All’s well with Charice and Mommy Raquel
By NR Ramos
Published: April 23, 2013
Charice’s mom Raquel seems to have let bygones be bygones as her Facebook page attests. According to a report on GMA News, a seeming reconciliation has taken place between the two, with Raquel posting several photos of herself together with her children recently on the social networking site.
The two allegedly had a misunderstanding following the seeming drastic changes in the singer’s appearance.
In March, the matriarch was quoted in a report on ABS-CBNnews.com expressing her seeming exasperation that she cannot dictate on her daughter like she used to.
“Noon kasing menor de edad pa siya, ako ang nagde-decide para sa kanya – ’yung ayos ng buhok, pananamit, at mga friends. Siyempre nakaka-miss ’yon, inosente sa ayos. But now ang laki kasi ng pagbabago na kahit ako walang magawa,” [Back when she was still of minor age, I make decisions for her - the style of hr hair, clothing, and friends. ofcourse, I miss those times, her style was innocent. but now the change was really huge even I can't do anything.], she said.
She went on to remind her daughter not to forget her roots saying, “Kasi sa US kapag 18 na, wala ng karapatan ang magulang. Pero remind ko lang kay Cha na ipinanganak ko siya dito at pinalaki sa ugaling Filipino. Sana ay huwag niyang kalimutan.” [Because in the US when you're 18, parents have no more rights (when it comes to their children). But I would like to remind Cha that she was born here (in the Philippines) and was raised with Filipino values.]
A few weeks later, the singer grabbed headlines when a photo of her –garbed in what looked a button down shirt and jeans and sporting a short ’do akin to that of celebrities Justin Bieber and Daniel Padilla – became viral.
Not that it matters to her mother anymore, now that she and Charice are okay again.
Although there is still no official statement from the singer’s camp relating to the new look as of this writing, the same report quoted the diminutive diva as saying:
“For me, just love me. I’m a person. And if you think I’m a boy or a girl, or if I look like a boy, then fine... I read tons of negative comments and I don’t care. This is the look that I want. So, the only thing you could do is to move on.”