Singer Charice's father murdered in Philippines
November 1st, 2011
03:11 PM ET

Singer Charice's father murdered in Philippines

Singer Charice Pempengco, the powerhouse vocalist who's also appeared on Fox's "Glee," has suffered a loss in her family. A rep for the singer/actress tells CNN that Charice was informed Monday that her father had been murdered in her native Philippines.

According to the statement, Charice and her father "had been estranged for several years but Charice, who has been touring in South East Asia with David Foster, was hoping to reconcile with him."

But in light of the devastating news, the singer has pulled out of the rest of her scheduled appearances and departed to be with her family in the Philippines.

The young star tweeted about her father last night, writing primarily in Filipino but adding in English, "I loved him and I will still love him. He's still my Dad after all."

Charice, 19, adds in a statement regarding her canceled tour stops, "I want to thank my fans from around the world for their support and love at this very difficult time for my family and I. We are all very sad about this terrible tragedy."

Filed under: Celebrities • Glee

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. innocent

    katong naa pako sa elementary usa sa akong libro kay PILIPINO..kung imong basahaon naka suwat sa TAGALOG. Buot pasabot ana nga PILIPINO GYUD ANG NATIONAL LANGUAGE.

    November 8, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. homer

    Condolence to the family of charice.

    my god, I cant believe there are still filipinos who don't know their national language! It's FILIPINO!!! Tagalog had never been a language, I'ts a Dialect. Go back to your elementary years to know that.

    November 5, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. sally

    yes,Filipino is the right term for the people of the Philippines,Tagalog is the national laguage of the filipinos.

    A father is still a father whether he's bad,we have to love them & care for them,coz YOU WERE NOT IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT THEM.

    November 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Maria

    Be he was not the father of the year ,he try to kill her mother many times he was a what she told the world in interviews.....she had to sing in the streets because they were hungry he was not a good provider,with a father like that? I will not cancel my shows! maybe now that she is rich and famous he tries to be close to her ,is all what the fathers do when their kids get rich and famous they appear intheir lives to get the MONEY and love the kids ,,,ohhh what money can do in this world is like i always said 'MONEY TALKS!

    November 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ELREMG

      no, the father never tried to approach the girl. in fact, the wife who was the girl's mom, tried to seek him out and give him money. but the man never showed up and even avoided; maybe out of pride and guilt. the girl's mom even went on television where her daughter sang, and announced on the air - TELL HIM TO COME TO ME AND I WILL GIVE HIM MONEY. he never did.

      November 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • True Wordz

      your father is your father no matter what you may go your seperate way but final condolences are the least you can do give the man at least that. He was murdered taken before his natural time no one deserves their life taken from them that's the ultimate price to pay.

      November 4, 2011 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. art vandolay

    F tagalog. They speak English better than most Americans. -Art

    November 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. May

    May GOD and The Blessed Virgin Mother be with their family and ease their suffering. May they be nice to Charice when she returns home. We pray they find kindness and happiness in their time of sadness. May GOD bless them always.

    November 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. May

    May GOD and The Blessed Virgin Mother be with their family and ease their suffering. May they be nice to

    November 1, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marcos Pyoyang

    It is correctly spelled Philipino in our land. You must be european.

    November 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Marcos Pyoyang

    Im sorry that you are offended by our Philipino culture. We have had Memorial Feast for centuries. Far longer than your country has been in existance. As a Philipino I an troubled by your racism and ignorance of our great culture and heritage.

    November 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • You are a fail troll

      I know people who are actually from the country. Sorry, you are a failure.

      November 2, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ewong Martines

    Filipino is supposedly the national language which is basically rooted in Tagalog. Well, it's never spelled "Philipino." As for the story, it's actually sad that the man's sister (CHarice's aunt) had quipped that Charice must be glad her father's gone. So sad, all this family drama

    November 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Uh, No.

    To the trolls, that really wasn't funny... Kinda sick actually, especially for any human to joke like that.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |

    BILL you know you spelled Filipino wrong, right? Even after it was written in the article and a comment you spelled it wrong...

    November 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |

    Congrats, you got the d-bag of the year award.

    November 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Evie

    The young star tweeted about her father last night, writing primarily in "Filipino." Filipino isn't a language, I'm pretty sure it was in Tagalog. I swear anyone can write for CNN Entertainment!

    November 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • pinoy

      FYI, Filipino is actually the Tagalog-based official language of the Philippines. And yes, it also means someone native to the Philippines.

      November 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arrogance?

      Filipino is the right term used. "Tagalog", in a strict sense, is a dialect spoken near the Capital Region. Filipino is the official language of the Philippines, and therefore the right word to be used.

      November 2, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • I guess no education

      lmao so true it looks like you don't need an education to write for CNN at all. Can me work for the cnn news page me smart.

      November 4, 2011 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Burnt Ends

      Filipino is the term used to described citizens of the Philippines. Tagalog is one of the major dialects in the Philippines from which the national language, also called Filipino, was primarily based from.

      November 5, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. motorcity

    My deepest condolences for the family of Charice.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. IJAbraham

    Be strong Charice. I hope that you and your family understand that the whole world is standing with you at this difficult time. Pag-ibig namin sa iyo.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. zombie grrrrrl

    Yeah ! Us zombie girls dont like to be slung up into the air ! It scares me !

    November 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Superhiro

    Dang that's crazy. My condolences.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. loquan

    They sling em around and throw them up in the air and catch them. Butterfly knives, not zombies. You probably couldnt do that with a zombie because they weigh too much and might be trying to bite ya.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  20. loquan

    I bet he was in a knife fight. Them people in the Philipines are always getting into fights using fancy butterfly knives. Those things are way dangerous. Not as dangerous as zombies but still pretty bad.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikel

      i grew up playing those butterfly knife.... it was awesome..... you should try it...

      December 2, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  21. portalpunk

    FIRSTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! longer than kims marriage.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • @portalpunk

      LMAO, greatest FIRSTY line ever, your still the king of FIRSTY.

      November 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |

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