"Not true! Hindi siya totoo!"
Carmina Villarroel did not hesitate to address the incident that she walked out on actress Claudine Barretto during a shooting of a television commercial.
In entertainment writer Dolly Anne Carvajal's column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, it was reported that the actress/TV host/endorser was "irked" by Claudine's "endless demands," and thus asked the crew to "pack-up."
Published on January 29, 2012, the column "Dollywood" recounted how Carmina, at first, purportedly conceded to a series of requests by Claudine.
The column said:
"First, Claudine requested that she be given the bigger dressing room, which Carmina readily agreed to. Then Claud asked if, instead of Mina, she could be the one to wear the white long-sleeved shirt. Again, Mina did not object. Later, Claud said she needed a nap. That was fine with Mina, too. The clincher was when Claud asked to deliver the longer line in the commercial. That was the last straw; Mina walked out."
Carmina said no such incident occurred.
At the press conference of the Kapamilya channel's new entertainment talk show, Showbiz Inside Report, held at the ABS-CBN Network's 14th floor ELJ Building last night, January 31, the actress shed light on the issue.
"Nagulat nga ako kasi... lumabas 'yon kahapon, di ba? 'Tapos hindi ko siya [nabasa], hindi kasi ako Inquirer. Wala kasi akong [subscription].
"So, tumawag lang sa akin... may mga nag-text sa akin.
"Tumawag lang sa akin yung sister ko na parang [sabi niya,] 'What's this?'
"Sabi ko, 'Ang alin?' 'Tapos ito na, 'kinuwento na nga sa akin na kesyo daw may something daw kami ni Claudine."
Carmina says she has not read the article herself.
"No, I did not. Nagpakuwento lang din ako sa sister ko saka sa mga ibang friends ko.
"Kasi sinabi na parang may something daw kaming dalawa ni Clau and then nag-walk out ako.