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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bad Attitude

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The new young actor (NY) has one of the most amiable faces among the latest talents of this big network. NY, a very positive individual, is an ideal person having prioritized education first over a career in showbusiness. However, unknown to most, behind his amiable face is a crass personality.

NY treats his assistants AS as though they are his “slaves.” His requests sound like orders, which make his AS feel as though they are very incompetent and stupid. For example, when one of his AS made a mistake in getting the black shoes NY wanted, he reprimanded the AS along with curse words. NY almost threw the wrong pair of shoes at the AS. The AS could not reason out that NY has several black shoes and did not specify the brand he wanted.

In another incident, NY was looking for his hair wax. He insisted that the wax was placed in one of his bags somewhere. When the AS said he could not find the wax, NY nonchalantly insisted that it was there and that AS did not look hard enough. He even added that AS should look with his eyes and not with his mouth. After fruitless searching, AS thought of opening NY's  bag beside him - and voila, the wax was there all along! Instead of apologizing, NY accused AS of placing the wax in the bag to embarrass him.

AS soon realized he could not take NY's bad treatment anymore and left. AS was very disgusted as NY have become a monster towards the little people in the industry.

To make matters worse, NY allegedly does not bother with the basic needs of his assistants, such as food for instance. At one point, when NY was fasting out of his religious obligations, he did not bother to feed his assistants and told them that since he was fasting, they should then fast as well.

Perhaps NY's management should step in and teach him to treat his support staff humanly. After all, the success of any actor also hinges on the quality of people who work for him. NY should take the cue from his relative, who, despite his huge status in the industry, is known to be very decent, supportive, and respectful of people, especially to his very own staff. 

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.-David J. Schwartz

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Don't Rouse or be Terrified

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Truly, showbiz is an entertainment industry – the public gets entertained on the various quirks of the stars in it. Haven’t we heard and read all the weird and peculiar behavior of most celebrities on and off camera?  Whether intentionally done or not, it brings some people to conclude that showbiz life and the kind of work that actors do have a lot to do with it.

After several scary brushes with the lead actor LA,  production people PP in a hit teleserye HT have learned their lesson. They know for sure how not to turn the quiet lead actor LA  into someone violent and  creepy – and how?

LA is so addicted to sleep that it is a big sin for anyone to wake him up. Don’t ever make the mistake of rousing him because you don’t know what will hit you – literally. You surely don’t want to see  an incredible hulk in the flesh looking at you eye to eye! 

During taping breaks, LA would prefer to sleep inside his van than do anything else. His sleep would often be a long one by normal taping break standards. Yet PP would  be so scared of rousing LA  every time he needed to be called for his scenes. They said how they wish there would be an invisible carpet  everytime they would do it. And who wouldn’t be afraid? 

In one of the episodes of HT, sleeping LA was summoned by the director to be called to shoot for his scenes. The very scared PP went to LA’s van to wake him up, and guess what happened?  As soon as LA opened his eyes, they turned red and soon after, he went berserk, throwing on the air everything his hands could lay on. Flying objects? Oh yes, some  people on the set said they were reminded of those scenes on the movie Deep Impact. Well, it would have been a perfect  scene any director would love to catch on film.

On the other hand, lead actress LA was smarter, ironically. She’s  very good at calculations and  made sure she couldn’t be made to work when her time was up. If her call time was 12nn that meant her pack-up time was 12am of next day. Whether all her scenes would be shot or not, she called it a day…no more, no less. Smart eh?!

“It’s hard to stick to the rules when there are no rules to speak of. Work hard at working smart. “  ~  Fashion PULIS

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Inday Barretto: Gretchen Did Not Work for Us

 

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MANILA – The matriarch of the Barretto family continued her tirade against daughter Gretchen Barretto, denying that the actress took on the role of parent to her siblings and even gave up her schooling to enter showbiz.

In a statement she sent to “The Buzz” on Sunday, Inday Barretto urged Gretchen to “stop putting yourself up by putting us down.”

