CLAUDINE Barretto was in full combat mode when she faced some writers to talk about her war with ex-husband Raymart Santiago. This time, she’s not just fighting Raymart but the entire Santiago Family, who she said is bullying her. These are her fighting words: “Ang pinagkaiba ng baho ng mga Barretto sa baho ng mga Santiago, yung sa amin, naaamoy. ‘Yung sa kanila, pag lumabas, ikakasira talaga nila. Hindi na ako papayag. Nabastos na ako noon. Huwag nila akong babastusin. Like what I’ve said, do not mess with my kids. Do not mess with my children.” Raymart’s lawyer, Atty. Ruth Castelo, says they’re ready for whatever accusations Claudine has against Raymart, who refuses to make any comment since they have a gag order. They’re just wondering why Claudine was allowed by her lawyer to call for her own presscon when the gag order covrers them both.
Claudine might not be aware of it but the sentiment of most netizens is that she should just keep quiet since it’s common knowledge that the Barrettos are fighting each other as a family, not the Santiagos. Even her supporters think this would be harmful to her if she’s making a comeback since it has very negative implications for her.
We heard even advertising agency people are saying this will not be beneficial for her if she wishes to be an endorser anew, unlike her erstwhile rival Judy Ann Santos who has a rosier image in the eyes of the public as a wife and mom. They feel whatever problems she has with Raymart, they should just settle it quietly so the media will not feast on them.(M. Bautista, Malaya)