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edited 2:42PM in News and Articles
GMA 7Kris Aquino rejects GMA 7 apology
Posted: 11:08 PM (Manila Time) | Jul. 14, 2004
By Marinel R. Cruz
Inquirer News Service

"I HAVE strong evidence. I'll see them in court."

Thus declared TV host and actress Kris Aquino even after GMA Network apologized to her over an e-mail that criticized her talk show and her personality, for publication in tabloid columns.

Aquino is apparently still intent on fighting it out with the rival of ABS-CBN through an 80-million-peso libel suit she filed recently.

In an interview on the evening news program "TV Patrol" on ABS-CBN last Tuesday, Aquino said, "The e-mail clearly stated that it was made for 'Sis.'" She was referring to the GMA morning talk show that is in the same time slot as "Good Morning, Kris" that she hosts on ABS-CBN. "It said 'pakisulat naman ito at ilagay ninyo sa column ninyo.' It had come from the other station and a lot of people received it."

Aquino last Monday sought 80 million pesos in moral damages from GMA 7 public relations executive Ma Teresa "Tet" Defensor and four other GMA 7 executives for an e-mail that Defensor reportedly sent some tabloid writers last week.

Last Monday, GMA 7 "apologized for the inconvenience" that the column feed might have caused Aquino. The GMA 7 statement, signed by president Felipe Gozon and EVP Jimmy Duavit, said the column feed was sent to tabloid writers without their knowledge.

Aquino's lawyer Sigfrid Fortun said his client did not accept the apology of GMA 7.

"It was a statement of regret for an inconvenience," said Fortun. "But the wrong done on Kris was not an inconvenience but a purposeful attack on her person."

Also charged with libel were Gozon, Duavit, VP for entertainment Wilma Galvante and public relations OIC Butch Raquel.

Last Tuesday, Raquel told Inquirer that he neither knew of the column feed nor ordered Defensor to send it.

"It's very clear in the (GMA) statement," he said. "The network has no knowledge of the e-mail. Tet admitted sending it out."

One of the recipients of the e-mail, Abante columnist Jojo Gabinete, published it in full in his July 9 column. He, however, identified the sender and printed the accompanying note in which Defensor requested that the item be included in his column.

Defensor still refused to comment even in the face of rumor that she is ready to resign from GMA because of the e-mail incident.

In her affidavit, Aquino said the column feed implied that she is "promiscuous and a woman with loose morals who should not be listened to nor viewed as host of a morning TV program." The e-mail also referred to "Good Morning, Kris" as "pure commercialism."
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  • ChairCChairC Bungi Fanatic
    edited 2:42PM
    Celebrity World
    Crispina Belen

    Kris drops R80M suit vs GMA-7

    Kris Aquino has withdrawn her R80-million libel suit against GMA-7. Accompanied by boyfriend James Yap, Kris appeared at the sala of Judge Selma Alaras of Branch 62, Makati Regional Trial Court on Monday (Aug. 8) to sign her affidavit of desistance, which meant she is no longer interested in pursuing the case which she filed against the network last year.


    Kris initially wanted to pursue the case till the end, but after the case was dismissed by the court following her signing of an affidavit of desistance, the top female TV host of ABS-CBN told reporters "I followed by mom’s (former President Cory Aquino) advice not to pursue the case. Sabi niya, sa GMA-7 naman ako nag-umpisa ng career ko." Kris, who was in good spirits and was visibly in her best elements and looked fashionable even in her casual attire, said she decided to settle the case last Monday (8/8/05) because of the two 8’s that day which she believed was a good day for a reconcilation.

    Kris agreed to drop the case in exchange for a personal apology from GMA Public Affairs Chief Butch Raquel and former GMA-7 PR girl Tet Defensor who e-mailed statements to movie columnists which Kris believed were derogatory to her person so she filed a libel case against the network, Raquel and Defensor. Because of the case, Defensor lost her job at the network’s PR department. The network issued an apology last year yet.

