- Barretto sisters Gretchen and Marjorie made headlines after figuring in a confrontation
- Marjorie claimed that the news about her are fake
- Gretchen posted a video of their fight and disproved Marjorie’s claims
Barretto sisters Gretchen and Marjorie reportedly had an altercation during their father’s wake last Wednesday, October 16.
ABS-CBN news’ source said Gretchen was calm during the moment and it was Marjorie who seemed irate and fuming while initiating the fight.
President Rodrigo Duterte was seen mediating between Gretchen and Marjorie. He also asked the two to shake hands out of respect for their father despite Marjorie’s refusal.
Gretchen then confimed these events as true. In contrast, Marjorie claimed that these were lies and that stories about her were twisted.
Marjorie posted her statement on Instagram. “Please hold your judgement and opinions until he (her father Miguel) is laid to rest, then WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. I would like to ask for prayers too. Because when I speak the truth, my life and my children’s life will be put in danger. My sister’s boyfriend is powerful in a very bad way (and I don’t mean Tony Boy) And in speaking the truth I won’t be able to leave his name out.”
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There are very disturbing news going around right now. All these years, I have kept my peace and I always chose to ignore all the LIES that my sisters spread about me and my children. But nothing can get lower than this. Giving false statements to the press, and twisting stories about what really happened in my Father’s wake is by far the most epic one. They have tried so hard over the years to destroy my name, I have nothing to lose anymore at this point.I love my family very much, they are my core. I am all for reconciliation. We were hoping for that all those 16 days that my Father was fighting for his life in the hospital.It would have been nice if she made her peace in the quiet of my Fathers room. With no cameras. Don’t be fooled by the statements of my sisters, they are leaving out a very important detail of what really caused pain and tension in the wake.May I request everyone to allow our family to grieve, it’s our last day with our Father today. Please hold your judgement and opinions until he is laid to rest,then WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. I would like to ask for prayers too. Because when I speak the truth, my life and my children’s life will be put in danger. My sisters boyfriend is powerful in a very bad way( and I don’t mean Tony Boy)And in speaking the truth I won’t be able to leave his name out. And to our dear President Duterte, thank you for being there for the family and sharing in our grief. My apologies that your name was dragged into this. You were so kind to me. I will always be grateful.
In response to this, Gretchen then shot back the allegations at her sister through a lengthy Instagram post. She also shared a video of their confrontation that day to prove that she was telling the truth.
“Quoting Marjorie Baldivia este’Echiverrie 🙏WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SPEAK THE TRUTH & NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH🙏ITS A BITTERSWEET FEELING THAT YOU, truly for the first time speak the Truth, IN OTHER WORDS , I AM GRATEFUL for WE WILL ALL WAIT FOR THAT TIME (heres a video that was forwarded to me by @marisol0125 MY TRUTH” Gretchen wrote.
She also attested the video was not “fake news” which was supposedly claimed by Marjorie.
“This video IS NOT FAKE NEWS AS BEING CLAIMED by Marjorie Baldivia Echiverrie. ( FYI MY MOM SPOKE TO ME & ASSURED EVERYONE THAT SHE WILL TELL ALL REGARDING OUR FAMILY FEUD & THE DAY OF MY DADS BIRTHDAY & Who CAUSED MY FATHERS ATTACK .YOUR THREAT TO SUE ME FOR LIBEL ? I PLEAD NO, I’M SCARED….” Gretchen stated.
Gretchen debunked Marjorie’s denouncement of her long-time partner Tony Boy Cojuangco whom the latter described as “powerful in a bad way.” She said it was the other way around as Marjorie’s boyfriend (long rumored to be Congressman Recom Echiverri) has cases filed against him.
“AND AS TO MY BOYFRIEND WHO IS POWERFUL IN A BAD WAY ( like you say ) YES HE IS POWERFUL ( in a good way , Not bad as you claimed. Your boyfriend is also POWERFUL & certainly IN A VERY BAD WAY, Countless corruption cases i was told, NOT TO MENTION, NUMEROUS MOLESTATION CASES, AM I CORRECT?”
The actress then revealed Claudine’s plan of filing a molestation case against Marjorie’s boyfriend.
“I WAS INFORMED THAT @claubarretto WILL FILE A MOLESTATION CASE AGAINST YOUR POWERFUL BOYFRIEND.( ONLY REQUEST OF @claubarretto IS FOR HIM TO NOT BE IN THE WAKE DUE TO TRAUMA 🙏 FYI THE VOICE YOU HEAR IS MARJORIE VOICE DEFYING The REQUEST of PRRD,” Gretchen concluded.
Gretchen also included the quote originally aimed at her hitting back at Marjorie.
“Narcissists try to destroy your life with lies because theirs can be destroyed with the truth,” Gretchen posted.
The Barretto sisters have a long standing family feud with Gretchen having on-and-off relationship with her sisters.
Since 2013, Gretchen has been estranged from the family after a feud with Claudine.
Earlier this year, Gretchen and Claudine reconciled and have been a constant presence in each other’s lives with Marjorie being left out.
Just recently when the Julia-Gerald-Bea controversy broke out, the siblings’ feud was again highlighted by Claudine and Gretchen siding with Bea and Marjorie being left alone to defend her daughter Julia.