|Our deepest condolences to Charice. We pray for you and your family.|
May God give you strength and peace during this trying period.
MANILA, Philippines - International singing sensation Charice cancelled her upcoming performance in Singapore, as she grieves over the death of her father Ricky Pempengco.
Charice made the statement on her official Twitter account, just after she found out about the murder of her father.
The singer apologized to her fans in Singapore who want to see her perform, but she explained that she needs to go back to Manila to be with her family, who are in mourning.
"I am very sorry to all my fans from Singapore. I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year," Charice said.
In a related article, abs-cbnnews.com reports:
MANILA, Philippines - Charice's mother Raquel Pempengco burst into tears after she found out that her children's biological father Ricky was killed in a stabbing incident Monday night.
...Ricky was once described by Raquel as a violent husband. She also has a son by Ricky.
Raquel left Ricky years ago, bringing along her kids.
In 2008, a drama about Charice's life was shown on Maalaala Mo Kaya's episode "Ice Cream."
Raquel said she had not communicated with Ricky for a long time.
"Hindi kami nagkausap at wala kaming koneksyon," she said.
Asked if she has already forgiven her husband, Raquel replied: "Matagal ko na siyang napatawad."
"Kung bakit masakit pa din sa akin at kung mayroon pa din bang love para sa kanya, siyempre ama siya ng anak," she added.