“Just remember that my house, which you call less than your criteria, was what gave you a roof over your head, food on your stomach, clothes on your back when you were a nobody and had nothing! All you wanted was to hitch your wagon to a star and the world gave you the moon as well,” she said in the statement.

“You still have to bash us with lies and pasikat up to when Dad and I are about to close our eyes! The trouble with lies is you have to tell more lies to back it up!” she continued.

Furthermore, Mrs. Barretto responded, point by point, to Gretchen's assertion that she worked in showbiz to help her family.

“Issues and allegations: 1. Gretchen stopped schooling to stand as bread winner of the family - to pay for the rent, electricity, food and schooling of her siblings!

“Answer: At the age 12 modelled for a line of clothing, P1,000 per pictorial. At 14, she did a movie ‘14 Going Steady’ P20,000 per project, followed by two more movies I cannot remember. One or two more endorsements, maybe of the same amount. A total of P100,000. By the time she joined showbiz, three of her siblings were already done with school and well on their way,” she said.

“She was only with us for three years. By the time she changed into adult roles and earning better, she was already living in with (basketball player Joey) Loyzaga and our family were already in Iloilo to spend little time with my 90-year-old mother. And Daddy wanted to go into prawn farming,” she added.

Mrs. Barretto said they may not be rich but she also maintained that they were never poor.

“Our family had a comfortable lifestyle long before she was born and up to the present. No way will we let a 12-year-old child work for us. Family and friends can attest to that,” she said.

The feud among the Barrettos started when the family matriarch released a statement last Wednesday, announcing that she is disowning Gretchen.

Mrs. Barretto defended her daughter Claudine against the allegations of Gretchen, who had supposedly criticized her younger sister for "bashing" their niece Julia on Instagram.

Following this, their brother Joaquin also issued his own statement claiming it was actually Gretchen who once “put food on the table, paid for the rent, electricity and hospital bills when dad suffered.”

Gretchen and Claudine have yet to speak on the issue.

Gretchen's Best Friend Counters Sister's Claims

 

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MANILA – The best friend of actress Gretchen Barretto came to her defense amid an ongoing feud involving the actress, her siblings and their mother Inday.

In an interview with “The Buzz” aired on Sunday, former actress Tanya Montenegro countered most the claims of Gretchen’s sister Gia, who collaborated with their mother’s earlier statement.

“Hindi sila rich, hindi rin sila poor. Middle. Beautiful houses? Those houses were rented. Contrary to the [statement] na they had chauffeur, no because it was always Jay-Jay, their brother, who would take them to school in their yellow car,” Montenegro said.

When they were in grade school, Montegro shared that Gretchen would normally go to school with only enough food for recess or lunch but it was very seldom that she had enough for both.

Montenegro said there was also a time when Gretchen was not able to take their exams because of her unpaid tuition.

“I begged my mom ‘Baka you can come and talk to Father Rodriguez and ask if he can just allow Gretchen to take the exams kasi they are sending her out of the room,’” she said.

As for Gia’s statement that each of them had nannies, Montenegro said: “As far as I recall from the stories of Gretchen sa akin, they never had a maid. They had one that was living with them and they call her Naning.

Naning is her mom's sister. Iyon ang nag-alaga sa kanila.”

Gia earlier said that Gretchen’s claims -- as revealed in their brother Joaquin’s statement -- of financial support for their family have no basis since their father always managed to provide.

“For the record, we may not have been so rich but we were never poor. 1. We live in big beautiful houses. 2. Slept in carpeted, air-conditioned rooms. 3. Food galore. 4. Put in an exclusive school. 5. Members of exclusive country clubs. 6. We each have our own yayas, yours even a midwife. 7. Driven by chauffeurs," Gia said.

Meanwhile, Montenegro said Gretchen loves all her nieces and nephews, as much as Claudine does.

“Si Gretchen, sobra niyang mahal lahat ng pamangkin niya. Actually ang tawag ng mga pamangkin niya sa kanya, Mama Gretchen. Even kay Claudine, mama din. Very close sila sa mga bata eh,” she said.

According to Montenegro, what Gretchen went through when she was still young was a no joke.

