Since we all started to follow the story of the Mabunga clan in the family-drama series titled Pamilya Ko, we all have seen how Chico (JM De Guzman) struggled to constantly get the feeling of belongingness in his family. Oftentimes, his family is unaware that they are making Chico feel excluded. However, there were instances wherein some family members became so insensitive towards him. They sometimes got so blinded by their emotions, they would say hurtful words to him. Despite being the kind of ‘kuya’ who seriously did his responsibilities as the eldest child in the family, he still felt this is never complete to make his family love him fully.
Why would that kind of void exist in Chico’s heart? In the first few weeks of the show, flashback scenes showed us how Luz (Sylvia Sanchez) left Chico to his grandparents when he was just a little boy. This was after the death of Jack, Luz and Fernan’s (Joey Marquez) son who was born almost a year after Chico. Although Luz couldn’t admit it even to herself, she blamed Chico for Jack’s death. On the day of the tragedy, she witnessed how the young Chico lost his grip of Jack when the two were up on a tree, causing Jack to fall down and die right after hitting his head on a big rock. Upon Luz’s decision after the incident, Chico’s grandparents raised him in the province while Luz raised the rest of the Mabunga children.
Growing up, Chico did everything he could to please his family, especially Luz. He also blamed himself for what happened to Jack, so he grew up working hard for their family as an atonement for it. Nevertheless, he still felt as an outcast in the family no matter how hard he tries to be close to them.
Whenever there is something to celebrate, Chico saw his family having fun and not one of them cared to invite him to join them. Some of those moments were during the homecoming of Fernan from Italy and picture-taking time during the graduation day of Persi (Jairus Aquino), Peachy (Maris Racal) and Pongky’s (Raikko Mateo). He would also get a more severe punishment whenever he had a fight with Beri (Kiko Estrada). And when he unintentionally caused Fernan to have a heart attack in his effort to tell Luz about Fernan’s affair with Loida, Luz straightforwardly blamed Chico.
Nevertheless, after many years of being emotionally tortured in thinking that his existence kept on tearing their family apart, Chico finally discovered the truth- he is his father’s son with another woman named Elena (Rosanna Roces). Elena is Fernan’s first love, before he married Luz. Chico figured out the truth from his best friend Betty (Arci Muñoz), who was Elena’s friend, even before Fernan and Luz got the chance to tell him about it.
Now that he knows the truth about his identity, Chico finally understood why he always felt like an outsider. Will he choose to be with his real mom Elena and half-brother Stefano (Marco Gallo) or remain with the Mabungas? Let’s all find out in the upcoming episodes of Pamilya Ko, weeknights before TV Patrol.
Meanwhile, watch the most heartbreaking scenes wherein Chico felt so distant from the Mabunga family in this Kapamilya Toplist.