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.
Kris Aquino reached out to senatorial candidate Christopher “Bong” Go over on a joke he made while supporting Philip Salvador, whom he called “Ipe.”
On her Instagram account, she posted a video clip of Bong Go’s speech where the senatorial candidate mentioned that Kris had been fooled by the father of her first born child, Philip Salvador.
“Si Ipe po kakaiba ‘yung recognition na binigay sa kaniya, adopted father of Davao City po siya kasi po nag–iwan po siya ng apat na anak sa Davao,” Go said.
“Totoo naman eh, naloko mo nga si Kris Aquino eh,” he added then everybody started to laugh.
Though it was funny for people on the video, Kris Aquino did not consider it a joke as she was deeply hurt and felt insulted as a woman.
“Yun ang pagkakamali ko, may black eye nung Friday, napangahan ng Tuesday, tapos nakita ulit na punchline ako sa campaign sortie at pinagtatawanan dahil nga “naloko” ako.”
Kris stated that she has no problem with Bong Go using a foul joke on her. She also claimed that he would win in this coming election but she suggested giving priority to all women.
“Wala po akong atraso sa inyo SAP Bong Go. I have only had good words for you pero sana sa paglilingkod niyo para sa mga Pilipino bilang senador (I know you are a sure winner), sana priority nyo rin po ang mga kababaihan,” she said in the caption.
Kris Aquino used herself as an example that even she, who has already financial security to support her family, would easily be the subject of jokes of being fooled by “Ipe,” then what more for those women without financial security.
Go on Wednesday publicly apologized to Aquino during a campaign sortie.
“Ma’am Kris Aquino, paumanhin po. Joke lang po namin yun ni Ipe,” he said.
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.
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Thank you Lord for for such a blessed and fulfilling 2018! I’m wiser, stronger and the happiest I have ever been. If people only knew the details of how we got to here and now. 🦸♂️ Maybe one day.. I’ll write that book 📖 and hopefully soon JACKY will be complete 🙏🏽 for now we carry on happily building awesome memories. Happiest New Year to everybody! Thankful for all of your support and prayers 💝 May you be blessed a hundred folds 🙏🏽 @jared_therockstar A, @caleighsimone @_kokoparas #Yohandsomef 😉#memoriesAreGold #motherof5 #mamajacksdiyprojects
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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Been here a few days now. My Ate @gretchenbarretto has been taking care of me. Since she couldn’t accompany me today she bought me this,so when its time for her to go home i can hug this so i wont miss her too much & wont be scared.also my pillow now never leaves my side i started my MRI at 2pm & lasted for more than 3hours.Thank you & I Luv u See you tomorrow. @gretchenbarretto 😘❤️🙏👯
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The Makati Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the qualified theft complaint Kris Aquino has filed against her former business manager Nicko Falcis.
“No sufficient evidence” was the reason given against the complaint and so it need not go to court for a full-blown trial according to the prosecutor’s office.
In a four-page document of the decision dated last February 18, signed by Assistant City Prosecutor Paolo C. Barcelona and approved by Senior Deputy City Prosecutor Emmanuel D. Medina, the resolution stated that Aquino was not able to prove that Falcis has stolen from her P1.270 million using the company’s credit card.
In a complaint affidavit that Aquino has filed, she accused Falcis that he used the credit card of Kris Cojuangco Aquino Productions (KCAP) without her knowledge and proper permission.
Due to this, Aquino filed 44 counts of qualified theft complaints in seven cities back in 2018 and asked for about P32.27 million in damages.
Not the least of which were the amounts P1,270,980.31 as actual damages, P15,000,000 as temperate damages, P1,000,000 as examplary damages, P10,000,000 as moral damages, P5,000,000 as attorney’s fees, and the price for the duration of the hearing.
According to the decision, “Aquino asserts that by using the KCAP card to purchase the goods and services for his personal benefit, in violation of the trust that she has given, Falcis committed the crime of qualified theft. The office begs to disagree. At the onset, it is important to note that no evidence was presented with regard to any agreement between Aquino and Falcis as regards the use of the subject credit card… The complainant cannot rely on mere conjectures and suppositions. If the complainant fails to substantiate her allegations, her complaint must be dismissed for lack of merit.”
