Veteran actress Caridad Sanchez’s daughter and son had contradicting views on the actress’ condition.
Her daughter Cathy Babao recently opened up about Caridad’s alleged battle against dementia, but her son Alexander Babao denied that the actress is struggling with it.
Alexander Joseph S. Babao slammed his sister’s blog post where she revealed going through a “long goodbye” as their mother’s memory fades. Though her post was made in September, news outlets reported about it over the past few days.
Alexander Joseph not only disagreed with Cathy for going public with their mother’s condition
But also claimed that Sanchez has a “mild cognitive handicap” and not dementia.
It is as per his statement on Instagram.
“I Alexander Joseph S. Babao, son of Caridad Sanchez Babao, was shocked by the article published by my sister which was done without permission, violating the privacy, legacy, and honor of my Mother,” he said.
“My Mom has a mild cognitive handicap that goes with aging. But it is unfair for her to be disrespected like this. Under my care, she remains very physically fit, a source of wisdom, strength, and blessing to me whenever we have our late night mother and son conversations,” he added.
Alexander thanked the public for supporting his mom as he questions the “opportunistic timing” of his sister’s statement.
“I thank the public who still continue to show their support, love, and respect for my mother. However, I question the opportunistic timing of its publication by my sister,” he said.
He then posted photos and videos of his mom boxing and then visiting fellow actor Richard Gomez.
“She’s retired and just enjoying her time,” he said.
In her article Ms. Cathy said she was feeling an “anticipatory grief” over her mother’s condition, adding “it’s a long goodbye.”