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It took months before Nadia Montenegro could finally talk about the complaint she had filed against Annabelle Rama. She says, "I [took it to] court… That’s why I [withheld] that information because I [didn't] want everyone to know.

"I filed the case with nobody knowing when. I filed the child abuse case because I didn’t want anyone to see what I [was] filing.

"It is about my kids. This is not about me."

Photo: Noel Orsal

Nadia Montenegro’s battle is not over yet.

Her child abuse complaint against Annabelle Rama may have been dismissed by the Quezon City’s office of the prosecutor, but she’s dead set on filing a motion for reconsideration.

As the mother of the two young stars involved, she feels strongly about her contentions.

And even if in the beginning, she gave Annabelle her consent to manage the careers of Anykka and Alyanna, Nadia made it clear, "priority ang studies."

She said discussing her disagreements with the talent manager over the schedules and exposure of her daughters was just scratching the surface.

It would be superficial, Nadia added, to point out: "Pinag-workshop sa singing and dancing ang anak ko, e, in the first place, kasama yun sa 30 percent commission na pinag-usapan..."

Before this exclusive interview—which took place last April 23—was put on the record, Nadia said in an exasperated tone, "Ang dami ko pang hindi nasabi… Actually, ang dami ko nang nasabi na hindi nailabas…"

And for one last time, she decided to tell PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in detail, the delicate issues that would help the public understand why she’s crying "child abuse."

Looking poised to take down her nemesis, she exclaimed, "Can someone take this seriously? ‘Yon lang ang point ko, e, can someone take this seriously?

"I mean, if you’ve [referring to Annabelle] done it in the past to others, don’t do it to my kids. I don’t think nga it’s a crime that I will not allow her to do to my children what she did to her own children. I mean, everybody knows that."

What exactly triggered this hullabaloo?

"RAPE AND STD." In Nadia's five-page complaint affidavit, the "very demeaning rumors" about her daughters were underlined.

Nope, they were not revealed through any interview of Annabelle.

But, yes, they circulated via text messaging—according to the former actress.

It would be hard to prove that the text message—claiming Alyanna was raped by her father Boy Asistio when she was 10 years old and that Anykka had STD [sexually-transmitted disease]—originated from Annabelle Rama’s phone.