Gretchen Barretto threw a “thanksgiving party” for Nicko Falcis, together with her friends, in celebrating the dismissal of his case filed by Kris Aquino.
But why does Gretchen need to celebrate for Nicko Falcis? What has she to do with the case?
The answer is she doesn’t have anything to do with the case of Kris vs. Falcis, but Gretchen Barretto has a serious conflict with Kris Aquino.
Last Saturday, February 23, Gretchen’s seems to employ sarcasm and continuously tease Kris Aquino. Although it was not intentional, still she believes that Kris Aquino’s reasons were not right.
Together with his friends, Gretchen prepared a “thanksgiving party” at Forbes Park in one of Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s exclusive villa for Nicko Falcis, who won over a qualified theft case filed by Kris Aquino at the Makati Prosecutors Office. On Tuesday, the Pasig City Prosecutor’s Office has also dismissed Kris Aquino’s qualified theft complaint against her former business partner Nicko Falcis.
And last Friday, Gretchen greeted Nicko on his Instagram post showing her support for him. And it said, “Congratulations nix. God is good and just celebrating now” but Nicko was not present at the party.
Nicko thanked Gretchen for the support by saying that he is “grateful” even though there was no history that the two of them have met personally.
The thanksgiving party was attended by her closest friends including talent managers Bettina Aspillaga, the right-hand assistant of Boy Abunda, and Dolor Guevarra a well-known friend of Kris.
Here is a list of celebrities or known personalities with ‘enemies’ who have now kissed and made up:
Keeping it in the family:
1. Gutierrez Brothers
Ruffa Gutierrez has once revealed that her twin brothers, Raymond and Richard, did not talk for over a year when Richard broke off with a girlfriend who was a very good friend of Raymond.
It’s now all in the past as the two has remained inseparable.
2. Aquino Brother and Sister
In her Instagram post, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino revealed that she and her elder brother, former president Noynoy Aquino, had a cold war for three months. It only stopped when she reached out to her brother due to her son’s (Josh Aquino) hospitalization.
Along the post, she expressed her gratitude to her brother who remained a constant male figure in her son’s life and remarked how they are like any other normal family who experiences rift with each other but still come to the other’s rescue if needed.
3. De Rossi Sisters
When Assunta de Rossi married Congressman Jules Ledesma in a civil wedding back in November 2002, no family member of hers attended the ceremony. Admittedly, she and Alessandra de Rossi had fissure in their relationship, giving the other a silent treatment.
However, it all came to pass when Assunta’s family finally attended her wedding with Jules, this time in a church ceremony in March 2004. Alessandra was the maid of honor.
4. Mother and Daughter, Cecilia and Heart
It was well-known how Heart Evangelista’s parents, especially her mother Cecilia Ongpauco, were against her wishes to marry Senator Chiz Escudero. They did not attend her wedding back in February 2015 in Balesin.
Last year proved a blessing to Heart and she was grateful that she and her parents have mended their relationship and even became amiable to her husband.
5. Mother and Sons
Jackie Forster has always been referred to as the estranged mother of teen stars Andre and Kobe Paras. After almost 12 years, Jackie and Kobe met again last January at Los Angeles. She also met with Andre when she visited the Philippines last April.
It turned out that they have been contacting each other through chat and video calls.
6. Gal Pals
Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador have been the best of friends until news came out that Kim’s ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson was in a relationship with Maja.
In an interview back in October 2015, Kim revealed that her friendship with Maja is being mended piece by piece.
7. Three is a Crowd
One of the biggest controversies before was the sudden break-up of sweethearts Dingdong Dantes and Karylle, when the former became entangled with his on-screen partner Marian Rivera.
Years later, Marian and Karylle were seen in the same event in which both greeted each other with kisses in the cheek.
Truly, time heals all wounds.
8. Barretto family feud
Sisters Gretchen and Claudine Barretto have been estranged for years due to a bitter family feud. Earlier this month, the two met for dinner, fueling speculation that they have managed to finally patch their relationship up.
On Instagram, Claudine shared that Gretchen had been with her for the past few days as she recovered from her illness.
