Amalia Fuentes says she is "finally free" of the shadow of former husband Joey Stevens, two years after separating from him. They had been married for 28 years.
In the early hours of Friday morning, October 2, Joey's alleged mistress, Angelica Aznar-Sierra, was incarcerated in the holding cell of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD-CIDU) at Camp Karingal, Quezon City, after being arrested due to a libel case filed by Amalia's son Geric.
Even though Sierra was able to post bail of P10,000 at 8 a.m. to get her temporary release, Amalia said she was still "happy" about the turn of events.
Geric filed the libel case after Sierra charged him with unjust vexation and filed two libel cases against him last June. Just like Sierra, Geric also had to pay a bail of P10,000 to get out of jail. Amalia told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an earlier interview that the cases against Geric, which she claims were orchestrated by Joey, were "a clear concoction and is untrue." (Click here to read related story)
COMEUPPANCE. In an exclusive phone interview that Friday afternoon, the veteran actress told PEP that seeing Angelica in jail caused her to "remove all feelings left in her heart" for her former husband.
"God, thank you for giving me this opportunity to remove all my feelings for him," Amalia expressed. "For giving me this day na makaharap ko ang babaeng 'yon."
Amalia, who was accompanied by Geric to Camp Karingal, said seeing her former man's alleged other woman all "ugly and dirty" in the jail cell made her feel "euphoric."
"Last night she had her comeuppance," she added. "Masaya ako na ganito lang ang babaeng 'to."
TROUBLED MARRIAGE. Amalia married Joey in 1979, after an unsuccessful marriage with movie actor Romeo Vasquez. In 2007, Joey filed for annulment, citing "psychological incapacity" on Amalia's part. He later withdrew the case after Amalia filed for legal separation.
Amalia told PEP that she wanted to separate from her husband of 28 years after she discovered his "illicit" relationship with Sierra. After finding that the two have a child of their own, the veteran actress said she "kicked" Joey out of her house.
"Hindi ako pinalitan, ako nagpalayas sa kanya," Amalia said. "He was unwilling to leave my house. Siya ang nag-cheat, hindi ako ang nag-cheat."
Amalia also filed a temporary protection order (TPO) against Joey because she claimed he was sending her death threats. The court has not yet produced a resolution on both the legal separation and the TPO.
POLICE REPORT. A spot report obtained by PEP last night from the QCPD-CIDU at Camp Karingal indicated that Sierra was arrested after a warrant of arrest was issued on her by the Honorable Bayani V. Vargas, presiding judge of Quezon City Regional Trial Court, Branch 219.
It said three policemen from CIDU conducted an operation that "resulted in the arrest of Angelica Aznar-Sierra, 38 years old, single... arrested for a case of libel in his [sic] residence" at the Manila Luxury Condominium in Pasig City. A bail of P10,000 was also recommended for her "temporary liberty."
The report, titled "Re-Arrest of a Wanted Person" and dated October 2, 2009, was signed by Superintendent Gerardo R. Ratuita, chief of the QCPD-CIDU.