As it turned out, the subject KCAP card is a BDO Visa Gold Corporate Card issued under Falcis’ name and instead of Falcis answering to Aquino, the former should be held liable by the bank instead.
“Thus, should Falcis not pay his credit card bill, BDO can directly initiate legal actions against him to compel him to pay… Falcis’ use of the KCAP card for his personal expenditures would not make him liable for theft. He is only liable to BDO for card transactions that he had made using the card,” the decision reads.
Kris Aquino to appeal
The camp of Kris Aquino on Friday said it would file a motion for reconsideration after the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the actress’ qualified theft complaint against her former business partner Nicko Falcis.
PRESS STATEMENT FOR MS. KRIS AQUINO
February 22, 2019
Today, we were told that the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the complaint of Ms. Kris Aquino on qualified theft and violation of Republic Act No. 8484 against Nicko Falcis. We have yet to determine the basis for this information and how news sites, especially Pep.ph, were able to get a copy of the resolution ahead of most everyone including Ms. Aquino’s lawyers, despite consistent follow up queries with the assigned investigating prosecutor just today.
We are filing a motion for reconsideration of that resolution as soon as we receive our copy. However, we find this resolution irregular and legally flawed on the following grounds:
1. The credit card in question was clearly owned by KCA Productions, not respondent Mr. Nicko Falcis as it was plainly embossed on the card. Mr. Falcis’ name was simply put there to show he was authorized to use it for Ms. Aquino, but not for his personal transactions.
2. Mr. Falcis even admitted in his messages to Ms. Aquino that what he did in using the card for personal transactions was wrong. He also tried to pay part of it by using his own check to cover the cost of his personal purchases. His admissions to wrongdoing were all submitted in evidence to the prosecutor who may have glossed over those.
3. Mr. Falcis did not even appear and did not file any counter-affidavit to refute the charges against him. His alleged defenses in his “verified omnibus motion” should not have even been considered by the city prosecutor.
4. His defenses are only his own allegations, the truth of which should be proved during trial. The task of the prosecutor is to determine whether or not there is probable cause to charge him of these offenses.
This case is only one of the many cases filed by Ms. Aquino against Mr. Falcis, all of which are pending resolution before several jurisdictions. This resolution from the Makati prosecutor is not final and we will ensure that justice is served for Ms. Aquino.
Lolit Solis received S & R gift card’s with a note about the “PIKON BROTHERS,” referencing to Atty. Jesus “Jess” Falcis and Nicko Falcis. Lolit Solis got herself involved, after she disclosed Nicko Falcis’ identity that resulted to Atty. Jesus calling her out on his Facebook account.
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Bongga Salve ha, siguro feeling ni Kris Aquino depress ako or problematic kaya pinadala niya ang late Christmas gift at promise niya na every 3 months supply of S&R GCs. At para in line with my age, tiniyak niya na kung ano ang edad ko iyon ang worth ng GCs at $ na binigay niya. Kaya nga nagtataka ako kung bakit may nagsasabi na publicist ako ni Kris. Dapat alam nila na wala ako sa payroll dahil relasyon namin Kris love ngayon, bukas tampuhan na naman pero iyon love at respeto nandun. Sa kaso kasi ni Kris dapat talaga you love her to like her. And honestly, ewan ko but my liking for Kris is as much as how I love her kaya galit ngayon, bati bukas, ok lang. Touch naman ako dahil naisip niya na baka nai-stress ako sa mga kaganapan and knowing me, GCs and $ will make me happy, hah hah. Joke lang. Appreciate the gesture Kris and thank you Alvin, basta always grateful, salamat talaga. @krisaquino #lolitkulit #instatalk #71naako
“Bongga Salve ha, siguro feeling ni Kris Aquino depress ako or problematic kaya pinadala niya ang late Christmas gift at promise niya na every 3 months supply of S&R GCs. At para in line with my age, tiniyak niya na kung ano ang edad ko iyon ang worth ng GCs at $ na binigay niya. Kaya nga nagtataka ako kung bakit may nagsasabi na publicist ako ni Kris.
“Dapat alam nila na wala ako sa payroll dahil relasyon namin Kris love ngayon, bukas tampuhan na naman pero iyon love at respeto nandun. Sa kaso kasi ni Kris dapat talaga you love her to like her. And honestly, ewan ko but my liking for Kris is as much as how I love her kaya galit ngayon, bati bukas, ok lang.
