Jake Ejercito vows to be an excellent dad in eulogy for Jaclyn Jose


(From left) Jake Ejercito, Ellie Eigenmann, Jaclyn Jose. Images: Instagram/@unoemilio, AFP

(From left) Jake Ejercito, Ellie Eigenmann, Jaclyn Jose. Photos: Instagram/@unoemilio, AFP

Jake Ejercito was overwhelmed with emotion throughout his eulogy for Jaclyn Jose, promising to be an excellent father to Ellie, the veteran actress’ granddaughter.

Ejercito couldn’t assist however tear up when he seemed again with fondness a few of his favourite recollections with Jose, saying being the beloved Nanay to his daughter “appeared like the most effective factor that ever occurred” to the display veteran.

His speech was captured in a video by fan account @unoupdates_ on X (previously Twitter) on Sunday, March 10. It stays unknown, nevertheless, who uploaded the unique clip.

Ejercito stated that Jose was “the happiest,” upon studying of her daughter Andi Eigenmann’s being pregnant with Ellie.

“It wasn’t precisely the smoothest being pregnant showbiz-wise, however being a nanay to Ellie, appeared like the most effective factor that ever occurred to Tita. Ellie was her delight and pleasure. Ellie grew to become her life,” he stated of Jose, whose actual title was Mary Jane Guck.

The actor stated his “highs and lows” with Eigenmann was “no secret” to the general public, but it surely introduced him and Jose nearer. “By all of it, Tita Jane by no means wavered. The trials that Andi and I confronted introduced Tita Jane and I even nearer. Siya ang kausap ko sa telephone nang ilang oras kapag could problema, siya ang kainuman ko kapag could mas malaking problema. Siya ang kaiyakan ko kapag hopeless na talaga.”

“And with regards to Ellie, lalo pa noong magulo pa ang lahat, siya ang naging sanggang-dikit ko,” she continued. “There have been simply too many ways in which she would assist me. However what stands out to me is throughout the instances I used to be dying to see and spend time with my daughter however I couldn’t, Tita was the one who would assist me discover methods.”

However Ejercito and Eigenmann’s break up ultimately put a “hole” between him and Jose, saying it additionally put an finish to their “telephone calls, textual content messages, and consuming classes.”

“It genuinely pains me to confess that now we have develop into strangers in these previous few years,” he stated. “Tita, for those who’re listening, salamat sa lahat. And I’m sorry. Napakabigat mo, Tita. Nagpaalam ka na lang bigla. Ang daming sana. Sana naibalik pa natin kung paano tayo dati. Sana nahingan kita ng recommendation sa trabaho natin.”

(It genuinely pains me to confess that now we have develop into strangers in these previous few years. Tita, for those who’re listening, thanks for every little thing. And I’m sorry. That is very heavy for me, Tita. You abruptly stated goodbye. There are such a lot of ought to have beens. We must always’ve been shut once more. I ought to’ve requested for recommendation when it got here to our work.)

“Sana naka-eksena man lang kita. Sana nakapag-two bots pa tayo. Sana napadalas pa sa’yo si Ellie. Sana kinumusta kita noong malungkot ka at nag-iisa,” he additional added. (I ought to’ve shared a scene with you. We must always’ve had extra bottles of beer collectively. Ellie ought to’ve spent extra time with you. I ought to’ve checked up on you if you have been unhappy and alone.)

Jake Ejercito credits Jaclyn Jose for his having survived fatherhood

Jake Ejercito says he wouldn’t survive fatherhood with out Jaclyn Jose | Photos: Instagram, X/@unoemilio

Whereas tearing up, Ejercito vowed that he can be an excellent father to Ellie as a technique to make up for misplaced time with Jose. “Wag kang mag-alala dahil tinuruan mo ako, pinakita, at ipinaramdam mo sa’kin kung paano maging mabuting magulang.”

“Ellie can be okay, Tita. Hindi ko siya papabayaan,” he continued whereas recalling one of many final messages he obtained from the veteran actress.

“In one in all your final textual content messages to me, ang sabi mo, ‘Jake, namimiss kita sobra. Anak pa rin ang turing ko sa’yo. Mahal kita, alam mo ‘yan.’ Tita, sana alam mo na mahal kita. At mahal na mahal ka ni Ellie, Tita. Her one and solely nanay, you’ll all the time be,” he stated.

(Don’t fear since you taught, confirmed, and made me really feel the best way to be an excellent dad or mum. Ellie can be okay, Tita. I received’t go away her. In one in all your final textual content messages to me, you stated, “Jake, I miss you a lot. I nonetheless deal with you as my son. I really like you, you realize that.” Tita, I hope you realize that I really like you. And Ellie loves you a lot. Her one and solely nanay, you’ll all the time be.)



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Jose died of a coronary heart assault on March 2 at 60 years previous. Her loss of life was confirmed by her label PPL Leisure, then by Eigenmann two days later.

The display veteran was reportedly laid to her closing resting place at The Backyard of the Divine Phrase Columbary in Quezon Metropolis on March 10.



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