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In her Instagram live on Friday, January 18, Gretchen Barretto expressed her opinions regarding a number of things. One of which is the ongoing feud between Kris Aquino and her former financial manager, Nicko Falcis.
According to Barretto, what Aquino did to her friend, Alice Eduardo, was infuriating. She also clarified that this is only one of the many reasons why she will continue to be against Aquino.
“Ako hindi ako nakikisawsaw sa buhay ng ibang tao kung hindi naman sinasawsaw ang buhay nila sa akin. Many times over, nagsawsaw po ang isang Kris Aquino sa buhay ko,” she stated.
“Let’s talk about the taxpayer’s money. Unang una kasi hindi naman niya binanggit kung ano ‘yung totoo. Hindi ko ibabanggit ‘yung totoo hangga’t hindi niya aminin ang totoo. Ako naman kasi, I’ve always been transparent. I don’t have reason to lie. I don’t want to lie. It’s easier to say the truth.”
She also explained the real reason why she suddenly expressed her opinions on the matter of the Falcis and Aquino feud.
“Ano ba sinasabi ng ating pinakamamahal na Drama Queen na Kris Aquino? Ang sinasabi niya nadamay siya. Hindi po siya nadamay. Dinadamay niya ang sarili niya. Kung sinasabi niyo sawsawera ako, mas sawsawera po siya. Hindi po ako nagsasawsaw sa suka kung hindi niya sinasawsaw ang kanyang buhay sa aking buhay. Ako po ay nananahimik matagal na.”
This is when the certain Alice Eduardo came in, saying that she got to pay lower taxes because Aquino helped her with Kim Henares.
“Si Alice Eduardo po, many years ago, a few years ago, had trouble with her tax. I don’t want to say it but I will say it anyway because that’s me. Ako po ‘yan. Nagkaproblema si Alice Eduardo sa tax niya po dito sa Pilipinas. She was being charged a lot. Hundreds of millions or billions of pesos po at tinulungan po ni Kris Aquino kay Kim Henares if I’m not mistaken po, para mapababa ang kanyang ibababayad kay Kim Henares o sa gobyerno po natin. ‘Yun po ang nangyari. At that time I was having tampuhan with her sister which I now I refuse to even say her name.
“Kris, kung talagang mahal mo ang Pilipino at ang buong Pilipinas sana prinotektahan mo ang mamamayang Pilipino. Because at that time na your brother “abnoy” was in power, he was the President of the Philippines. Eh ‘di ba dapat kung kailangan magbayad si Alice Eduardo ng kanyang tax na tayo mga Filipino people ang talagang, how do you say it in Tagalog, we will reap the benefits. Pero alam mo tinulungan kasi ni Kris Aquino at that time si Alice Eduardo sa kanyang tax na bumaba ang bayad sa tax niya. Alam namin ‘yun dahil pinagkakalat din ni Alice Eduardo at ng kanyang mga kapatid na tinulungan siya ni Kris Aquino at ang halaga lang daw is binabayaran lang daw ng mga pinagsha-shopping ni Gary the gay friend from L.A. Gary Garcia from L.A., parang he would buy things from the States and send it to Kris Aquino. Of course I felt so bad, because alam mo for whatever ‘yung mga pinag-sha-shopping lang, ‘yun lang? Parang ha? And she was supposed to pay a hefty amount. Doon pumupunta. Pero one of the many reasons lang ‘yun, mga kaibigan.”
Barretto then boldly stated that she’s not going to stop even if people keep on telling her to stop.
She also called Kris’ suffering as karma.
“No, I’m not going to stop. You know, I am a Filipino. We all pay taxes. We all work very hard my point is, prinotektahan ni Kris Aquino when she was in power and when she was saying, ‘I love ate Alice.’ Whatever girl, you love her so much. You know in exchange of like bags and clothes and shoes. And that’s so not fair. And right now, I hate to gloat that you’re suffering right now. I mean we don’t like that. We don’t gloat when somebody is suffering because that is karma. But right now that is what’s happening…”
Amid the mess between Kris Aquino and the Falcis brothers, Lolit Solis spoke up and stated her side.