“She grew up na emotionally deprived of love from the parents. Because if you noticed Gretchen, when she sees a friend, she's very huggy. Si ‘I love you’ iyan eh. When I asked her before why, sabi niya 'Wala lang because I never got this from my parents. I never felt love. I was never hugged,'” she shared.

Asked if she thinks Gretchen was abused as a child, Montenegro said: “Ako ang masasabi ko sa mga nakita ko, there was one time, I will never forget this, I saw her in school siguro mga grade 6. She had a big bruise here (near her jaw). Sabi ko what happened? Tapos she started crying. Hindi ko na pinilit na magkwento kung bakit. I saw that bruise.”

The feud among the Barrettos started when the family matriarch released a statement last Wednesday, announcing that she is disowning Gretchen.

Mrs. Barretto defended her daughter Claudine against the allegations of Gretchen, who had supposedly criticized her younger sister for "bashing" their niece Julia on Instagram.

Following this, Joaquin and Gia also addressed the issue. Gia sided with her mother and youngest sister, while Joaquin sided with Gretchen, saying Claudine's "condition" should be addressed.

Gretchen and Claudine have yet to speak on the issue.

Gretchen Barretto Mum on Reconciliation with Mother Inday


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MANILA – Socialite-actress Gretchen Barretto kept her silence when asked if she is open to patch things up with her mother Inday, who recently disowned her and called her a “liar.”

"I have no answer for a possibility of reconciliation," Gretchen said in a statement she sent to “The Buzz.”

According to "The Buzz" host Boy Abunda, Gretchen is choosing to keep silent amid their ongoing family feud because she is still hurting.

Abunda said Gretchen is saddened because the controversy her family is currently embroiled in reminds her of all the difficult times she had to endure in the past.

While she has yet to speak on the issue, Gretchen, on Thursday, took to the image-sharing site Instagram to express her gratitude to everyone who continuously support her in this trying time.

“Thank you. I'm won't deny I'm hurting but I thank God still for all those who continue to love me,” she said.

Mrs. Barretto released a statement on Wednesday defending her daughter Claudine against the allegations of Gretchen, who had supposedly criticized her younger sister for "bashing" their niece Julia on Instagram.

Julia was recently introduced as an artist of Star Magic, the ABS-CBN talent management firm that launched Claudine to stardom until her transfer to another network in 2009.

Gretchen's brother, Joaquin Barretto, coming to the defense of his sister, issued a statement on Wednesday night, expressing shock over their mother's allegations.

He also appealed to his mother to "put a stop to this before our family totally falls apart while there is still something to save."

Meanwhile, Gia, another Barretto sibling, sided with her mom and youngest sister Claudine.

She said Gretchen’s “claims of financial support for this family have no basis, because dad always managed to provide.”

Gia also echoed their mother's appeal to Gretchen to stop hurting their family and just disappear from their lives.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Not Keen On Being Friends


 
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Celebrity host CH and popular make-up artist PM were once bff’s (best friends forever) and were really inseparables. For more than a decade, PM did all of CH’s personal and professional  make-up needs, accompanied CH everywhere she went, and treated each other like family, like sisters, with CH giving PM her all-out support both personally and professionally.

But in any relationships, some things can come up along the way that can unwittingly break even the strongest of relationships.

To people around them, CH and PM helped each other in many ways. PM did get to earn big from being CH’s personal make-up artist MUA, what with all of CH’s many projects that needed PM’s services almost on a 24/7 basis. Whether it was an agreement they both had, being “exclusive” to each other  was an arrangement that seemed to work very well for both of them. Or so PM thought.

Over the years, some things and attitudes will change. While CH was very convenient and comfortable with such arrangement, it wasn’t always the same for PM. PM allegedly felt that there were many missed opportunities as she glided along with CH’s day in and day out. She felt, she was too trapped in CH world that she longed for her own, too… to spread her wings. After all, she is a celebrity stylist whose services are sought after by the rich and famous.