“Touch naman ako dahil naisip niya na baka nai-stress ako sa mga kaganapan and knowing me, GCs and $ will make me happy, hah hah. Joke lang. Appreciate the gesture Kris and thank you Alvin, basta always grateful, salamat talaga. @krisaquino #lolitkulit #instatalk #71naako”
Now this is journalism! Even if it’s just an entertainment issue (they dug up the old posts of Lolit which we were referring to). Haha
Due to this, Lolit Solis posted on Instagram, oblivious to what she might have done wrong, that Nicko Falcis might sue her.
“Naku Salve ha, tinawagan ako ni Mercy Lejarde at sinabi na balita daw kakasuhan ako ni Nicko Falcis. Bakit? Why? Hindi ko ma-understand. Gusto ko tuloy tawagan si. atty Norman Golez at Biboy Malaya para mag-consult, pero naisip ko balita pa lang naman. Naku talagang ako lagi hinahabol ng intriga, kahit hindi ako kasali bigla nadadamay ako. Sa edad na 72 sa May madi-demanda pa ako, grabe naman, huh huh. To think na nalimutan nga ni Kris Aquino ipadala ang christmas gift ko at ang promise niya na every three months supply ng gc ng S&R tapos may kaso pa ako. At I don’t know why ha? Kaya Salve dapat na talaga mag-meeting kami ni Atty. Norman at Atty. Biboy para mapayuhan ako sa aking gagawin at bakit ako nasali dito. Kris, bakit ako nasali? Cris Roque why? Bakit Leo Espinosa? Ay naku, me and my being so clueless huh huh.”
The article said that this became one of the alleged reasons shared by Solis on why Nicko stole from Aquino. He also accused Solis of gay shaming his brother and emphasized that her previous posts were libelous.
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Naku Salve ha, tinawagan ako ni Mercy Lejarde at sinabi na balita daw kakasuhan ako ni Nicko Falcis. Bakit? Why? Hindi ko ma-understand. Gusto ko tuloy tawagan si. atty Norman Golez at Biboy Malaya para mag-consult, pero naisip ko balita pa lang naman. Naku talagang ako lagi hinahabol ng intriga, kahit hindi ako kasali bigla nadadamay ako. Sa edad na 72 sa May madi-demanda pa ako, grabe naman, huh huh. To think na nalimutan nga ni Kris Aquino ipadala ang christmas gift ko at ang promise niya na every three months supply ng gc ng S&R tapos may kaso pa ako. At I don’t know why ha? Kaya Salve dapat na talaga mag-meeting kami ni Atty. Norman at Atty. Biboy para mapayuhan ako sa aking gagawin at bakit ako nasali dito. Kris, bakit ako nasali? Cris Roque why? Bakit Leo Espinosa? Ay naku, me and my being so clueless huh huh. #lolitkulit #instatalk #71naako
Kris Aquino disclosed on her Instagram post that she was deceived by a “person with no conscience,” losing tens of millions, and stated that she is currently in a legal battle against the said person.
“Hirap na hirap po ako na may mga pinagtakpan sa inyo. Pinayuhan akong manahimik hanggang ma kumpleto ang due diligence. I’ve always been HONEST, sometimes to a fault. The reason you haven’t seen me post new pics is because i lost weight in the last 6 weeks, unable to eat or sleep properly… you told me that you admired my STRENGTH- natakot akong baka mawala ang bilib nyo sa kin because i am now broken. But i decided to set myself free & share w/ you what affected me. My family advised me to have FAITH in our legal system.
“I am grateful to Atty Sig Fortun for taking care of me over 15 years, and i’m fortunate to now have Atty Florin Hilbay as part of my legal team. Broken trust is like shattered glass, as you try to pick up the pieces, your wounds bleed even more. My PAIN comes from my fear that tens of tax paid millions from my sons’ trust funds, money i conscientiously saved for them because i made a deathbed promise to my MOM that Kuya Josh & Bimb will always come first, baka mawala lahat ng pinagpaguran ko para sa kanila.
