Heart Evangelista wasn’t the only one impressed with her husband Sorsogon governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s recital of the old Spanish lyrics of the Philippine national anthem – it turns out her fans and followers were, too.
Heart recently posted a clip on her Instagram account where she asked her husband about the original Spanish version of the Philippine national anthem. It also happens to be her announcement of the next topics recently tackled in her YouTube vlog.
“Joining us on this episode of Adulting Part Three is none other than my husband, @escuderochiz! Learned so much while filming this episode so I can’t wait for you guys to watch it too! We talked about learning how to deal with online hate, the Anti-Terrorism Bill, and many other pressing issues! Make sure to watch out for this vlog!” Heart enthused.
“Ano ‘yung unang ano, Philippine National Anthem?” Heart asked Chiz. (What’s the first Philippine National Anthem?)
“Spanish,” came Chiz’s curt reply.
“Alam mo ba ‘yun?” Heart asked. (Do you know that?)
“Tapos ginawang English. Tapos ginawang Filipino,” Chiz added. (Then it was translated into English, then into Filipino.)
Chiz then said, “Tierra Adorada. Memorize ko ‘yun noong Spanish 20 ko.” (I’ve memorized it during my Spanish 20 class.)
It was at this point when Chiz started reciting the lyrics in Spanish. Afterwards, Heart asked, “Teka lang, ano’ng birthday ko?” (Hey, what’s my birth date?)
Seemingly stunned and speechless with having no quick answer from Chiz, Heart blurted out, “Nakalimutan mo?” (You forgot?)
Still, a lot of Heart’s Instagram followers found the clip charming. Reactions from fans were as follows:
“Without question, Chiz is a smart bloke. And have you [noticed], he’s so simple in a polo shirt and jeans. No Rolex, blings etc… You’re lucky Heart to marry a ‘decent man.’”
“Ang talino talga ni Chiz,mas Lalo akong nabilib sa kanya.” (Chiz is really intelligent. I am more impressed now.)
“@iamhearte awww que lindo. [Your] husband [speaks] great and Spanish.”
“Buti sya memorize pa nya buong Hymno Nacional Filipino. ako kalahati o less na lang ata. Smart naman ni bamboo Este Sen.Chiz pala.” (It’s nice that he still has Hymno Nacional Filipino memorized. Me? I only know half or less. Bamboo is so smart, este, Sen. Chiz.)
“We miss [your] adulting episode this should be a regular thing.”
“Nakakatuwa sis senator Chiz, naalala ko [graduation] ng anak ko 2018 sya ang guest speaker sa Batangas City [emoji] napaka humble magsalita.” (Senator Chiz is such a joy. I remember my son’s graduation in 2018 where he is the guest speaker in Batangas City. He was so humble as he spoke.)
The recital turned out to be so much fun for its viewers that even actress-comedian Alex Gonzaga, who is a successful vlogger herself, reacted, and as expected, with a joke: “Oo tama sya yung dulo namali lang sya isang word ‘que’ pero yes tama naman sya. Alam na alam ko yan kasi ako prof nila nun sa spanish 20 nya.”
(He’s right although he made a mistake in the end with one word, que, but yes, he’s right. I know that very well because I was his professor in his Spanish 20 class.) JB