    Hereunder is Butch Raquel and Tet Defensor’s letter of apology to Kris:

    "We apologize for any injury that may have been inflicted on your person as a result of the publication of the column feed. We assure you that we did not have the intention to ridicule and embarrass you."

    Kris also said she doesn’t have time to indulge in long-running cases like this; she’d rather devote time and effort for the preparation of her wedding to her cager beau. They plan to exchange "I Do’s" in February next year, at the Baclaran Church.

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  • ChairCChairC Bungi Fanatic
    edited May 2006
    MOST WANTED
    Cristy Fermin
    Sept.12,2004 Bulgar

    DI LANG SI KRIS... BERNADETTE,CLAUDINE AT PIOLO BINANATAN DIN NG SIYETE

    Ang nilalaman ng rejoinder affidavit ni Tet Defensor, dating program publicity manager ng GMA-7, ang katibayang mapanghahwakan ngayon hindi lamang ni Kris Aquino kundi pati na ng ABS-CBN na totoo palang sadya at pinagsusunugan ng kilay ng Kapuso network ang pagbira ng personal sa kalaban nilang
    istasyon.

    Sa kanyang huling pagkakataon ng kanyang sinmupaang salaysay ay naibigay ni Tet sa korte ang mga dokumentong naglalaman ng mga detalye kung paano tinatrabaho ng Siyete ang kanilang ANTI-ABS "NOISE". Ayon kay Tet, wala pa siya sa siyete ay meron nang pangyayaring pagpaplano, Feb.19,2004
    ang petsa ng dokumento, samantalng March 1,2004 opisyal na naging empleyado ng istasyon si Tet, pero isinasama na sya sa miting.

    Ang dokumento na minarkahang "Annex C" sa rejoinder affidavit ni Tet ay isang email na ipinadala kay Butch Racquel, OIC For Corporate Comunications ng Siyete, na mula naman kina Rosette Hernandez at Gigi
    Santiago na parehong unit managers ng GMA-7.


    Ang nilalaman ng e-mail ay puro negatibo sa mga programa ng ABS-CBN, humaba nang humaba ang dokumento dahil sa pagpapalitan ng opinyon ng mga kinauukulan, pero ang kabuuan ay nakatutok lamang sa kung paano nila ibabagsak ang lahat ng artista at programa ng Dos. Unang halimbawa, tungkol kay Kris Aquino na nagsampa na ng kasong libelo laban sa mg ehekutibo ng istasyon na nagkakahalaga ng P80-M dahil sa lumabas na press release ng Siyete nung July 9 na puro kasiraan nito ang nilalaman, ay ganito ang sinasabi sa dokumento:

    "What about... Kris Aquino, turn-off na ang mga viewers kaya tsugi na ang show at kahit anong show pa siya ilagay...NEGA ang perception. Liar sya.I rest my case. (Santiago,Gigi Q.)

    WVG:'Wag na tayong makisawsaw dito, lumalabas na naman ito" Ang WVG na nagkomento ay si Wilma V.
    Galvante, VP for Entertainment ng GMA-7. Ito ang sinasabi ni Tet Defensor sa kanyang affidavit na ang eksaktong nilalaman ay ganito, "The column feed against ABS-CBN and Kris Aquino was formulated as early as Feb.19,2004(that time I was not yet employed at GMA-7) it can be seen from an email sent to Mr. Butch Racquel on this date with the subject heading: "ANTI-ABS NOISE" by one Rosette Hernandez and one Gigi Santiago,both unit managers of GMA Network.

    Attached is a copy of the original message marked as Annex C." Nasa dokumento rin ang komento tungkol kay Bernadette Sembrano, dating host ng Wish Ko Lang na lumipat na sa Dos, tinawag nilang "Halik ni Hudas" ang paghalik ng mabait na host kina Ms. Charo Santos at Ms. Cory Vidanes.

