ang mga nakakalokang “eksena” (pero cute naman) ni gretchen barretto sa movie press!

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Siya ang tunay na Walkout Queen, dahil maka-ilang beses na siyang nag-walkout sa harap ng mga movie press people and media bloggers in some occasions. At ang latest ay ‘yung naganap more than a month ago na eksena sa Cultural Center of the Philippines. Ikinaloka ito ng mga media people, na mostly ay mga media bloggers, na halos ‘isumpa’ si Ms. Gretchen Barretto sa pagwo-walkout na ginawa niya or rather, sa kanyang “great escape” na ginawa sa mga ito!

YES, SI MS. GRETCHEN BARRETTO.

Orig na orig ang kanyang mga ‘kadramahan’ kaya naman tunay na ‘naloloka’ ang mga media and movie press people sa kanya. Imagine, excited na excited pa naman ang lahat ng media people na magbigay si Gretchen ng statement sa pagkakatalo niya bilang Best Actress sa nagdaang Cinemalaya awards, pero hayun, ibinitin niyang patiwarik ang lahat! She kept them hanging on the air and grasping for more breath! Kaya talagang naloka ang mga bloggers na nakasaksi sa drama na yun ni Gretchen.

Pero mauna sa pangyayaring ‘yan, nag-walkout na rin si Gretchen sa isang grupo naman noon ng mga movie press people sa isang pictorial session. Isang lady scribe-editor naman ng isang glossy magazine  ang “napag-tripan” niya noon. Inokray-kray niya ito, sabay walkout! Mismong ang isang giant TV network na ngangalaga sa career ni Gretchen ang hindi makapaniwala sa pangyayaring iyon, dahil karamihan sa mga press people na naro’n sa pictorial ay mga “home-grown” writers nila!

Anyway, hindi naman TULUYANG SINUSUMPA ng mga movie scribes si Gretchen maski ba ganito ang mga kadramahan niya. Cute naman kasi ang dating sa kanila. Hindi naman nang-aaway. Tipong umiiwas lang at medyo nagtataray in an “educated manner”. O, di bahhhh?

Pero may isang unforgettable experience din pala ang isang kilalang kolumnista (identified ang kolumnista na ito bilang isang Noranian, at nagho-host sa mga out-of-town shows and fiestas at may magandang tinig na “puma-paloy”) kay Gretchen. Imagine again, nag-lecture ang aktres na ito kay Mr. Movie Scribe ng “You are not doing your homework as a writer!”

‘Yan. ‘Yan ang tumataginting na lecture ni Gretchen sa nasabing movie scribe.

Nagtanong kasi ang movie scribe kay Gretchen kung bakit tila nawala siya sa eksena sa showbiz noon. Ang sagot ni Gretchen:

“No, never akong nawala! You are not doing your homework!”

Pero sinegundahan ng eksplanasyon ng movie scribe ang sagot na depensa ni Gretchen. At muli, nag-lecture si Gretchen, sabay sabing:

“You better do a research, you better Google me, mali lahat ang mga sinabi mo!”

Ha???? Talagang na-shock ang movie scribe. Panay kasi ang deny ni Gretchen in a way na hindi ka naman mao-offend. Kaya okey lang dun sa writer. Pero ang tunay na ikinaloka niya ay nuong nagpaalam na siya kay Gretchen, may final ‘one-liner’ na ginawa si Gretchen sa kanya:

“Again, you are not doing your homework talaga!”, sey ni Gretchen sa movie scribe sabay ikot patalikod at nagmadaling umalis.

Feeling tuloy ng movie scribe, estudyante muli siya na sinermunan ng titser niya! Hahahaha!

In the final analysis, cute naman ang mga “pagtataray” at mga pagwo-walkout ni Gretchen. Nakakatuwa. Original siya sa mga eksenang iyan. O di vaaahhhh!

