Coco Martin opens up on DNA test results

Posted at 05/18/2014 7:09 PM
 

MANILA – After choosing to stay silent amid reports disputing the years-long allegation that he has a child out of wedlock, Coco Martin, for the first time, opened up about his feelings about undergoing a DNA test.

In an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda which aired on Sunday's episode of "The Buzz," Martin admitted that he took a DNA test to confirm whether the child of sexy actress Katherine Luna is his.

“Dumating 'yung time, nagshu-shooting ako ng ‘Born To Love You’ sa Luneta. Nandun 'yung bata and 'yung lola. Pumunta ako doon, kinausap ko. Ang gusto ko mangyari, gusto ko ibigay 'yung best ko para sa magiging anak ko,” he said.

“Kinausap ko na 'yung lola na parang kung maaari ibibigay na sa akin para mabigyan ko ng tamang guidance, para makatulong ako, para mabigyan ko ng pangangailangan niya. Sa sobrang excited ko, tinawagan ko 'yung manager ko sabi ko nakausap ko 'yung bata, sabi ko pwede ko na makuha yung bata. Sabi niya sa akin, ‘Teka lang hindi ganun kadali ‘yun. Kailangan idaan sa legal na sitwasyon.’ And then sabi niya, ‘Kung talagang gusto mo, kausapin natin, ipa-DNA muna natin,’” he continued.

The DNA test, as previously reported, turned out to be negative.

But this was not a relief for Martin as it only brought back painful memories when Luna painted him as an “irresponsible father.”

“Nasaktan ako dahil bumalik sa akin 'yung mga nakaraan. Sabi ko nga lahat ng masasakit na salitang inabot ko, pati lola ko nahihiyang lumabas kasi napakairesponsable kong tao, 'yun ang tingin sa akin. My point is, sana naisip mo din 'yung bata. Kasi lahat ng mga kalaro niya, I’m sure kapag nakikita ako sa TV ‘Ay 'yung daddy ko.’ Hindi lang ako. Ang laki nung damage na nangyari,” he said,

Saying he feels for the eight-year-old child, Martin said: “Siyempre on my part, gusto ko akuin 'yung bata kasi wala siyang kasalanan. Hindi ko rin alam kung anong pwedeng puntahan. Ano na ngayon? Paano na ngayon siya? 'Yung pinakainaasahan niyang hope, wala pala.”

Luna and Martin knew each other when the actor was just starting out in the movie industry starring in independent films.

Martin, however, clarified that they were never a couple and they never lived together.