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Royal Artists Management Inc.—which is run by Annabelle Rama—has 25 talents, including Alyanna Asistio and Anykka Asistio. Of her 25 talents, 23 are "happing-happy," says the lady boss before adding, "Bakit lahat ng iba kong talents ay mahal na mahal naman ako?"

Photo: Noel Orsal

“Bakit ako inaano ng child abuse?”

In a phone interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) yesterday, April 20, Annabelle Rama talked about giving jobs to the daughters of Nadia Montenegro even if, initially, the former was hesitant to take them in as talents.

“Bakit hindi ma-appreciate yun?

“Kasi, nabasa ko dito sa PEP na kinakawawa ko anak [niya], hirap na hirap na sa manager nila…”

The Gutierrez matriarch runs the talent agency, Royal Artists Management Inc., which manages the careers of her children Ruffa, Richard, and Raymond.

Annabelle continued, “Bakit ang mina-manage ko 25 [talents], yung 23, haping-happy sa career nila?

“Nagkaroon sila ng sariling bahay, kotse. May trabaho sila ngayon. Nakabili sila ng lahat ng gusto nila.

“Bakit lahat ng iba kong talents ay mahal na mahal naman ako?

“Bakit siya [Nadia] reklamo nang reklamo?

“Bakit ba itong mga anak niya, hindi naman superstar anak niya, bakit magiging kawawa?”

WHO’S KAWAWA? In 2010, at the birthday celebration of Annabelle, Alyanna and Anykka Asistio were formally introduced as talents of Royal Artists.

The controversial talent manager claimed it was Nadia’s daughters who first approached her.

 

“Ang dami kong mina-manage, talagang hindi ko sila tatanggapin as talents kasi sa tingin ko, baka hindi ko mapasikat, baka hindi ko mabigyan ng trabaho.

“Pero ginawan ko lang ng paraan para lang talaga mabigyan ng trabaho ang mga bata kasi gusto raw mag-aral ng mga bata.

“Gustong nilang makabili ng mga gamit. Bigyan daw nila ng pera yung mga Papa nila.

“So, yung mga bata ang kumausap sa akin kaya tinanggap ko.”