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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 24, 2017

On Andi Eigenmann Vs Jake Ejercito Over The Custody For Their Child, Ellie, More Netizens Seem To Side With Jake Because Of Andi's Track Record

IT’S COMMON knowledge that there’s a war going on between Andi Eigenmann and Jake Ejercito after Jake filed for joint custody of their daughter, Ellie. Andi is very vocal about her feelings against the Ejercitos in her social media account.

“I think it’s only right for a father to spend time with his daughter,” Jake says in an interview. “We’re not asking for much. Hindi naman aabot sa ganito kung nakakausap namin siya nang maayos. We tried to talk to her through a lot of people, including Boss Vic of Viva, pero wala. Now, pinapalabas niyang kami ang hindi marunong makipag-usap at heartless daw ang family namin. Dinamay pa niya ang buong family ko. I really don’t know kunsaan siya nanggagaling. As it is, bihirang-bihira kong makasama si Ellie. Siguro, once a month lang, and masaya kami when we’re together.”

In her tweets, Andi says: “I still believe that real justice can prevail in this country. Even if you are up against a family with power and lots of money. I take to twitter because it seems as though they only care to take notice when it’s their image at risk. The biggest mistake I made was choosing you (Jake), over anybody else, over and over again. I am not too proud to admit that I feel this way because I feel so hurt and defeated. I feel this way because I love my child. It sucks to know that there really are heartless people in this world. Sucks even more to know they are the ones in po­wer.”

But judging from the feedback in social media, it seems most netizens don’t side with Andi because of her track record. It would be recalled that she first dragged the name of the innocent Albie Casino who she insisted was Ellie’s dad. Then she became involved with other guys, like Brett Jackson and her current BF. But it now appears that she hasn’t really moved on from her failed relationship with Jake, which must be the root of all the bitterness she now feels for him.

If she’s really after her child’s good welfare, she should recognize the fact that Jake and his whole family are so in love with Ellie, warmly accepting her and they even gave her a special number to participate in Erap’s recent 80th birthday party. As soon as Jake found out that he’s really the biological dad of Ellie through a DNA test, he became very vocal about wanting to give Ellie a bright future and she should be thankful that Jake did not disown the child or renege on his parental responsibility on her, which Andi initially denied. Andi should seek counseling from the Center for Family Ministries about this matter as they can give her concrete advice on what she should do for the benefit of her love child.