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Oh Dad. It’s so painful losing you. I feel so broken.Thank you for loving me and being the greatest grandfather to my children. Rest now in heaven where you can breathe freely, sing, dance and play golf. Please watch over my children.I love you so much. I love you I love you I love you Daddy. I will miss you everyday 💔
Marjorie Barretto finally told her side of the story in a “TV Patrol” interview on Tuesday evening. This was after she posted an Instagram photo days ago, saying that she will finally tell the whole truth to the public.
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There are very disturbing news going around right now. All these years, I have kept my peace and I always chose to ignore all the LIES that my sisters spread about me and my children. But nothing can get lower than this. Giving false statements to the press, and twisting stories about what really happened in my Father’s wake is by far the most epic one. They have tried so hard over the years to destroy my name, I have nothing to lose anymore at this point.I love my family very much, they are my core. I am all for reconciliation. We were hoping for that all those 16 days that my Father was fighting for his life in the hospital.It would have been nice if she made her peace in the quiet of my Fathers room. With no cameras. Don’t be fooled by the statements of my sisters, they are leaving out a very important detail of what really caused pain and tension in the wake.May I request everyone to allow our family to grieve, it’s our last day with our Father today. Please hold your judgement and opinions until he is laid to rest,then WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. I would like to ask for prayers too. Because when I speak the truth, my life and my children’s life will be put in danger. My sisters boyfriend is powerful in a very bad way( and I don’t mean Tony Boy)And in speaking the truth I won’t be able to leave his name out. And to our dear President Duterte, thank you for being there for the family and sharing in our grief. My apologies that your name was dragged into this. You were so kind to me. I will always be grateful.
The latest feud between the Barretto sisters happened during their father Miguel Barretto’s wake where Gretchen Barretto claims that Marjorie “had a nervous breakdown,” and even shared videos on her Instagram of what went down. Meanwhile, Claudine was hospitalized last Thursday night after reports that she felt dizzy after an alleged fight with Marjorie.
Now, we finally get to hear Marjorie’s side.
She expressed in the interview that she didn’t want to reconcile with Gretchen despite the efforts of Pres. Duterte because she “could see the insincerity.” She claims that she knows Gretchen the most. Marjorie also said that she only got upset when Atong Ang, the “boyfriend” of Gretchen, asked her niece, Nicole, to leave.
Apparently, Nicole and Atong were “past-lovers” until Gretchen “stole” Atong from Nicole. Marjorie says this is her personal knowledge. She also stated that Atong was always present in family gatherings, so there’s no need to deny his relationship with their niece. “Wag naman niyang babuyin ‘yung bata. Nakuha na nga niya nang bata si Nicole noon. They had a five-year relationship? She was not even, I think, 18. Nababoy na nga eh, nasira na nga reputation ng bata, ide-deny mo pa. Gagawin mong sekretarya mo na lang.” (Please don’t disrespect the child. He was already with her since Nicole was young. They had a five-year relationship. She wasn’t even 18. She was disrespected, her reputation was ruined, and you still deny your relationship by saying she’s only your secretary?)
Marjorie was clear that she and the president are on good terms and that Duterte even stopped her from apologizing. She was also clear that she is open for reconciliation with Gretchen, but not just for “fanfare.” For Marjorie, if only there weren’t any press and cameras, she would have “led her” to their father. “I swear that on my children’s lives. I am for reconciliation, just not an orchestrated one,” said Marjorie in the interview.
She was also clear that she is a good daughter, and that Gretchen never even invited their parents to her house. “It goes to show that Gretchen does not care about the family at all. My father died of acute respiratory failure due to sepsis, pneumonia. He did not have a heart attack,” Marjorie said. She then called out sister Claudine.
“Claudine, anong nangyayari sayo? Bakit hindi mo na-convince si Gretchen na bumisita sa Daddy natin nung nabubuhay pa?” (Claudine, what’s happening to you? Why didn’t you try to convince Gretchen to visit our dad when he was still alive?)
Marjorie also revealed that Caloocan Mayor Recom Echiverri is the father of her youngest child, Erich. She said that she wasn’t perfect and that she’s not proud that she fell in love with a married man. About the accusations of Gretchen that Mayor Echiverri allegedly molested Claudine, Marjorie says it was a “set-up” that happened when Claudine asked for financial help earlier this year.
She also said that her children are not for sale. “I don’t even have very much [sic] wealthy friends to sell my children to. My children work very, very hard.” Marjorie also claims that she’s “not a mistress for money.”
Gretchen has since responded to the interview. She took to Instagram and shared clips of the interview:
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I was not allowed to go to the hospital because of your outbursts & because there will be more tension for me to see EX MAYOR ECHIVERRI ( who claudine will file a molestation case against right after the 40 th day . The attack of your father , as you say happened ( as told to me by our mother is because you ARRANGED a lunch party for dad to spite mom for being on claudine side( you did not invite mom & that caused a huge dispute between our parents & the rest is history. Lets stick to each point so people will better understand THE TRUTH) fyi/ RELAX YOU ARE RADIATING WITH SO MUCH ANGER & ENVY & HIGHLY PARANOID. ( I DO NOT HAVE THE POWER TO ORCHESTRATE A GRAND ENTRANCE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES 🇵🇭 PRRD WAS KIND ENOUGH TO OFFER TO SEE ME AT THE WAKE & Only then , i was hoping you COULD CONTROL YOUR ANGER & overwhelming FEAR OF THE TRUTH.
Looks like the Barretto feud is far from over.
Watch the full interview here:
Photo courtesy of Marjorie Barretto’s Instagram Account
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