    Tungkol naman kina Piolo Pascual at Claudine Barretto ay tinawag nilang "lukewarm at flopchina" ang pelikulang Milan, hiwalay ang pag-aangat nila sa napakaliit na papel ni Iza Calzado sa Milan, na ganito ang sinasabi, "Diba, pwedeng mapalabas na it was Te Amo's Iza Calzado that saved the film from total devastation? Gamitin natin to our advantage ang participation ni Iza in a Star Cinema film that even they saw her markadong performance as Mary Grace, Piolo's wife. (Santiago, Gigi Q.)"

    Isa pang banat ito, "Kailangan nating i-dilute ang excitement of Piolo on primetime na coming soon (referring to Mangarap Ka). Walang K ang kanilang mga fresh talents na isalaksak sa A.S.A.P. (referring to Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos, Star In A Million Finalists and SCQ). Wala silang talent nor karisma sa tao. Meron pa ngang mukhang transvestita."

    "Lets scream to the amazing gains of the likes of Rainier (eg. Fans' Day last Sunday). Extra Challenge this week's survivor StarStruck vs. Kris Aquino as glorified standupper/continuity V.O. in this week's trying hard to be Extra Challenge Format of GKNB na dapat machukchak na! Bomba stars making fools of themselves versus our fresh talents? Wagi tayo di hamak. (Santiago, Gigi Q.)

    "WVG: If we talk about them, dapat isang malaking banat lang, balik agad sa GMA. Lets not talk about them, lest we generate excitement for them." Ngayon ay alam na namin kung saan nag-ugat ang mga ganitong atake sa mga kolum na nabasa namin, nasagot na ang matagal na naming hinahanap, nandito lang pala sa dokumentong hawak ni Tet na ganito ang sinasabi: "We need a strong position on GMA as a network is now the REAL STAR MAKER. Personality sila. Tayo, network as entity. Si Mr. M na ibinabandera nila in their release, hindi na nga ang so-called Talent Center nila. Hindi ba maganda i-ask - paano na na ang dose-dosenang mga bata from tha last 12 Star Circles na patay na ang career ngayon. Saan ang staying power?Shopping ng shopping para sa mga bagets...para saan? maging FROZEN DELIGHT at ibuburo ang mga bagets? (Santiago, Gigi Q.)

    WVG: Okay ang idea na network as entity as REAL STARMAKER not one personality. Na-prove ng GMA na we know how to do it the best way possible. Message should include: CREDIBILITY is with GMA na."
    Ang dami-dami pa, napkarami pa, tulad ng banat nila sa Marina na ganito naman ang takbo ng kanilang publisidad. "Marina daw revolutionary...Eh bakit di nila i-air ngayon na? Bugbog sa plug pero para ba
    yang ampao na pag kinagat, hangin ang lalabas?

    " Takot ba sila sa tunay at totoong galing ng GMA gumawa ng mahusay at dekalibreng SERYE o totoo nga na hindi pa tapos ang first episode at naloloka sila to finish? Ayaw natin ito, baka ma-excite sila sa paglabas. E kung di mailabas baka hindi maganda ang pagkakagawa? Don't tell me di sila gawa ng
    MTV nito?Laos! Malapit na. Malapit na malapit na raw si Marina. Lunurin ang mga sirena.Kailan ba talaga ang showing nito, kuya?"

    Ilan lamang ito sa mga pagpapalitan ng komento-ideya nina Ms.Wilma Galvante, Rosette Hernandez at Gigi Santiago sa email na nakuha ni Tet Santiago bilang ebidensya laban sa pamunuan ng Siyete. Habang isinusulat namin ang kolum na ito ay nanlalata at napapailing kami, ang lahat ng nababasa namin ngayon sa hawak naming dokumento ay nabasa namin sa mga pahayagan,nalulungkot kami dahil ang akala nami'y personal na opinyon ng mga manunulat ang aming nabasa. Napaniwala kami na yun ang tunay nilang paninindigan, akala nami'y sinasaladuhan nila talaga ang GMA-7, pero ang mga pinanggalingan palang hulmahan ang mga papuring yun na ibinabagsak naman ang ABS-CBN."


