Ex-wife of Bacolod solon denies he ever supported their daughter: You can’t even spell her name right

  • Ex-wife of Bacolod congressman responded to his announcement exonerating himself from neglect
  • She corroborated her daughter’s claim, said he never contacted nor gave her child support
  • She also found it ironic he couldn’t even spell his own daughter’s name right

MANILA, Philippines – Bacolod City Rep. Greg Gasataya’s ex-wife Odette Montelibano has blasted her ex-husband’s claim he never abandoned or neglected to support their child Gabie.

In an open letter posted on Visayan Daily Star’s Facebook page, Montelibano corroborated their daughter’s claim of Gasataya never bothering to contact her or sending her child support after she went to Canada.

Even more sad, Montelibano said Gasataya did not even visit Gabie while she was still staying in the Philippines from 2005 to 2009. At that time, Montelibano was working as a nanny in Canada.

“The hardest thing that I ever did in my life was to leave Gabie and her half-brother in 2005 when I came here to Canada to work as a nanny. For four years I was separated from my children. But I constantly phoned, emailed, snail mailed, used chat, video chat, sent money… But since I left in 2005 -2009, how many times did you actually go and see Gabie?” she asked.

Montelibano said while Gasataya would probably win “Father of the Year” with his other family, she reminded that he has a legal and moral obligation to support their daughter whose name he couldn’t even spell right.

“There is a child named “Gabrielle” – excuse me you spelled her name wrong again. No matter the circumstances, you have the legal and moral obligation to support and protect her. Greg it’s the new millennium – we have all the technology in the world to touch base 24/7. Was it so difficult to drop her an email? Oh… I forgot you don’t even know her email,” she said.

Montelibano also doubted Gasataya’s sincerity when he claimed he wanted to make amends with their daughter when he hasn’t even contacted Gabie personally.

“You said: “I am hopeful that this is an opening for me to pick up where we left off.” You’ve talked to the media and your lawyer who is the Bacolod City Legal Officer, has issued a statement on your behalf. Your emissary sent us a pm on the weekend. But you yourself haven’t reached out to her. Is that a good start to pick up where you left off? Just asking,” she said. “By the way, Greg, your lawyer said you have been sending remittances to one Gabbi in the US. FYI, we have lived here in Canada in the last 7 years.”

Full letter:

Answer of Odette Montelibano, former wife of Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya

Hello Greg! This is Gab’s mom, Odette Montelibano. Thank you for finally responding to Gabie through the media. I would have thought that since her open letter to you came out on the weekend that you would have found ways to directly contact her. Now here is what I have to say: When you say “The claims of abandonment is not correct” please define abandonment to me. Last time I consulted Webster and Oxford the definition fit to a T on what you had done to her. Read your daughter’s letter where it concerns your remittances Greg. It was 2012 and 2013 that you sent her child support and then you abruptly stopped it. And you weren’t sending child support regularly you know that. If you read her letter thoroughly she did acknowledge that you sent her something in January leading up to March and then you stopped again. I took her with me to Canada in 2009 and since she got here you’ve never sent her a single birthday card or a Christmas card. You have never phoned her. When she graduated in High School in June, you never even congratulated her. The hardest thing that I ever did in my life was to leave Gabie and her half-brother in 2005 when I came here to Canada to work as a nanny. For four years I was separated from my children. But I constantly phoned, emailed, snail mailed, used chat, video chat, sent money… But since I left in 2005 -2009, how many times did you actually go and see Gabie? I understand you didn’t have much then so money wasn’t the issue. But can you remember how many times you visited her? My sister told me you only came to see her once. Gabie is beside me right now and she said she doesn’t even remember. There is also what we call emotional abandonment Greg. You have no idea how hard it was to tell her you cannot come to say goodbye to her in 2009. You said: “This is a situation of separation brought about by the declaration of the nullity of marriage. This part of my life has been an open book to the public ever since. We went to a legal process and as a result, the custody of Gabi was decreed to her mother” Greg, no one is questioning about the nullity of our marriage. No one is questioning that our marriage was voided. We have both moved on Greg. You and I have both re-married. But, your daughter is asking why you have voided her as well. It is not a question of whether Gabie is a daughter from an affair or a legit marriage. She is your first-born. By the way, you can’t even spell her name right. You said: “If you will examine our family life now, I can say that I am fulfilling my obligations as a husband and as a father and ease the circumstances would have been different with Gabriel, I would gladly perform what is expected of a good father of the family.” Yes Greg, I fully agree with you. No contest. You are the perfect husband to your wife and you probably win the father of the year award to your step daughter and son. But no one is questioning that either. There is a child named “Gabrielle” – excuse me you spelled her name wrong again. No matter the circumstances, you have the legal and moral obligation to support and protect her. Greg it’s the new millennium – we have all the technology in the world to touch base 24/7. Was it so difficult to drop her an email? Oh… I forgot you don’t even know her email. You said: “As a former media practitioner, I am appealing to my former colleagues to be more understanding as we go through. With a situation that I am in right now and with Gabi becoming of a legal age and can decide for herself without any interference.” I feel so sorry on how little you know Gabie. After her open letter, you must know by now that she can decide for herself without any interference or influence. Before she published the letter I asked her several times if this is what she really wants to do. She knows not to expect anything but she is aware of the emotional costs. But she is strong and brave and I have her back, and will stand by her no matter what. You said: “I am hopeful that this is an opening for me to pick up where we left off.” You’ve talked to the media and your lawyer who is the Bacolod City Legal Officer, has issued a statement on your behalf. Your emissary sent us a pm on the weekend. But you yourself haven’t reached out to her. Is that a good start to pick up where you left off? Just asking. By the way Greg, your lawyer said you have been sending remittances to one Gabbi in the US. FYI, we have lived here in Canada in the last 7 years.

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