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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 10, 2011

Mother Lily’s Official Statement On The Carla Abellana-Asiong Salonga Issue

“I HAVE kept quiet on this issue because Carla Abellana is a Regal baby. I felt I have to protect her. But I am speaking now, because I have to explain and clear things up.

“Regal was the last to know that Carla’s manager, Arnold Vegafria, accepted the offer for her to do ‘The Asiong Salonga Story.’ We were told about it only until after Carla was finished shooting her scenes.

“When I learned about it, I told Arnold, ‘nandiyan na ‘yan, we cannot do anything about it anymore. Ayusin mo ito.’

“Regal and Arnold agreed that Carla will not help promote ‘The Asiong Salonga Story’ only because she also has a filmfest entry with Regal, ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ and there will be conflict of interest.

“Carla has an EXCLUSIVE contract with Regal. It is not true that her contract gives her or her manager an option to do movies outside of Regal.

“I have no anger, kahit si ER, anak-anakan ko ‘yan. ER and I talked last Friday and I explained to him Regal’s side. It’s just too sad that in situations such as this, Arnold doesn’t even lift a finger.

“Tinakpan ko lahat alang-alang kay Carla. It’s so hurting that we (Regal) were the last to know about her appearance in that movie. I don’t want to sue my stars, hindi naman maganda na isang pamilya kami, kami pa ang magdedemandahan.

“I would just want to cite Marian Rivera’s case. Marian, like Carla, is an EXCLUSIVE Regal contract star. Ipinahiram namin si Marian kay Sen. Bong Revilla for ‘Panday 2’ because grabe ang courtesy na binigay ni Sen. Bong sa Regal before they even shot the film.

“I just want to say, don’t blame me. I didn’t talk because I wanted to protect our star. Hindi ako galit, I just want to set the record straight.

“I pray that things go right from hereon. I just want to be fair to myself, to everybody and to showbiz people.

“The thing is respeto lang sa isa’t isa.”

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