PM got paid studio rate for every make-up service she did for CH. But when she started getting calls for weddings which paid a lot more - at least P25,000 for bridal make-up - that’s where trouble began. Whether being shy or not wanting to hurt CH’s feelings, PM resorted to some “white lies” to service others outside of CH. She didn’t ask CH’s permission everytime she moonlighted for other clients. This happened regularly. When told about it, CH expressed disappoinment, saying that she would have understood if she were told the truth.

One day, PM called in sick and told CH she  would not be able to come and do her make-up for an event. CH said okay.  In an event that night, CH met a veteran actress VA who was a close friend. CH complimented VA for her very nice make-up. CH was shocked when VA proudly replied, “ Oh yes, this was done by PM, no less!”

That proved to be the last straw. CH is now happy with GS, one good and  skillful MUA.

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ~ William Shakespeare


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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Majorly Misunderstood

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After several tumultuous relationships, people thought that diligent actress (DA) finally found her man in the scion (SO) of one of the well-loved actors in the industry. Their relationship was welcomed by their friends and family. After all, both known to be obedient to their parents, and serious with their craft. Within a few months of their public relationship, the announcement of their break up was a surprise.

What caused the break up?
 
During a vacation with friends, DA kidded one of her good-looking friends who was with his girlfriend. DA said, “Get a room. I wanna join.” Upon hearing what DA said, SO got mad at the joke, and thought that DA was flirting too much, they got into a fight. It was so bad that SO called DA a whore in Filipino. Shocked at what she heard, she dared him to repeat what he said, and he did. For several times, he called her “p**a ka!"
 
The major misunderstanding of DA and SO could have stemmed from the lack of understanding of each other, since their relationship was still new, perhaps? The incident that happened tested their character, and sadly, the relationship was too frail to be saved at that point.
 
“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” James Baldwin

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Marian Rivera Cuts Ties with Manager Popoy Caritativo


Marian Rivera and her manager, Popoy Caritativo have mutually decided to sever professional ties spanning almost a decade. The split shocked fans and followers of Marian who thought that nothing, as in nothing could dismantle such a relationship with her manager Popoy whom she lovingly called “Momsy.” 

No reasons were given for the split, but according to a reliable source that early on, there had already been previous uncomfortable issues between talent and manager. For one, Marian had been persistent about marriage plans to boyfriend Dingdong Dantes any date of December this year – some say it’s December 8, at Manila Cathedral (Feast of Immaculate Conception thus the name MARIAN) but no one knew for sure.

The marriage issue was something that Popoy was so against at since he believes strongly that it will jeopardize all his career plans for Marian. He told her to wait a little more since marriage is just a document anyway, and it can wait anytime, but opportunities lost after marriage will be incalculable. All that did not seem to sit well with Marian, believing that her age and length of her relationship with Dingdong should be enough for them to end up at the altar soon.

It would be remembered that the couple have been spending long vacations together here and abroad more often than previous years, making it very stressful for Popoy to efficiently handle Marian’s schedules which were getting haywire everytime. He believes that her desire to tie the knot with Dingdong would only aggravate these matters.

Reportedly, both Marian and Dingdong are hell-bent to have their marriage settled as soon as possible, as both want to start a family together without necessarily leaving showbiz and their commitments.  

These and some other personal issues might have taken its toll to an otherwise “rock-solid” tandem of Marian and Popoy. The split could just be the bitter pill they had no choice but to swallow.  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Effortless?

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Troubled actress (TA) was seen in a mall with her current partner and his two children. Heads turned when TA loudly called out “Babe!” to her partner.
This public action attracted various reactions, as TA and her babe were still fresh from the controversy involving her family. Her family thinks she is still an innocent child, and portrays her as a helpless and vulnerable lady. How would they react when they find out that TA has been playing nanny to her partner’s kids?
Although the kids had their nannies, TA was seen following the kids around the store. Perhaps, TA thinks she can develop a close relationship with her partner’s children by literally being there with them. Of course, the kids are too young to notice. During that moment, it seemed that TA was acting the role of the nannies. At least TA is giving it a try. 

"Never try to be someone you're not to get someone to like you. If you have to be something you're not for them then they are obviously not the one for you."