In her recent post, she said that Kris is impulsive and shocking sometimes but she does stand by her belief that the Queen of All Media doesn’t have a mean bone.
“Totoo na maarte siya, tackless, at kung minsan nakakasakit ng feelings dahil nga sinasabi what she thinks and feel na hindi niya alam nakaka-offend kung minsan pero para naman wala siya malisya pag sinabi at ginawa iyon.”
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Hah hah ano ba iyan gabi na na-i post iyon mga naganap sa kasalan Alfred at Yasmine pero ang daming reaction. At naloka ako sa isang fan ni Kris Aquino ha. Talagang inalipusta pagka-tao ko. Hah hah. Di raw ako bagay sa isang disenteng okasyon at mga disenteng tao. Bongga alipusta to the bones. Grabe naman sineryoso iyon kagagahan ko at patunay ha na dami pa rin solid fans ni Tetay. Kaya nga ba takot ako magsama kami baka kuyugin ako mga solid Tetay. hah hah. Pero type ko offer niya ha, give niya ako everyday ng allowance bongga! Rich talaga Tetay kahit wah TV show. Bagay talaga sila ni Jomar Ang kaya lang baka nga wah siya type ni Papa Ramon Ang kasi 24 lang Jomar, 40 plus na Kris. Pero uso naman ngayon iyon noh, mas gurang babae sa men ‘di bah. So malay natin baka talagang meant for each other sila bongga. Hayan mama Joy Belmonte ha sabi ni Kris ‘di siya tatakbo sa 2019. Baka ayaw niya Mayor gusto niya Presidente. Why not, sige Tetay pag run ka ng presidente suportahan kita at more allowance promise love… lab lab lab. ❤ #70naako #lolitkulit #instatalk @krisaquino @ligoras
She added that they always had the “love-hate” relationship but also has a soft spot for each other.
“Kahit pa nga sometimes nasasaktan namin ang feeling, nandun pa rin ang respeto.”
Solis then continued defending Aquino against the bullying and power-tripping accusations.
“One thing I can say, hindi si Kris ang tipo na magbibintang ng basta-basta, to put one down, kaya pag sinabi niya sure ako lalo at sensitive na issue na tutoo iyon bintang niya. Ang nangyari nga lang, sa sobrang ingay ng issue nagkaroon ng ibang perception, nagkaroon ng kampihan at pilian kung sino paniniwalaan. One thing, hindi at never na ginawa ni Kris ang power tripping.”
She then stated that Gretchen Barretto‘s statements in one of her posts is false and that “she should know” since she both she and Kris were once a close as friends.
“Kaya mali iyon bintang ni Gretchen Barretto. She should know, naging close sila for a while ni Kris at alam niya na never nito ginamit ang power to get something. Ay naku, buti na lang kaya na ni Kris ngayon to fight on her own kasi mukhang habang tumatanda siya nagkakapatung-patong ang problema niya.”
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Hay Salve lalo ako nahihilo pag may mga ganap kay Kris Aquino. Kasi sa tagal namin nagkasama noon ni Kris, alam ko na kung minsan impulsive siya at bigla kung gumawa ng desisyon but I will always stand by my belief na wala siyang mean bones. Totoo na maarte siya, tackless, at kung minsan nakakasakit ng feelings dahil nga sinasabi what she thinks and feel na hindi niya alam nakaka-offend kung minsan pero para naman wala siya malisya pag sinabi at ginawa iyon. Kami ni Kris live, love and hate ang relationship pero I will say na may soft spot kami sa isa't isa. Or kahit pa nga sometimes nasasaktan namin ang feeling, nandun pa rin ang respeto. One thing I can say, hindi si Kris ang tipo na magbibintang ng basta-basta, to put one down, kaya pag sinabi niya sure ako lalo at sensitive na issue na tutoo iyon bintang niya. Ang nangyari nga lang, sa sobrang ingay ng issue nagkaroon ng ibang perception, nagkaroon ng kampihan at pilian kung sino paniniwalaan. One thing, hindi at never na ginawa ni Kris ang power tripping. Saksi ako ng kung paano niya sundin ang maghintay, at hindi ipilit na 'hoy, si Kris Aquino ako, ako unahin nyo' at to bully, hah hah, mas madalas nga siya ang binu-bully hah hah. Kaya mali iyon bintang ni Gretchen Barretto. She should know, naging close sila for a while ni Kris at alam niya na never nito ginamit ang power to get something. Ay naku, buti na lang kaya na ni Kris ngayon to fight on her own kasi mukhang habang tumatanda siya nagkakapatung-patong ang problema niya. At iyon sakit niya, sana maayos na. Totoo naman iyon feeling niya as a mother, paano at sino titingin sa mga anak niya kahit pa nga may maiiwan siya. Bata pa si Bimby at special si Joshua. Naku Kris, fight lang, kung iyon nga problema sa puso kaya mo, kaya mo rin ito. Mukha ka lang fragile pero fighter ang loob mo. Head on, fight. #lolitkulit #instatalk #71naako @krisaquino
On Saturday, January 5, Gretchen posted a screenshot of Nicko Falcis saying that he received death threats from Aquino. In the caption she wrote the she “feel” for Falscis.
