- Cherie Gil discussed her stance against being called a tita by her younger co-workers
- According to Cherie, only her nephews and nieces have the right to call her tita
- She added that many women identified with her opinion on the matter
Cherie Gil went viral months ago when she called out younger actors and crew members who call her tita just because she is older.
KAMI learned that she has further discussed her stance in a recent interview.
The veteran actress told PUSH that only her nephews and nieces have the right to call her tita.
“It became a social issue. Yon pala, marami na ang nag-a-identify sa akin na mga women my age, who actually find it awkward to be called ‘tita’ just because it’s meant that you’re older…
“Para sa akin kasi, kokonti lang ang puwedeng tumawag sa akin na Tita. Yung mga kilala ko. I uphold the term tita to those who really deserve the term tita like my nephews, nieces, and kids who I saw grow up, family friends.
“Hindi pa nga nagpapakilala sa akin, Tita na agad ang tawag. Ayoko na ng ganoon, di ba? Just because you appeared on TV, I’m supposed to know you?”
“Pero hindi naman lecture. ‘Pamangkin ba kita?’ But I do it in a way na joking lang. They don’t really get offended naman.
“Madami ‘yan, mga assistant director, ‘Tita, dito po kayo.’ ‘Ah, excuse me, kailan ba kita naging pamangkin?’” Cherie said, as reported by PUSH (authored by Leo Bukas).
KAMI reported earlier that Cherie defended Jose Manalo as a new judge on StarStruck.
Cherie Gil was born on June 21, 1963. She is a Filipino actress who has been acting in TV series, films, and theatrical productions since she was 9 years old.
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