Ogie Diaz does not let unsolicited comments about him being a gay dad affect his family as he shrugs off those who doubt his abilities as a father.
The comedian, who is a father to five daughters, spoke about the subject after he was asked by actor-TV host Luis Manzano about those questioning their family setup, as seen in a vlog on Manzano’s YouTube channel yesterday, July 19.
“Sila ‘yung may problema, hindi naman kami,” Diaz answered. “Minsan may mga [nagtatanong], ‘Anak mo? Lima anak mo? Biological?’ Minsan nabu-buwisit ako sa ganyan e,” Diaz answered. “Kine-kwestiyon nila ‘yung kapasidad ko na magkaanak.”
(They are the ones who have a problem, not us. At times, there are people who ask [me], “Is that your child? Do you really have five children? Are they your biological kids?” I get annoyed by those questions. They are doubting my capacity to have children.)
Diaz then spoke about how he and his children are proud of each other which is something he is grateful for. He also recounted an instance when one of his daughters was asked if Diaz is her father, to which she proudly answered affirmatively.
“Wala sa mga anak ko na nalungkot, lumuha dahil binu-bully sila na bakla ang tatay nila. Surprisingly, walang gano’n,” he stated. “Talagang proud sila na ako tatay nila, na si Ogie Diaz ang tatay nila.”
(No one from my children got sad or cried because they were bullied about their father being gay. Surprisingly, there is nothing like that. They are really proud that I am their father, that Ogie Diaz is their father.)
“Ang ipinagpapasalamat ko sa mga anak ko ay hindi sila naging suwail at hindi sila ‘yung tipong bata na big deal sa kanila kung ano ‘yung pagkatao ng tatay nila,” Diaz added.
(What I am thankful for is that my kids did not grow up to be disobedient and that they are not the type of kids who make a big deal out of their father’s identity.)
Diaz shares his children with his wife Georgette del Rosario, who he has been with for about 22 years. In an interview with Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2017, Diaz stated that his life changed drastically after being a father. JB
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