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Letter from a Reader: The End Did Not Justify the Meanness

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 Dear Fashion PULIS,

This has been bugging me for quite a while and I just can’t let it pass without writing to you.

My friend, Cara auditioned for a major contest MC on television which will be aired soon. While she was singing, she was so good that her fellow auditioneers were clapping their hands in appreciation. 

Unfortunately, she was not chosen, but she wasn't bitter about it.

After that, she met up with her friend HF who's a member of the production team of MC. Cara told HF that she did not pass the audition. She was shocked by the revelation of HF that MC's selection process/ system is just like that of their other reality shows - that contestants have already been chosen or pre-selected long before the announcement of audition. In short, the alleged audition is just for show because everything is already a done deal!  

My very disheartened friend asked HF why is it that they have such a very unfair system? HF answered that they could not do anything about it since they are just there to follow orders. When asked who selects the ‘done deal’ contestants, HF answered that it's the producers who do the selection, and  “we just take orders from them.” Cara asked what happens to those who pass the "mock auditions,”  she was told it's direk DK  who takes care of that aspect.

It's just so sad FP, that they had to resort to fooling us this way, their loyal viewers. I feel for my friend, and to others like her who only dream and want to be given a chance. The least they ask is to be treated fairly, right?  Cara and the rest are made fools – the legit auditioneers being fried in their own fat by this network . They don’t realize the hardships that a contestant had to deal with just to answer their call for auditions - especially the poor ones who live in the provinces who have to borrow fare money, getting hungry, falling in line for hours under the extreme heat of the sun – only to be told that EVERYTHING IS ALL FOR SHOW?!! 

And then they have the nerve to show the aerial view of the kilometric lines of auditioning contestants, to brag that their much-hyped show had attracted that much crowd! Must they always milk the poor to satisfy their greed? Enough of their lies!

Thank you for giving me a space here, FP. More power to you. 

Sincerely,
Gigi

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Gia Barretto Echoes Mother Inday's Sentiments, Refutes Brother Joaquin's


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I respect that you do not want to be part of our family. At this point, we welcome it.

Not at any point do I ever recall us forcing you to be part of us but we have never also alienated you during the times when you wanted to be with us. Even during the times when you battled with one of us.

I say us because you have time and time again made extreme efforts to push us — mom, dad and all of us — away. You have hurt us in ways that put the word decency to shame, you have had no rules when you attacked us. If the attack were physical then it would be bearable. Bruises heal. But the attack has always been vicious, below the belt and so evil that the wound borne from it cannot heal. It is done repeatedly and unsparingly with permanent damage in mind. You have tried to put mom and dad to shame with empty allegations without thinking that you, whether you like it or not came from them. You ridicule them in front of friend, strangers and us. And, you expect us to just take it.

Your claims of financial support for this family have no basis, because dad always managed to provide. For the record, we may not have been so rich but we were never poor. 1. We live in big beautiful houses 2. Slept in carpeted, air-conditioned rooms, 3. Food galore. 4. Put in an exclusive school. 5. Members of exclusive country clubs. 6. We each have our own yayas, yours even a midwife. 7. Driven by chauffeurs.

Long before you were born and even after you were in show business. At 12 years old, could you have duplicated or taken over this kind of a style, with your meager earnings? We did not have an excess of things but we had what we needed. You were never forced to get into show business. I remember very clearly how you ran to the middle of the road when dad said “no” to you entering show business. He believed that school was important. How sad that you cannot distinguish the lies that you make up and reality.

No Gretchen, it was not you who helped us during rough spots. It was Claudine. You could not in the life of you convince her that our parents were abusive ones. It was difficult for you to accept that there was somebody who actually had pure intentions of helping where help was needed. You once told me and I quote, “I just disappear when things get tough.” You have become great at these disappearing acts. Claudine made an effort to be there always. Just a few corrections: Claudine paid for my med at UBC just as she paid for a lot of our nieces and nephews education. She gave them (our nieces and nephews), iPads, iPhones, concert tickets, clothes and so much more. She spoiled all of us not because she needed to but she wanted to. She unlike you, has never equated her value with money or material possessions.