Meanwhile, ipapalabas na sa September 5 ang movie ni Gretchen na Diplomat Hotel (una itong ipinalabas last Cinemalaya Indie fest) sa mainstream Cinemas all-over Metro Manila. Watch kayo!

 

(photos: gretchen barretto, and gretchen with mon confiado, abe pagtama, director christopher ad castillo and sarah gaulger of the “team diplomat hotel”)

 

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

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diplomat hotel, the review: a journey into the darkest phantoms of your mind…

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As actor Abe Pagtama said on his brief speech before the start of the screening of Diplomat Hotel at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines: “Fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a bumpy night!”

We guessed, he’s right.

It was indeed a bumpy and horrifying night, watching Diplomat Hotel. It gave this blogger scary goose bumps and screams, added with a feeling of being entertained AWESOMELY AND INTELLECTUALLY.

Yes, Diplomat Hotel didn’t simply want to scare- it meant to dig, to investigate and to wander more as to why a dark journey ended sadly, tragically, dramatically.

As the movie started, you would know, but with director Christopher Ad Castillo’s original style of ‘holding’ you suspenseful and catching your breath in every important scene, he successfully created a horror film that would not turn you DOWN, but rather, turn you HIGH.

Director Ad Castillo definitely had the ‘eye’. The vision. The true blood of a genuine film artist. This could be his first film, but this blogger was so amazed with how he handled a popular scary hotel and its high expectations of bringing it back to LIFE, notwithstanding the dark shadows that haunted it.

The film didn’t reveal in DEFENSE. Didn’t explain why. Didn’t turn in many circles of explanations and ‘wonders’. It had no pretense. It simply SHOWED.

Added with an excellent technical staff, good sound, new wave dark music, and a fantastic editing- …. it achieved its GOAL.

One more thing, this film journeyed on its own. It simply wanted to present a dark ride, a deeper look into a lost soul, and loved ones that didn’t have to die.

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Mon Confiado offered another new acting style and dimension in this movie. 

Sarah Gaulger was a refreshing talent here, and she delivered.

Abe Pagtama surely did a lot of justice in his brief appearance at the start of the film.

Art Acuna was so intense and aggravating.

Nico Antonio acted it out with ‘angst’.

But it was Gretchen Barretto who stood out. She was perfect for the role. She acted in subtlety, with great depth and precision. Indeed, fascinating.

Diplomat Hotel would take you into a journey. Into the darkest phantoms of your mind. 

Come, take a ride. Be thrilled. Be horrified.

AND GET THE BEST SCREAM OF YOUR LIFE.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

kaya mo ‘yan, gretchen

STAY STRONG, GRETCHEN
STAY STRONG, GRETCHEN

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“I LEARNED THAT … A TIGHT EMBRACE MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.” 

 

Sa mga katagang ‘yan nag-umpisang tumulo na ang aming luha habang pinapanood namin si Miss Gretchen Barretto sa telebisyon, last Sunday (May 5, 2013) sa programang The Buzz.

Hindi na lalaban pa si Gretchen. She will simply suffer in silence and let time heal all the wounds inflicted on her, moreso, on her heart, by some members of her family.

Ang mahalaga sa kanya, nariyan pa rin ang ilan pang mas mahahalagang tao na handang magbigay pa rin ng pagmamahal sa kanya.

Kaya mo ‘yan, Gretchen.

With those few precious words you said in finality- na matagal hinintay ng madla ukol sa latest controversy sa buhay mo, Gretchen- na-feel namin na ikaw ang nagsasabi ng totoo. Ito’y pansarili naming opinyon. Sana’y huwag masamain ng iba.

Pero ‘yun nga, hindi ka na lalaban pa dahil lalaki lang ang gulo. Lalo pa’t isang “ilaw ng tahanan” ka rin sa mundo ng isang pamilya.

Ang wish na lang ng blogger na ito, balang araw, magkasundo-sundo pa rin ang pamilya Barretto na malaki ang nai-contribute sa mundo ng Philippine showbiz.

