Charice Pempengco and Alyssa Quijano have known each other since they were kids. Back then, they cannot be described as friends, just acquaintances having met at as competitors in dozens of singing competitions they joined. They lost track of each other but, as fate would have it, Charice and Alyssa met again in 'The X Factor Philippines' and the rest is history.
Charice family has been very vocal of their disapproval of Alyssa. In separate interviews, her Lola Tess Relucio and Mom Raquel, related why it is hard for them to accept Alyssa.
"Nasasaktan ang mommy mo kasi napakasakit sa isang ina na nakita niya kung papa'no ka laitin ng pamilya ni Alyssa Quijano, tapos ngayon sila pa ang binubuhay mo. Anak, maawa ka sa sarili mo,” said Lola Tess.
Meanwhile, Raquel had this to say: "Si Alyssa ang isang kakumpitensiya niya (Charice) sa pagkanta, alam ni Charice 'yan. Kahit si Charice 'yan, kung maibabalik 'yung panahon, ayaw niyang makasama 'yung mga taong iyon, pero ang hinanakit ko lang, bakit ngayon, bakit ipinagmamalaki niyang doon siya masaya?"
But Charice loves Alyssa. She has repeated expressed this in many interviews since her revelation to Boy Abunda. Charice has also expressed her hope that, in time, her family will accept the situation. Adobo Talk PH
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