JJ comments on TV are only credible in as far as he is caught between a rock and a hard place, because he is in your employ. It honestly pains me to see that you could put him in this situation. To pick between that and his parents.

I echo mom’s words, “Stop it.” We get it. We know you don’t want us so please hear us now...”We do not want you, too.” Please stop hounding us like an attack dog. We will admit defeat if you just leave us in peace. Just totally disappear from our lives without leaving a trail of vile and misery. Please.

Enough is enough! Leave us alone. Leave my family alone.

From GIA BARRETTO-REYES

Boston, Mass., USA

Claudine Barretto Prays for Strength


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MANILA -- Claudine Barretto has chosen to say little about the controversial statements made by her family members with respect to an ongoing feud between the former Kapamilya actress and her sister Gretchen.

"Haharapin ko at sasagutin ko ang lahat ng mga iyan sa  tamang oras," the 33-year-old actress was quoted as saying by GMA News on Wednesday.

Claudine, who no longer lives with her husband Raymart Santiago, according to her mother, said she is "praying for more strength dahil kailangan ko ring protektahan ang mga anak ko lalo na sa pinagdadanan namin ngayon."

She also thanked those who have expressed support for her, after her mother Inday and brother Joaquin spoke up  on the actress' alleged feud with Gretchen.

"Marami pong salamat sa lahat po ng dasal, suporta at pagmamahal," she said.

Inday, in her statement published by Philippine Star on Wednesday, defended Claudine against the allegations of Gretchen, who had supposedly criticized her younger sister for "bashing" their niece Julia on image-sharing service Instagram.

The 16-year-old Julia was recently formally introduced as an artist of Star Magic, the ABS-CBN talent management firm that launched Claudine to stardom until her transfer to another network in 2009.

In the same statement, Inday called Gretchen "evil" and announced that she was disowning her.

Joaquin Barretto, coming to the defense of his younger sister Gretchen, issued a statement on Wednesday night, expressing shock over their mother's allegations.

He appealed to his mother to "put a stop to this before our family totally falls apart while there is still something to save."

Gretchen has yet to speak on the issue.

Barretto Brother Defends Gretchen vs Mommy Inday

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MANILA, Philippines -- The brother of Gretchen Barretto expressed shock over a statement made by their mother, Inday, which was published Wednesday, announcing that she is disowning the socialite-actress.

In a statement given to ABS-CBN News on Wednesday, Joaquin, one of seven Barretto siblings, said he is hurt by the allegations made by his mother against Gretchen in defense of their youngest sister Claudine.

"The letter of our mother which was published earlier today was shocking and hurtful. But what bothers me most is that while she attacks my sister, Gretchen, and pictures her as evil personified, she seems to have forgotten the truth," Joaquin said.

"Mom, as you have gone out of [your] way to answer the issues that Claudine ought to answer for herself, maybe it is high time to reflect on things and address these concerns as well," he said.

Joaquin, for instance, noted that Gretchen took on the role of parent to her siblings and even gave up her schooling to enter showbiz.

"You have lifted Claudine on a pedestal as the teleserye queen and labelled Gretchen nothing but an ST queen. But who took over the role of her parents, worked at the age of 12 and gave up her education to put her siblings to school?

"Who put food on the table, paid for the rent, electricity and hospital bills when dad suffered from his heart condition at least two times? Did you ever once stop her from doing all that because you loved her and wanted to protect her just like what you are now doing for Claudine?" Joaquin said.

Claudine's 'condition' 

The Barretto brother also addressed his mother's denial that "Claudine has no mental illness," saying their family had made a decision to "put [the actress] in a hospital."

"We all know the truth about Claudine's condition," said Joaquin. "Gretchen never threatened about having her 'padampot.' Whatever for? May I remind you that it was you and dad who had her put in a hospital because you wanted to save her from destroying herself. Yes, Claudine is going through rough times. Again. And if you truly love her, then you should take concrete steps to save her rather than hitting Gretchen simply because she is standing up to Claudine," Joaquin said.