Mahal ka namin, Gretchen.

Kasabay ka naming pumasok sa showbiz, remember? ‘Yung taon na ipinalabas ang first Regal Films movie mo na “Fourteen, Going Steady”, ‘yun din ang unang taon namin sa pagsusulat sa showbiz. Tayo-tayo ang magkaka-contemporaries…

Kaya narito kami para sa ‘yo, Gretchen.

BASTA, HUWAG KANG BIBITIW. HOLD ON TIGHTER AND TIGHTER, ‘COZ IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A BUMPY RIDE TO ALL OF US.

STAY STRONG.

 

words by robert manuguid silverio

her tears were real... gretchen breaks down.
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MANILA, PhilippinesSocialite-actress Gretchen Barretto broke down on “The Buzz” on Sunday after she was asked by host Boy Abunda if she wants to make a statement regarding the feud that has rocked the Barretto family during the past two weeks. It was Barretto’s first TV appearance since her mother came out with a statement disowning her, while defending daughter Claudine. Gretchen, in tears, said she would rather not fight but admitted that she is going through a very difficult time. The Buzz, May 5, 2013

link: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/05/05/13/emotional-gretchen-refuses-fight-back

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MANILA – An emotional Gretchen Barretto refuses to fight back despite the accusations made against her by her own mother Inday and older sister Gia.

Speaking live on “The Buzz” on Sunday, the socialite-actress said she’d rather not talk about the ongoing feud involving her family because it is fight that’s supposed to be solved privately.

“Hindi madali ang pinagdadaanan ko ngayon. Hindi madali na pinag-uusapan ka ng buong Pilipinas. Hindi madaling pakinggan ‘yung pinagdaanan ko, ‘yung childhood ko. [Pero] away pamilya ito, hindi dapat isapubliko,” she said.

Amid this ordeal, Barretto said she is very grateful that there are still many who truly value her.

“I learned this week that a tight embrace means the world to me. I learned that madami din palang nagmamahal sa akin. I also learned that life is not perfect and I can’t have everything,” she said.

Barretto also reiterated that she doesn’t want to answer all the tirades aimed at her.

“Dominique, my daughter, knows my story. Many years from now, lilingunin niya itong nangyari sa akin. Maaalala ni Dominique na my mom never fought and that’s what’s important for me. That’s what I want to leave behind,” she said.

While she remains mum about their family controversy, Gretchen has said she considering taking legal action against her sister Gia.

In an interview with entertainment website Pep.ph, Gretchen said she was advised by her lawyers in Manila and the United States to “keep mum” and “let the case speak for itself.”

“Masakit itong gagawin kong hakbang pero kinakailangan para makamit ko ang aking katahimikan,” Gretchen said of the plan to bring the matter to the court.

The latest feud to rock the Barretto family stemmed partly from comments on the image-sharing service Instagram, supposedly made by Gretchen, saying that her sister Claudine is not happy that their niece, Julia, is starting to make a name for herself in showbiz.

Julia, the second daughter of Marjorie Barretto, 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.

In response to reports on the alleged exchange on Instagram, Inday released a statementdenying Claudine’s supposed plans to “block” Julia’s road to stardom.

In the same statement, Inday announced she has disowned Gretchen “in order to save one who has always been there for all, and with all of her love…Claudine.”

Subsequent statements made by Barretto siblings Joaquin and Gia showed the divide among family members. Gia sided with her mother and Claudine, while Joaquin sided with Gretchen, saying Claudine’s “condition” should be addressed.

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mula sa BULGAR tabloid at sinulat ni MS. CRISTY S. FERMIN: GRETCHEN BARRETTO, IDEDEMANDA ANG SARILING INA???

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(THIS NEWS ITEM EXCLUSIVE WAS TAKEN FROM MS. CRISTY S. FERMIN’S “MOST WANTED” MOVIE COLUMN AT BULGAR TABLOID, DATED TODAY, APRIL 27, 2013).