“It is WRONG that the 2 BOYS I LOVE MOST, MY LIFE’S MEANING & INSPIRATION may suffer consequences because i chose the wrong person to trust. The settlement or legal battle will now be in the hands of lawyers i RESPECT, auditing and accounting firms i TRUST, and our collective PRAYERS that JUSTICE for my sons will prevail… Everything happens for a reason-maybe God made me experience this humiliation for me to have first hand experience na niloko ako sa pinaghirapan kong pera- dahil nga may BOSES ako at yung boses na yun dapat gamitin para MAGSALITA at IPAGTANGGOL ang mga napipilitang manahimik. I will continue to believe: ang TAMA NILALABAN. “
The said person was yet to be named, until Lolit Solis spilled the beans on Arnold Clavio’s “sino” segment over DzBB radio on Thursday, september 27, last year. Lolit Solis identified the alleged person as Kris Aquino’s own business manager named Nicko Falcis.
Nicko Falcis is the managing director of Kris Cojuangco Aquino Productions (KCAP), the digital media company owned by Kris Aquino.
What are your thoughts about Lolit Solis and the Kris Aquino and Nicko Falcis feud? Leave your thoughts on the comment box down below, but before you go please leave a like and share.
To her social media followers who are asking if there is a possibility that Kris would be returning to the showbiz industry this year, her immediate answer was “GAME ako!”
It’s been three (3) years since we’ve last seen her on television. Pretty sure, the Social Media Queen misses hosting talk shows or even game shows after such a long break from the biz.
Kris posted on her Instagram account a video of her and her son Bimby watching The General’s Daughter, an ABS-CBN primetime show. She really watched the pilot episode since it is Angel Locsin’s comeback show after five years.
In the comment section of her IG video, a netizen commented: @realrhenamagbanua, “Miss @krisaquino balik kana abs po please, miss kna namin.”
Immediately, Kris replied suggesting to convince the ABS-CBN or the GMA network to give her shows. However, the award–winning TV host may have some requests if she will ever be given a program or show.
“GAME ako. But once a week & LIVE sana (not yet healthy enough to tape long hours), 1 hour only & preferably on a weekend… or suggestion lang naman,” declared Kris.
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…”
In an open letter to Kris Aquino, Ogie Diaz has advised her to take a break from the social media platforms and take care of her health first.
Aquino has been on a social media battle with brothers Jesus and Nicko Falcis over a case she has filed against the two gay brothers.
In Diaz’s letter, he said that the actress should not stress herself with the issues right now because it will kill her, not her illness.
“Pagaling ka muna bago mo istresin ang sarili mo sa mga isyu. Kasi yan ang papatay sayo, hindi ang sakit mo. Yan ay KUNG gusto mong maabutang mag-18 si Bimby tulad ng pakiusap mo kay Lord.
“Sabi mo, inspirasyon mo ang mga anak mo, kaya patuloy kang lumalaban. Pero saka na ang paglaban sa mga isyu. Mag-log out ka muna sa fb at instagram. In short, ilayo mo muna sa yo ang mga gadgets para makapagpalakas ka.”
He added that all the check-ups are useless if she continues on minding things about the controversy.
“Useless ang ginagawa mong pagpapa-check up at pagpapaospital sa Singapore kung hinihigop naman ng stress sa mga isyu ang lakas mo. Di bale sana kung gagaling ka agad sa mga pagsagot-sagot mo sa mga isyu. Pwera na lang talaga kung masokista ka at nag-e-enjoy kang ini-stress ang sarili mo.”
Diaz also admitted that her bickering with Falcis is getting tiring and as she already brought it to court, he hopes that she would let it be.
“Ibahin naman natin. Yung cute lang. Na nami-miss ng marami sa mga updates na ginagawa mo sa social media accounts mo.
“Kunwari, ibinalita mo na pinadoktor mo si Bimby dahil nakagat ng tatlong langgam na pula. O kaya si Bimby, nadapa, nagkagalos sa tuhod, kaya nilagyan mo ng betadine. Or sinamahan mo sa kanyang dental appointment si Bimby, dahil pinabunutan mo ng wisdom tooth, kaya di mo muna iniwan. Or si Kuya Josh, nag-38 ang lagnat, kaya ipinatawag mo uli ang favorite family doctor nyo.”
He ended his letter with an amusing last message.