He, likewise, suggested that it is unlikely for Gretchen to insult Claudine's children, saying the two sisters are now practically estranged.

"You claimed that Gretchen has been calling Claudine's children names to her face. But how is that ever possible when Gretchen had long stopped taking Claudine's calls? Hasn't Claudine changed her mobile number many times while still owning many prepaid sim cards as well?" he said.

On Julia

Joaquin also countered his mother's statement regarding Claudine's and Gretchen's supposed show of support for their niece, Julia, Marjorie's 16-year-old daughter.

Inday, in her statement, claimed that "no one can love those (Marjorie’s) children more than Claudine." This was in response to allegations, supposedly made by Gretchen on Instagram, that Claudine is not happy that Julia is making a name for herself in showbiz.

Julia was recently formally introduced as an artist of Star Magic, the ABS-CBN talent management firm that launched Claudine to stardom until her transfer to another network in 2009.

"On the contrary," Joaquin said, "it was Claudine who repeatedly said she was going to make an expose. On what? We were clueless until bashing began on Instagram, which was why Gretchen came to the rescue of Julia. If there is anyone who cared more for her niece, we all know it is Gretchen, as she has proven when she chose to protect me and my siblings for a long, long time. This explains exactly why, as you said, we never complained about our childhood."

In closing his statement, Joaquin appealed to his mother to "put a stop to this before our family totally falls apart while there is still something to save."

Inday Barretto Calls Daughter Gretchen a Liar!

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Source: www.philstar.com

"You are a liar, Gretchen.

Many of you preys will attest to that soon. That is the style that you use when you want to play with other people’s lives!

To correct your lies…

• You claim Claudine said, “She will block Julia’s entry to Star Magic.” Who did Claudine say it to… you? Or did you just make this up to put Claudine in trouble with Star Magic and make Julia’s big following angry with Claudine? You did that before. Besides, Julia is very much “in” at Star Magic now.

• That Claudine said she is the only Teleserye Princess of ABS-CBN and will remain one ‘till eternity. Hah? Did she tell you that or did you make it up again to block her entry to an ABS-CBN project?

First of all, Claudine was not a Teleserye Princess. She was ABS-CBN Teleserye Queen during her time, just like you were ST Queen during yours.

And, hello, showbiz holds no franchise to eternity.

Owners and big bosses go to hell, too, or to heaven in time!

• That Claudine will ruin Julia’s career? Why would she? Next to Marjorie, “No one can love those (Marjorie’s) children more than Claudine!!!”

There is a track record to that. At hindi isang kagaya mo lang ang maka-manipulate niyan.

Huwag mo naman gawing tanga ‘yung mga tao, Gretchen. They and we all know that “Claudine holds no power over the industry!”

Who do you think Claudine is — the Evil Queen of Bhutan?

• Raymart left home? Yes, it is true.

For a cooling off period? — Sana.

But if God wills it to be permanent, huwag naman sana. But still, our life is not in our hands! So, Gretchen, do you also want to include God in your “bashing” and drip your perfumed saliva for the misfortune of your sister?

• Claudine has violent ways? Ay, talaga? Correct!

Nagbabasag ng plato at tasa ‘yan; buti na lang plastic, hindi ‘yung regalo ni Pres. Erap sa wedding.

I saw Claudine nagbato ng sapatos, natamaan ang pusa! Nabasa ‘yung shoes.

I also witnessed you, Gretchen, ah! When you were throwing expensive plates and vases at that time I was called to go to your place because nagwawala ka and you were threatening to swallow pills.

Muntik pa nga akong matamaan kaya I ran out of the house to the car on a Typhoon Signal No. 3, soaking wet. Pinalayas ako!

Yes, Claudine’s career slowed down but her talent did not!

What she holds on “record” for achievement, is “not gone” for how can you lose what you already have in your hand and kept in people’s mind? She doesn’t have to prove anything.

Julia and others will fare on their own — never dependent on anyone, comparable to none. They each have a gift from God! Oh yes, Julia is terrific, another good one coming. You are insecure if you believe anyone can block that! For the record, that (your insecurity) can be supported by a well-known doctor.

