Joaquin Barretto, brother of warring sisters Gretchen and Marjorie against Claudine, just pledged allegiance to the two elder Barretto sisters by writing a letter tweeted earlier by Marie Lozano.
The letter of our mother which was published earlier today was shocking and hurtful. But what bothers me most is that while she attacks my sister, Gretchen, and pictures her as evil personified, she seems to have forgotten the truth.
Mom, as you have gone out of your way to answer the issues that Claudine ought to answer for herself, maybe it is high time to reflect on things and address these concerns as well.
You have lifted Claudine on a pedestal as the teleserye queen and labelled Grethen nothing but an ST queen.
But who took over the role of her parents, worked at the age of 12 and gave up her education to put her siblings to school? Who put food on the table, paid for the rent and electricity and hospital bills when dad suffered from his heart condition at least 2 times?
Did you ever once stop her from doing all that because you loved her and wanted to protect her just like what you are now doing for Claudine?
We all know the truth about Claudine’s condition. Gretchen never threatened about having her “padampot.”
Whatever for? May I remind you that it was you and dad who had her put in a hospital because you wanted to save her from destroying herself.
Yes, Claudine is going through rough times. Again. And if you truly love her, then you should take concrete steps to save her rather than hitting Gretchen simply because she is standing up to Claudine.
You claimed that Gretchen has been calling Claudine’s children names to her face. But how is that ever possible when Gretchen had long stopped taking Claudine’s calls?
Hasn’t Claudine changed her mobile number many time while still owning many prepaid sim cards as well? (my note: how jeje!)
On the contrary, it was Claudine who repeatedly said she was going to make an exposé. On what?
We were clueless until bashing began on Instagram (read: the new jologs) which is why Gretchen came to rescue of Julia.
If there is anyone who cared more for her niece, we all know it is Gretchen as she has proven when she chose to protect me and her siblings for a long, long time. This explains why, as you said, we never complained about out childhood.
Please mom, let us put a stop to this before our family totally falls apart while there is still something to save.
(Signed) Joaquin Barretto