sabi ni Dennis.

Pero, biglang humirit ulit ito tungkol sa mensahe sa kanya ni Leon.

“Just want to know what false narrative I said in public? I been reaching out to all of you for 15 years in private!” saad ni Dennis na may pa-emoji rin na praying hands, broken heart, red heart, at naka-tag si Leon.

Pero, Lunes ng umaga ay may bagong mensahe si Dennis sa Instagram, at sulat kamay na ito.

“To be your father is the greatest honor I have received. It allowed me to touch the grace of God even for a moment and to see my love made flesh. I have regretfully made mistakes in my life. I may not have been there for you but I always had you in my heart.

“Sometimes in life there are things that we will never understand why it happened.

“In the end, I regret all the moments I let slip by. I regret all the times I hid my feelings from you. If I could have but one wish, I would love to spend sometime with you. After all there is not much more to life than that (heart).”

Well, ramdam mo nga ang pagpapakumbaba na ni Dennis sa kanyang mga anak, pati na ang pagsisisi na hindi niya nakasama ang kanyang mga anak. Na ang tanging hiling na lang niya ay mabigyan sila ng sapat na oras para maibalik ang nakaraan.

Anyway, bagamat marami pa rin ang kumakampi kay Dennis, marami na rin ang nakikiusap na itigil na niya ang pagpu-post sa social media, para matapos na ang isyu.

Pinayuhan si Dennis na ayusin in private ang problema niya sa kanyang mga anak.

Tama naman, di ba? Pero, paano nga ba kung ayaw kang bigyan ng oras ng mga anak mo?

Well… (Dondon Sermino)

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