Claudine has no “mental illness”…“mental torture,” yes, courtesy of an evil manipulation!

Some of these incidents will support it.

You attack Claudine with verbal abuse by phone and text messages, like these:

• Sabina — negra daughter of yours

• Santino — abnoy

• Raymart — bakla for not siding with you. (Note: Sabina and Santino are Claudine and husband Raymart Santiago’s children. — RFL)

You told Claudine that she has no more career to go back to. Bakit, si Malou Santos ka ba, si Vic del Rosario ka ba?

Ipadadampot — for what? (Planted or framed up.) There are bashers — 10, 15 or more, when one is popular — and still you would still like to accuse your sister as the culprit!

Do not call Claudine evil!

Do not start giving away that title that belongs to you and you alone, now that it’s burning your palm and scarring your beautiful face.

Some basher called Julia “maarte” and you blow your top!

You call Claudine evil, prepare to attack her and you want me to be “angelic?”

Ang dali-dali n’yo lang manakit ng tao. Power drunk! Pero pag kayo na, konting pitik gusto n’yo na magpakulong.

I am taking this fight — now in front of the battle.

I am going to take all the bullets you shoot.

Watch and beware it will ricochet kapagka ina na ang binaril.

Stop, please stop. Stop it na, ha! Stop it naaaaa!!!

For the longest time now and all these years you did nothing but make it your favorite pastime to play with the lives of my family, the family you are ashamed to own, in spite of the fact that I brought you all up well, humble and human!

You have attacked, accused, maligned and tried to destroy each and everyone of us in the eyes of society, starting from your father, I your mother, and each and everyone of your siblings including their partners!

People ask and some who do not know any better, might believe that maybe we’re cruel parents, neglectful and remiss in our duties to you! Only, you, alone? Because no one else is complaining about their childhood!

How easy for me to have explained my side, but how can a mother defend herself without destroying a child of hers no matter that she is EVIL?

Most importantly, I could not in all conscience correct the bad “impression” (image) you gave us. The truth is: This impression is the “Deceptive Device” you used to hook your man and landed you on the moon shining bright like a diamond!

I kept mum not wanting to rock your world but you are wrecking ours!

Gretchen, I am not a wimp, never been one, but lahat may “hangganan.” I have protected you all these years without exposing to the world the real you. But you have pushed many of us to the wall. There’s no other way but for us to defend our names! I have always loved you as one of my own, and always will, but love of my family belongs to the heart and not in the garbage can!

I am letting go of a child now who never wanted me in order to save one who has always been there for all, and with all of her love…Claudine! — INDAY BARRETTO"

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Living the Cool Life


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Someone (SO) is posting random pictures of herself with a very popular actor (VP). Sources claim SO is the daughter of a character actress. There seems to be nothing wrong with posting pictures, right? However, could the pictures tell more than what they show? Is she a special girl in the life of VP?

Uh oh. Here lies the problem. First, VP is not single and is committed to a young feisty actress (YF). Second, it seems that VP is back to his alleged old ways.

VP has been going out with the same group, which is a mixture of the hip crowd of this generation, and is the same company of one of his earlier relations. If the gang is not clubbing, they stay at a friend’s house until the sun shines. Worse, VP’s company is noted for doing “stuff."  Worst, it’s alleged that the source of their daily “stuff” is none other than VP himself. Perhaps, VP does not mind the cost of the "stuff" as he is on top of raking in money for his network.

Sadly, YF is nearing her saturation point and can no longer stand the booze, the girls, and the alleged habit. On the one hand, will YF call it quits any time and show that she has learned her lesson from her past relationship? On the other hand, will YF just take the behavior of VP with a grain of salt and hope he will come to his senses?

The other question is the seeming deafness and blindness of the network of VP with regard to his alleged activities. Is the network tolerating VP because he is one of their most bankable actors? While VP might be ruining himself under the guise of living his life fully, can’t the network have the heart to help him live a cleaner life, and make him a true role model just like his public image?

Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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