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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.

May 10, 2012

Andi Vs. Albie: A Case Of Your Word Against Mine

THE WAR of the mommies continues in the case of the Andi Eigenmann and Albie Casino. Albie’s mom made a very damaging revelation on national TV that Andi is a battered child and often seeks refuge in their house after Jaclyn Jose, who she also accused of being an alcoholic, has beaten her up.

She also said that Andi can be very demanding to Albie and has a violent streak, once running after him with a pair of scissors. We just hope someone warned Mrs. Casino that some of her statements can give Jaclyn and Andi enough reason to file  libel charges against her. Read Perfect Timing For Mother's Day: Andi's Mom Vs. Albie's Mom.

Jaclyn in turn, issued a rebuttal: “I am not alcoholic, been working in this business for a long time. Kung alcoholic ako, wala sana akong trabaho. Alam ng industry ang record ko, how professional I am, and hindi ko kailanman binubugbog anak ko. At lalong di ko pinalaking sinungaling ang mga anak ko.”

In her Twitter account, Andi corroborated her mom’s defense and said Jaclyn is not an alcoholic and doesn’t beat her up. The way we look at it, Andi is the one who will benefit from all the scandalous proceedings, especially now that she’s making a comeback. As we all know, being an unwed mom doesn’t really damage the reputation of an actress as the public seems to be very forgiving about them.

But in the case of Albie, if her parents really want the best for him, they should make him leave showbiz pronto and just go back to school and a normal life, concentrate on his studies and get a college education to give him another career that will be more peaceful than showbiz.

Also in a TV interview, Albie said after he was mauled, Andi came to him and said: “Okay lang ba? Huwag ka kasing magpapakita sa akin sa labas kasi papatayin ka ng mga ’yan.” When he asked for the names of his assailants, Andi allegedly said: “Hindi mo kaya ’yan, promise, hindi mo kaya ’yan.” Albie adds: “So, she knows them. If sasabihin niyang hindi ko kaya, ’di alam niya, ’di ba?”  Also see article, How Can Andi Eigenmann forgive the dad of her love Child When He's not asking?

Just like in the case of Santiago vs. Tulfo, this is a case of “your words against mine”. Both will deny to death that they’re guilty.