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Netizen accuses Arjo, Ria Atayde of ‘using’ her; Maine Mendoza speaks up

  • Maine Mendoza isn’t happy about her fans accusing the Atayde siblings of using her
  • The Kapuso comedienne yesterday told a fan to respect Ria Atayde, the sister of Mendoza’s rumored boyfriend Arjo Atayde, after the fan accused Ria of using Mendoza to get ahead in her showbiz career.

A Netizen posted on twitter about his sentiments toward Ria and Arjo Atayde whom he felt were just Maine Mendoza‘s name to clinch projects, regardless of their own talents and image on the Kapamilya Network.

Immediately, Mendoza replied on the tweet:

“I would appreciate if you’ll show some respect not just to our family but to theirs as well.

“Just stop this nonsense and let us all do better instead. They get projects because of their talent, not because of any other reasons. Once and for all let’s give credit to whom its due.”

While another Netizen showed her support to the the Atayde siblings and wrote:

The other one expressed her disgust as she replied to the tweet above.

Ria Atayde’s first TV appearance was in 2015 when she starred on ABS-CBN‘s Ningning (2015–16), which featured child star Jana Cassandra Agoncillo. Also appeared Star Cinema’s Can We Still Be Friends as Cindy and The Hows of Us as Awee. She also recently appeared as the remarkable ‘fan girl’ Kakai in the MMFF 2018 Movie, The Girl in the Orange Dress.

In 2016 PMPC Star Awards for TV, she was named  Best Female New TV Personality for MMK episode: Puno ng Mangga.

Arjo Atayde, on the other hand, had his first notable appearance via the Philippine TV series E-Boy where he was lauded for the role of Jepoy.

Despite his relatively young career, he has already garnered several starring roles in the longest-running drama anthology series Maalaala Mo Kaya (appearing in the episodes Bangka, Puntod, Tsubibo and Dos Por Dos (where he played a gay parent). He won Best Male New TV Personality in the 2012 PMPC Star Awards for Television for the Bangka episode.

In 2013, he starred as Rafael de Lara in the daytime television series Dugong Buhay. He went on to star in the 2014 Korean adaptation, Pure Love as Raymond de la Cruz/Ramon Esguerra. In 2015, he was given his biggest role to date as Joaquin Tuazon as the main antagonist in Ang Probinsyano.

Arjo also won several awards since 2012 for his outstanding performance both on TV and in films.


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