ImageWRITTEN BY THE QUEEN OF SHOWBIZ GOSSIPS- MS.CRISTY S. FERMIN

 

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Isang source na hindi kami kailanman sinunog at kinuryente ang nakapagbulong sa amin na nakikipagkita na ngayon si Gretchen Barretto sa kanyang mga abogado para tilad-tilarin ang mga nilalaman ng opisyal na pahayag ng kanyang inang si Mommy Inday Barretto kamakailan.

Hindi na kailangan pang deretsahin ng aming source, kapag nakikipag-usap sa abogado ang kahit sino ay paniguradong nandu’n ang intensyon ng panghihingi ng ayudang legal, kundi nakademanda ay magdedemanda ang sangkot sa kuwento.

Reaksyon ng aming source: “Hindi na ‘yung sasabihin ng mga tao ang para kay Gretchen ngayon, sobrang naapektuhan siya sa mga pinagsasabi ng mommy niya. Of all people, sariling ina pa niya ang nangwasak sa kanya mula ulo hanggang paa!”

Madiing sinabi ng aming imormante na sampung doble ang tama nu’n kay Gretchen, sanay daw naman ang aktres na napipitik-naaalipusta siya bilang artista, pero bilang tao ay ngayon lang siya minenos at siniraan ng ganitong katindi.

Una, hindi raw sukat-akalain ni Gretchen na si Mommy Inday pa pala ang eentra sa pagpapatsutsadahan nila ng kanyang nakababatang kapatid na si Claudine. Itinulak man ito o hindi ni Claudine, nasabi na ni Mommy Inday ang mga salitang sobrang ikinapahiya at nakapanakit ng husto sa damdamin ng kanyang anak na si Gretchen, at ayon pang muli sa aming source, ay sobrang sama ng loob at pagkaawa sa sarili ang sumuntok sa aktres nang mabasa ang mga litanya ng kanyang ina.

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“Ang nasabi na ay nasabi na, eh”, patuloy na wika ng aming source. “Kahit ano’ng paliwanag pa ang gawin ngayon ni Gretchen ay nakauna na ang kanyang ina. Ang tanging hope na lang niya ngayon, eh, ang pagkakilala sa kanya ng kanyang mga kamag-anak, ng mga kaibigan ng kanilang pamilya na na nakakaalam ng totoong istorya kung bakit ganito si Mommy Inday sa kanya.”

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Totoo nga ba ang kuwento na mula nang tumigil si Gretchen sa pagbibigay ng sustento sa kanyang ina dahil sa pansarili niyang dahilan at nadiskubre ay sobra-sobra na ang naging galit nito sa kanya?

“It’s not for me to nswer that, why don’t you ask Gretchen?”, makahulugang tugon pa ng aming source sa kanyang pagtatapos na kuwento.

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(words by cristy s. fermin)

 

joaquin barretto defends gretchen! (from Interaksyon.com)

joaquin barretto defends gretchen! (from Interaksyon.com)

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The more the messier: Barretto brother joins fray, defends Gretchen vs mother, Claudine
By Anna Cañoneo, InterAksyon.com · Thursday, April 25, 2013 · link below:
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ww.interaksyon.com/entertainment/the-more-the-messier-barretto-brother-joins-fray-defends-gretchen-vs-mother

 

Joaquin and Gretchen Barretto.

Hours after Barretto matriarch Inday came to daughter Claudine’s defense in a scathing open letter to Gretchen, her son Joaquin — older brother to Gretchen, Marjorie and Claudine — released a statement late Wednesday, coming to Gretchen’s rescue in a brief but damning open letter to their mother.

First, Joaquin called her mother’s letter “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,” he said.

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Joaquin wrote that their mother had put Claudine on a pedestal, magnifying her achievements while labeling daughter Gretchen as a mere ST Queen.