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  • ChairCChairC Bungi Fanatic
    edited May 2006
    I'M JUST POSTING THESE OLD FILES ... PARA DI NA TAYO MALUNGKOT SA DAMI NG NEGATIVE WRITEUPS SA BWN at kay Sarah... laugh.gif alt=':lol:' ] orchestrated nga ba?? NO LIBELOUS COMMENTS PLS. mwah1.gif
  • DanDan Founder / Admin
    edited 2:42PM
    I smell something fishy....
  • ate Gate G Popster
    edited 2:42PM
    Pansin ko din yun...Paninira sa BWN ang banat lalo na kay Sarah at papuri naman sa ILNY....What else is new?
  • edited 2:42PM
    hmmmmmm teka muna....
  • mariammariam Pasaway Detective
    edited 2:42PM
    hay naku mga walang magawa tlga yan mga yan dry.gif
  • edited 2:42PM
    And the network wars continues.
    Bombarding the rival network.
    I wonder what's next?
  • edited 2:42PM
    tama ka shouran potter network wars continues
    abs-cbn vs gma yeahrite.gif(
  • edited 2:42PM
    kc nmn eh, dpat mag.ingat cla sa mga pananalita at sa mga sinusulat nila..
  • edited 2:42PM
    Now, we know that Sarah's popularity is becoming a threat to some group....and they
    are now doing everything they can possibly do to bring her down.

    But POPSTERS will always be ready to support and help Sarah in every possible way. [img]https://sarahgeronimo.com/uploads/ipb/style_emoticons/legacy/sarah4ever.gif I hope, ABS-CBN is also willing ang able to protect their valuable assets....like Sarah![/img]
  • edited 2:42PM
    GMA naman kasi mga nonsense ung sinusulat nila eh...basta meron lang maisulat... pshh.. eniweiz.. basta..sarah for lifeeeeee...
  • outriggeroutrigger One SG Force
    edited 2:42PM
    thanks so much for the articles, chairc!

    oh well... as they always say, old habits die hard.
  • edited 2:42PM
    the length some people do to be number one!!!

    tapakan, siraan, sagasaan na ang lahat...

    manalo lng!!!

    KARMA will bite them sooner or later......

    just wait and see
  • edited 2:42PM
    uhm.gif alt=':huh:' ] No wonder na nagkakaroon nang rivalry??? Grabe naman ang mga taga GMA. Kapuso pa naman ang tawag sa kanila eh parati naman silang naninira nang mga puso???? Di ba?? Hurts, gossips and envy???? Sino ba ang affected sa lahat nang iyon?? Mga puso nang mga taong concerned!!!!!!

    They should stop this nonsense and instead dapat mas bigyan nila nang pansin kung paano gagawa nang mga tv series or shows na mas maganda at nakakahigit. Sila lang talaga ang mas napupulaan. There should be healthy competition. Sana naman ABS will not stoop to their level. Mas hamak namang famous ang ABS dahil sa TFC.

    Tama kayo mga friends, dapat mas protektahan nang mga Dos ang kanilang talents ksi doon rin sila kumukuha nang kanilang incomes. D ba?

    Peace!!!! thankyou.gif
  • edited 2:42PM
    thanx for the articles
  • edited 2:42PM
    wow, what's wrong with GMA?
  • edited 2:42PM
    thanks you so much for the article chairc worship.gif
  • mp3mp3 Popster
    edited 2:42PM
    Dan wrote on May 20 2006, 07:35 PM:
    I smell something fishy....

    me too rolleyes.gif alt='8-|' ] ..... nono.gif
  • edited 2:42PM
    silly.gif alt='<:D' ] nasaan na ang sinasabi nilang walang K na new ntalents?vallurrrrrrrr.....aun nasa primetime bida at no.1 show ng abs-cbn! biggrin.gif hahaha...ganyan talaga ang mga nagsisisi at naiinsecure!naninira!hahaha....masasabi ko lang sa 7!gosh....pinakawalan niyo kasi siya!parang si larry calma na pinakawalan si dorina....ayun mahigpit na nilang kalaban ngayon!hahaha
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