“I salute him for his courage to speak the truth , fight for his family name & reputation inspite of the threat to his life No to bullies!!!! STOP POWER TRIPPING”
Kapamilya star Enchong Dee was also noticed to have liked Gretchen’s post regarding the issue.
Gretchen Barretto chose to react to the ongoing controversy between Kris Aquino and her former financial manager, Nicko Falcis.
On Saturday, January 5, Baretto showed a screenshot of an article saying that Aquino allegedly sent death threats to Falcis.
She wrote that she “felt” for him and saluted his continuous fight for his reputation despite the incident.
She then ended her caption with “No to bullies!!!! STOP POWER TRIPPING” which is seemingly directed to Aquino.
Falcis reacted to the support.
On Instagram, he clarified that he does not personally know Barretto so he saw her post as a “blessing”.
“Her act of posting this message in open support of my family and I, and against the seemingly formidable Aquino machinery, was a brave and bold move she made. We do not know each other so this is such a blessing, along with thousands of well meaning messages of strength and support from random people.”
He also praised Baretto and described her as “intelligent, refined and articulate”. But he is still surprised that she’s on his side.
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Thank you, Ms Gretchen Barreto for your post. Her act of posting this message in open support of my family and I, and against the seemingly formidable Aquino machinery, was a brave and bold move she made. We do not know each other so this is such a blessing, along with thousands of well meaning messages of strength and support from random people. I've read her other posts here and there, and seen her YT videos. She is intelligent, refined and articulate but I never thought that she would be capable of going out of her comfort zone to write such a post. Salamat po! No to bullies! No to power tripping!
Falcis then repeated Barretto’s words and ended his post with “No to bullies! No to power tripping!”
Actress Gretchen Barretto issued an apology last June 9 after her Instagram video went viral. The video contained Baretto with her friends Mimi Que and Patty Pineda laughing while reading a letter sender’s request.
The trio was trying to read a letter sent by a woman named Jo-Ann Mula, who was asking for help on behalf of her mother-in-law.
In her apology, she stated that she sometimes forgets that she’s 48 years old and she should be acting her age, but she also admitted that she’s still very immature.
“Sorry po at minsan nakakalimutan ko po na 48 years old na ako (I’m sorry and sometimes I forget that I’m 48 years old) and I should be behaving my age.
But talagang sadyang immature pa rin po ako (But I guess I’m just very immature) and I am very sorry. I’d like to make a public apology, although Jo-Ann Mula already accepted our apology that very night,”
In the 30 minutes of live video, she clarified that she was not laughing about the letter sender being sick, contrary to what was pointed out by some netizens on Facebook.
She also said that she decided not to talk to the media. Gretchen said she was grateful for the support she got from her followers. She also thanked those who criticized her.
“I know that I have been a little… not a little, but very careless, very reckless with my ways. Like I said, I am flawed and I am willing to learn. I am willing to get hurt.”
