PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) users have asked the question "Who is Richard Daloia?" countless times.
YES! magazine's July issue gives a background on Ruffa Gutierrez and her short-lived romance with first husband Richard Daloia as part of the 20-page article titled "Ruffa & Yilmaz: No fairy-tale ending."
One of the sources said, "You know, that's one thing about Ruffa that people don't know. They say she goes for guys who are rich? No! She had many suitors, nakapila sila riyan. Very rich, ha? But she liked Richard. The guys she went out with were not rich—they were handsome! She likes them handsome!"
PEP also tracked down Richard through several leads. We ended up finding two telephone numbers, one in Chicago and the other in New York. We decided to call one of the numbers.
PEP: May I please speak to Richard Daloia?
Richard: Yes, speaking...
After our conversation with Richard, we came to one conclusion: How can you find a person who doesn't want to be found?
Find out how our conversation with Richard went in the newest issue of YES! The number one entertainment magazine also answered why Ruffa kept her first marriage a secret and what the status of her divorce case is.
Also, YES! details Ruffa and Yilmaz's relationship, including the alleged beatings and the reported escape from Istanbul.
"During the YES! interview, we tell Ruffa that some PEP readers don't believe she's a battered wife. An exasperated Ruffa raises her left leg, rolls up her jeans, and points to a number of marks. Our photographer takes a few quick shots, but a surprised, if cool, Ruffa looks up and tells him, ‘Huwag na muna...'"