- News Reporter Ces Drilon admitted the ways on how she motivates her bisexual son Andre
- This is in the midst of her son’s struggles when it comes to his identity
- Ces expressed that she will continue supporting her son whatever his decision is
Kapamilya broadcast-journalist Ces Oreña-Drilon bravely spoke up about her ways to motivate son Andre in the midst of his identity crisis.
KAMI learned that Andre already admitted to her mother that he is a bisexual but that does not hinder the veteran journalist to continue supporting her son.
Ces initially explained and recalled what she felt when Andre told her that he is a bisexual.
She revealed that she was surprised at first and she did not know what to say to her son but she eventually managed to compose herself and tell Andre that it is okay.
“I never knew that he had an identity crisis. He just told me out of the blue. ‘Mom, I’m bisexual,’” Ces quipped in an interview with Philstar.
“Di ko na alam ang sasabihin ko. I should have engaged him, I should have asked, ‘Do you know about condoms?’” she added.
Andre, on the other hand, confessed that he experienced problems and struggles regarding his identity primarily because he is the son of a Ces Drilon.
He shared that he felt not accepted and supported by the same community that he is in.
“They assumed that because I’m Ces Drilon’s son, I didn’t encounter any problems, that when you’re rich and privileged, your problems matter less,” he expressed.
“The difficulty was not being accepted by either the straight or gay community. I felt very much without my own people, without support. I felt separated from people who should’ve been my compatriots and fighting the same fight I did,” he added.
Despite the struggles, Ces makes sure that she is always by her son’s side even if she also had difficulty in counselling Andre after she got separated from her husband.
She remarked that she is very proud of Andre and her other sons because they grow up as good individuals.
The broadcaster also lauded her other children for always helping her in supporting and motivating Andre in this time when he is still finding himself.
“I’m so proud that despite my inadequacies, my sons turned out to be good people — that for me is the best compliment,” she uttered.
“I remember talking to my eldest son’s teacher and I asked how he was doing in school, and she said he was a very good human being. And I love that his brothers are looking out for Andre while he’s still finding himself,” she added.
In the process, Ces remains hopeful that his son Andre will eventually find his lifelong passion.
Whatever it may be, the journalist proudly expressed that she will fully and whole-heartedly support her bisexual son.
In a previous article by KAMI, Andre explained how her mother accepted his sexual preference.
Ces, or Cecilia Victoria Oreña-Drilon in real life, was born on July 8, 1961. She was one of the journalists who were kidnapped in Sulu, Jolo by Abu Sayyaf militants in the year 2008.
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