I am glad that we are going through this trial, this hurdle because it is only through this kind of situation we grow. And so we’re learning to grow and tears won’t hurt. It won’t kill us.”
Gretchen also mentioned that she has no plans for stopping on helping others.
Actress Gretchen Barretto and her friends Mimi Que and Patty Pineda has granted many of of their Instagram followers’ wishes after the success of their first Easter Sunday gift-giving activity on social media.
In a post of the actress, netizens were confused when Barretto, Que, and Pineda started laughing hysterically while reading a request sent by a follower.
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Although it was unclear over what the trio were laughing about, one commenter explained the context of the video:
“Tagalugin ko para naman ma-gets nila at hindi nila pag tawanan. May dalawa daw siyang anak at nawalan siya ng work. (since my youngest) meaning nun, simula nung isilang niya siguro un bunsong anak niya. Un youngest son niya na-accident daw nung one month old pa lang nung time na nagka earthquake daw sa kanila (Surigao City) and also his youngest son is a pre-mature baby then siguro inoperahan then he survived. His eldest son naman daw may butas sa puso. (So, in short… she is telling her lifestory) Then, before pa she keeps on sending her request for his sick brother and baka di niyo mababasa kaya sinabi niya ulit. And siguro nung time naman na magrerequest ulit siya, Mother’s day naman so her request for that day is for her Mom.”
As a result, her followers were confused and shocked as to why they are laughing over the seemingly sincere letter of the sender.
Inappropriate to show this video in public tsk! so insensitive! Why laughing? Kung tutulong lang naman din bat pa nagtatawanan? You guys are lucky for having a good life!… kung wrong grammar mn galing. Kamu nalang siguro mag adjust total kamu may naka skwela! Tsk! Taga Surigao pajud inyo gi ing ana seeeees! Here’s my 10 cents mga hambog!”
“w0w!!! para silang walang kamatayan!!! time will come din sa inyo!! di nyo alam kung anong hirap mayron and taong laman nang sulat na yan!! darating din panahon niyo na yung salapi niyo walang bisa!!”
“Bakit kailangan pang e LAUGHTRIP? Binasa niyo nalang sana ng tahimik lang.. total kayo naman ang may pinag aralan kaysa nagsulat ng requist na yun dapat kayo nalang ang umiintindi?? Nagmukha na tuloy kayong mas walang pinag.aralan kaysa sa taong humihingi lng naman ng tulong sa inyo?.”
However there are also comments defending Barretto’s video
“Nag base kayo sa caption ng nagshare hindi nyo inassess ung video kung bakit sila ngtawanan.. the letter was at first about the sender’s son then suddenly moved to his brother but since mother’s day nga daw ang request ay para sa mother. They didn’t laugh about the situations of the people in the letter natawa lang sila na after all ng nasabi ng sender para sa mother pala ung request.”
Barretto, Que, and Pineda has yet to provide an explanation as to why they are laughing in the video.
Aside from having a rich celebrity heritage and a surname dubbed to be the ‘home of the biggest stars’ in Philippine showbiz, Claudia Barretto is now ready to be heard, literally. The 17-year-old Barretto unleashes her singing prowess after signing with Universal Records. Creating her mark in the industry, Claudia surely knows how to make a statement.
Claudia proves that she is more than just a pretty face as she releases her debut single “Stay”. The said song came out to take the 4th spot in Spotify Philippine‘s Viral 50 Chart, and its music video has garnered a whopping 100,000 views all in 5 days after release.
Known for being a huge Taylor Swift fan, this young lady’s smash debut single has been a hot topic on social media lately; leaving netizens surprised. Many did not expect her music to be that amazing–soothing and refreshing as some described it.
Unlike her mother Marjorie, her aunties Gretchen and Claudine, and older sister Julia who have taken Philippine showbiz by storm in Movies and TV Dramas, Claudia rose to be the first young Barretto music star. According to her, she has chosen a ‘rather entirely different path’–the world of music, her greatest passion.
Claudia bravely brings their last name to the local music industry, proving that they can also become a household name in the world of music.
Her debut single ‘Stay’ is now available for streaming and download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, Apple Music, and Spinnr.
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