“PS… Sana, makinig ka na, huhuhu!
The hashtag #PaBoost has been one of the latest issues on social media.
It all started from Jesus Falcis accusing Kris Aquino of funding the boosting of anti-Dutrerte blog posts. One of which is Pinoy Ako Blog, or the blog of Jover Laurio, which contains mostly anti-administration posts and criticisms regarding President Rodrigo Duterte‘s programs.
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Ang pagkakamali mo nasabi mo sa ‘kin HINDI AKO NATIBAG at NAKABANGON ako because people identified with my life because everyone knew my story. i have that unique gift, people cannot look away. And there’s no denying i never shied away from revealing even my ugliest truths. 6 PM MANILA TIME, together with my very own JUSTICE LEAGUE- on all social media platforms, INSTAGRAM (@krisaquino), FACEBOOK (@krisaquino), TWITTER (@krisaquino214), and YOUTUBE (theaquinos) magkaalaman na. #labankris
On January 2, Jesus posted screenshots on his Facebook page containing Laurio’s message to his brother, Nicko, who was Aquino’s former financial manager. The blogger was asking him to boost one blog post.
In a live social media conference on January 6, a Netizen asked Aquino about the controversy. She admitted to have given Nicko the funds to boost posts, but denied that it was against President Duterte, Special Assistant to the President, Bong Go, and former Senator Bongbong Marcos and his family.
“I gave nicko money to boost, with zero knowledge of my brother, when my brother went to Congress to protect him from all trolls.
“Why? Para makabawi…. Because i was negotiating several contracts and didn’t want to go w/ him to the Sandiganbayan. i lacked courage to stand with him.”
Nicko confirmed that he was given the funds, however, he said that Aquino’s specific instructions were to “identify anti-administration / andi-dds blogs” and give them the funds through Facebook boosts.
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Your specific instructions were to identify anti-administration / anti-dds blogs and give them funds to protect your “queendom” through fb boosts. In addition to the Kris Aquino FB Page, I boosted Jover Laurio’s Pinoy Ako Blog page as an advertiser because YOU introduced her to me. Jover magically appeared in YOUR HOUSE when we were in a meeting. You told me you will give me cash so that there will be no paper trail. I used the cash you gave me properly, every peso and centavo. Remember, I'm an accountant, so there’s proper FB documentation. There is no way that "baka may nabulsa sa pondo." I never stole from you, and you know that! I have receipts of the boostings, but you never bothered to review them, including all the reports and updates. Please stop this bullying against my family and I. We refuse to be your victims.
He added that he only boosted Laurio’s blog posts as she was the one that introduced the blogger to him in a meeting at her house.
“You told me you will give me cash so that there will be no paper trail. I used the cash you gave me properly, every peso and centavo. Remember, I’m an accountant, so there’s proper FB documentation.”
He then stated that his family refuses to be victims of the Queen of All-Media.
In a post on Friday, January 11, Jesus Falcis once again clapped back to Kris Aquino, accusing her of preventing the media to air their side.
“Kris Aquino’s attempt, through her lawyers, to intimidate and prevent the media from airing our side is like the last gasp of a delusional queen who is afraid of losing credibility and power because her fake image will be unmasked.”
He then added that Aquino was the one that started everything and the brothers’ response was only an act of “self defense”.
“To begin with, she brought it upon herself. She can’t expect us not to talk in public and on social media when she herself did so last year. Kris Aquino was the one who first defamed my brother. Our responses are only in self defense.
“She started with lies, we’ll finish with the truth.”
WHO CROWNED KRIS AQUINO AS QUEEN?I didn’t know that Kris Aquino, the has-been and self-proclaimed for branding…
Jesus also accused Divina Law of lying in a letter and being ignorant.
“Divina Law should refresh themselves of legal ethics. They should not brazenly lie in their letter and say that every defamatory imputation is presumed malicious. They know, unless they are grossly ignorant of the law, that malice is not presumed in cases involving public figures!”
He ended the post telling Aquino to stop bullying the media and their family as she is “not a Queen”.
Your army of lawyers tried to establish media blackout by sending “strongly worded” memos to them and even tasked your…
Nicko Falcis then shared his brother’s statement, repeating his messages and complaints regarding Aquino.