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'Sad To Say Wala' Lian Paz On Paolo Contis' Financial Support For Their 2 Daughters
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  • Paolo Contis’s ex-wife, Lian Paz, recently revealed that the Kapuso actor has not been giving any financial support to their two daughters Xonia, 12 and Xylene, 11. “Sad to say wala,” was Lian’s reply to entertainment portal, PEP.ph when asked whether she was still in communication with Paolo and if the A Faraway Land actor was extending financial support to their two kids. 

    "Wala silang communication simula noong maliit pa sila hanggang ngayon na graduate na ang anak ko," she added, referring to Paolo. 

    It will be recalled that Paolo and Lian broke up in 2012. Lian’s recent claim echoes the same message she gave Inquirer.Net in a November 2018 article where the former EB Babes dancer revealed that “that she had been the sole provider for her daughters ever since she and Contis parted ways.”

    That was until she met her fiancé John Cabahug who has consistently been by Lian’s side. “I thank God for John, I thank John for loving my children,” she said in the same article.

    “It is the clear proof of his love for me. Xonia, Xalene and I have been through hell before we felt heaven and I am glad that we are here now,” she said. 

    Apart from Xonia and Xylene, the couple are also raising Lexy, John’s daughter from a previous relationship. John and Lian also have a daughter together, Niña, their youngest. 

    Lian tried to seek support legally

    In the same PEP article, Lian says that she has tried to get Paolo give financial support and even went the legal route by getting a lawyer. 

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    “At first… Nagpatulong pa nga ako kay Tita Malou [Choa-Fagar, former Eat Bulaga! executive] na humanap ng lawyer for that….Kasi, hindi nga ako maalam sa ganyang bagay. Mahirap din kasi emotional ako that time, so para yung mga bata lang ang maisip ko,” she said. 

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    She narrates that she talked to Paolo and told him to expect a letter from her lawyer but Paolo asked that they forego a legal battle and just settle it between themselves.

    “So ako, okay… kung gusto mong magsuporta sa mga bata, idiretso mo na lang sa akin or whatsoever.

    "Kasi siyempre, noong naghiwalay kami, wala akong trabaho. As in, zero talaga. So, sinunod ko siya," said Lian. 

    However, Paolo reneged on his promise of financial support, according to Lian. "… Nung sinunod ko siya, akala ko, okay. Pero mas maganda na idinaan ko na sa lawyer pala," she added. 

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    The Family Code

    There are several Articles under the Family Code that deal with the support parents should provide for their children whether legitimate or illegitimate.

    Support in the law is described as “everything indispensable for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education, and transportation, in keeping with the financial capacity of the family.”

    Articles 194, 195, and 201 and 204 refers to what kind of support should be given and how much. More specifically, R.A. 9262 or the Violence Against Women and Their Children Act, zeroes in on the father to provide for his child and refusing to do so is considered as “economic abuse” and punishable under the law.

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    But of course, such law can only be implemented if the other party opts to take legal action. 

    When PEP asked whether she had a message for Paolo, Lian kidded, “Pakisagot yung letter, galing sa court.” She later retracted and added, "Hindi, huwag na, matagal naman kami na walang ganyan."

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    Lian reveals she is happy now with the family she and John have built. In a separate PEP article, she credits John for taking care of both Xonia and Xylene’s schooling.

    “Si John, si John talaga… and I’m very thankful. It’s something na una siyempre, mahihiya ka, di ba?” she said. "Kasi, responsibilidad mo iyan bilang isang magulang, pero kinuha niya ang responsibilidad na iyon to make me even comfortable,” she added.

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    Lian and Paolo have two daughters together. She and John also parent his daughter from a previous relationship, Lexy, and Niña, their daughter together.
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    Recently, the 34 year old mom proudly shared that Xonia has graduated from Grade 6 with honors. “Noong graduation, alam mo yung feeling as a mother, siguro mapa-flashback mo rin yung mga time na single mother ka pa. ‘Hay, nakaraos.’ Natapos. 'Tapos ngayon, another journey na naman,” she said.

    In the meantime, Lian says her annulment from Paolo is still pending but she prays that it get finalized soon. "So, yun ang mas gusto ko actually. Pinagpi-pray ko ‘yan na sana ibigay Niya. Kasi, I want to start nang tama,” she tells PEP. 

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