However, he said it was Gretchen who stood as the family’s breadwinner since she joined showbiz at an early age.

“(W)ho took over the role of her parents, worked at the age of 12, gave up her education to put her siblings to school?” Joaquin asked.

He added that it was Gretchen who provided for the family, paying the rent, electricity and even their father’s hospital bills when the latter suffered from a heart condition.

The bitter family feud stemmed from the bashing received by Marjorie Barretto’s daughter, Julia, on Instagram. Julia, a former child star, was recently launched as a member of Star Magic, the Kapamilya network’s talent agency where Claudine once glittered as one of its crown jewels.

Barretto siblings Gretchen and Marjorie came to Julia’s defense by posting messages on Instagram directed towards an unknown user believed to be their sister Claudine. Both sisters were of one mind that it was Claudine who posted the hateful messages. Their salvo had apparently prompted their mother to take her youngest daughter’s side.

A photo of Joaquin’s signed letter, which was handed out to media late Wednesday. (Anna Cañoneo/InterAksyon)

Although Gretchen remained mum on the issue, Joaquin answered their mother’s accusations point by point, even going so far as to admit that their family had been privy to Claudine’s condition and that it was their parents who had her put in a hospital to “save her from destroying herself.”

“Yes, Claudine is going through rough times. Again, if you truly love her you should take concrete steps to save her rather than hitting Gretchen simply because she is standing up to Claudine,” he said.

Joaquin also said his mother got her facts wrong about who started this latest feud between Gretchen and Claudine.

“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?” he pointed out.

Joaquin noted that it was Claudine “who had repeatedly said she was going to make an expose”. He said she made good on this threat with the bashing of Julia on Instagram, prompting Gretchen to defend Julia.

Joaquin also praised Gretchen by saying how she had protected him and his siblings for a long time, which makes him, believe that it is Gretchen who truly cares for Julia.

In closing, Joaquin issued a plea to their mother Inday to put a stop to the feuding “while there is still something to save”.

Mom tells Gretchen: ‘You are a liar!’

(from abs-cbn.com blogsite, link below):

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/04/24/13/mom-tells-gretchen-you-are-liar

Mom tells Gretchen: ‘You are a liar!’

ABS-CBNnews.com
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Socialite actress Gretchen Barretto

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MANILA, Philippines — Socialite actress Gretchen Barretto has been called a “liar” by her own mother, Inday Barretto.

In a statement published by entertainment journalist Ricky Lo in the Philippine Star newspaper, mom Inday blew her top after years of keeping all the pains brought by Gretchen to their family.

“You are a liar, Gretchen. Many of your preys will attest to that soon. That is the style that you use when you want to play with other people’s lives!” Inday said.

Inday belied all the accusations allegedly leveled by Gretchen to her sister, controversial actress Claudine Barretto.

On Gretchen’s alleged statement that Claudine will block her niece Julia Barretto’s entry to showbiz: ” 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.”

She also belied the accusation 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?”

She also answered allegations that Gretchen called Claudine the “only Teleserye Princess of ABS-CBN until eternity.”

“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!’

“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!”

 

“Violent tendencies”

 

Mommy Inday also talked about Gretchen’s alleged claims that Claudine has violent tendencies and has mental problem.

“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.”

On Claudine has mental problem: “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.”

 

“Gretchen is evil”

 

Mommy Inday said Gretchen has no right to call her sister evil.

“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!”

In the end, mommy Inday said that she’s now letting go of her child Gretchen to save Claudine, who’s always been there for her and their family.

“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!”

 

from sssip 🙂

We believe, this is one personal family matter. Very personal, that this blogger refuses to comment or take sides with. But we hope, Miss Gretchen Barretto could still someday pick-up the broken pieces of her family life…

Gretchen has just finished shooting the film “Diplomat Hotel”, with Mon Confiado and Art Acuna. It’s under the direction of Christopher Ad Castillo, to be shown on the month of July at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

🙂