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.
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.
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!
After Kris Aquino’s former financial manager, Nicko Falcis, has uploaded screenshots allegedly proving that Jover Laurio received funds from the actress to boost anti-administration posts, Mark Lopez posted screenshots of said transactions.
Based on the photos, Pinoy Ako Blog has spent at least P195,000 in sponsored posts.
Lopez called the attention of President Rodrigo Duterte, Erwin Tulfo, Mocha Uson, Bongbong Marcos, Imee Marcos, Isabelle Duterte, James Deakin, Senator Win Gatchalian, Sass Rogando Sasot, and other Netizens to take a look at the shown transactions.
It was said to be made under the Facebook account of Falcis.
The photos have reached more than 9,000 shares on Facebook.
TAGS: Alleged list of Aquino - Falcis boostings for Pinoy Ako blog goes viral, bongbong marcos, erwin tulfo, imee marcos, Isabelle Duterte, james deakin, Mark Lopez, Mocha Uson, Nicko Falcis, pinoy ako blog, President Rodrigo Duterte, Sass Rogando Sasot, Senator Win Gatchalian
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.
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!”
James Deakin posted about the ongoing controversy behind Jover Laurio and how she was paid to boost her anti-administration posts.
He recalled last year when he was in the center of a “heavily funded troll attack” that posted things against him without any proof. But he decided to remain quiet.
And a year after, “the truth comes out,” he said. He claimed that the attacks against him were sponsored as well as the reactions.
Deakin then shaded Lurio saying that she has finally been exposed of being a “shill” and a “fraud”.
“A garden variety troll that is so hungry for fame and recognition that she hasn’t yet figured out that she is also being used by her high profile backers. Poor girl. She just wanted to fit in. And she did. For so long as she was doing their dirty work, of course.”
The journalist then questioned the main stream media’s lack of coverage regarding the controversy now that there’s “hard evidence, receipts, and a confession.”
The confession that he was pertaining to is Kris Aquino‘s comment wherein she admitted of giving funds to her former financial manager, Nicko Falcis, to boost certain social media campaigns.
I always knew I was the subject of a heavily funded troll attack back in Jan of 2018, but without hard proof, I just…
“THIS, I would think, is ACTUAL news. Right? Or maybe I need to boost it first for it to qualify?” he wrote at he end.