Lolit Solis and Joey de Leon react to Piolo and Sam's televised visit to DOJ

May 11, 2008
Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby's recent visit to Secretary Raul Gonzalez's office in the Department Of Justice (DOJ) greatly affected Lolit Solis emotionally. Joey de Leon, whose only job was to interview Lolit regarding the issue, couldn't help but express his disdain for the media-covered visit.

Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby's courtesy call to Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez of the Department of Justice (DOJ) last week was meant to remind the justice office not to forget fairness in their libel case against Lolit Solis and retired editor Veronica Samio.

The two Kapamilya stars, together with their lawyer Atty. Joji Alonso, expressed their wish for a fair and just trial because they were troubled by hearsay, according to their sources, about Lolit's alleged claim that she was influential in the DOJ and that she can easily have the case dismissed.

The case has not yet reached the court because of Lolit's Petition for Review, which was addressed to the DOJ.

A worried-looking Lolit Solis aired her reaction in StarTalk yesterday, May 10, regarding Piolo and Sam's move, including the rumor that she has connections inside the DOJ. But before she could say anything, co-host Joey de Leon, who apparently could not hold back his feelings after viewing the initial report during the introductory segment, said, "Ako, nagulat doon sa napanood ko, ha.

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"Ako, hindi nakikialam masyado sa issue na ito at nagbibiruan tayo, pero parang mali naman yata ‘yan. Yung mga umaangal sa takbo ng batas sa Pilipinas, e, yan, e, dinadaan sa rally. Hindi yung pumapasok sa opisina ng may opisina. Hindi ko maintindihan yun."

And Lolit, reacting to the rumor about her having connections inside the DOJ, exclaimed, "At Joey, ni hindi ko alam kung saan yung office ng DOJ."

"Yun nga, e," agreed Joey. "Ang papel ko dito, e, i-interview ka, pero yun ay personal kong ano na, parang... parang kung sino lang, e, puwede na pumasok sa opisina ng pinakamataas na department ng batas. Yung kababayan nating maliit na nahihirapan, e, nagra-rally lang dahil hindi nga sila makapasok para ihain mga hinaing nila. Pero bakit ganyan, parang pinasok ng showbiz. Hiwalay dapat yun. Sa akin yun [opinion], ha.

"Pero ikaw, Lolit, ano naging reaksiyon mo nung nalaman mo yung ginawang ‘pamamasyal' at pagpasok sa opisina ng DOJ ng dalawang kaaway mo."

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"Emotionally, naapektuhan ako," Lolit said. "Parang na-depress nga ako nung napanood ko sa news. Kasi parang ano, ‘to? Alam mong kasinungaling, pero nagreresulta na sa ganung laban."

"Yung iba naman dun, yung tingin, e, parang nang-iintriga," Joey shared. "Nag-iintriga na... Pinagkakalat mo ba talaga na malakas ka?"

"Naku, hindi ko nga alam kung saan ‘yang building ng DOJ, noh!" Lolit exclaimed.

"Ganoon naman pala, e," Joey replied. "Ano'ng ginawa mong preparasyon o ano ang ginagawa mong preparasyon sa unang paghaharap n'yo dahil kailan pa mangyayari [court case] ito?"

"Meron na kaming arraignment ni Veronica Samio sa May 15, sa Huwebes na darating na linggo," Lolit explained. "Kaya nga ang alam ko, sa ano na ‘yon, nandoon na sa... sabihin na nating justice, dapat hintayin na lang kung ano ang mangyayari. Nandoon na sa husgado, e. Kaya yun na lang ang hinihintay ko kaya nagtaka ‘ko nung nagkaroon ng mga ganyan dahil parang... ‘Ano ‘to?'"

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Joey followed, "Pero hindi mo talaga sinabi na, ‘Malakas ako,' ganoon?"

"Kung malakas ako, e, di sana hindi sumampa yung kaso," Lolit bluntly replied.

Joey then joked, "Oo. ‘Tsaka tayo, lahat tayo may kakilala, natural. Lahat tayo kilala natin yung presidente, kilala natin yung bise-presidente." He then seriously added, "Nagulat lang ako na umabot na sa ganyan."

"Kaya nga," Lolit said. "Kaya nga na-depress ako dahil sabi ko parang iba na ‘tong labanan na ito!"

As his final question, Joey asked what Lolit's message was, first to the DOJ.

Lolit began, "Ako, iginagalang ko talaga si Justice Gonzalez. Alam kong gagawin nila kung ano'ng nararapat."

And what is her message to Sam and Piolo?

"Baka naman gusto lang nilang... one afternoon magkasama sila together kaya pumunta sila doon. Baka ‘yan ang balak nilang gawin, ‘Sana magkasama tayo bukas, mamasyal na lang tayo sa DOJ.' Parang ganoon."

Joey de Leon has his own parting message.

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"Kasi ang tanong ko lang kasi, ‘eto sa akin lang, ha, medyo napikon ako, e. Ibig sabihin yung mga maliliit na tao, e, ang tingin nila, madedehado sila sa labanan, e, puwede na lang pumasok sa opisina ng DOJ? Parang mali yata po yun. Tayo naman, maglalaban. Hindi dahil kaibigan ko ‘to [Lolit], pero parang mali yun. Ba't hindi na lang sabihin sa press o sa TV na, ‘O, Boss Raul, huwag ninyo kalimutan na ano.'

"Ako, bihira ako mapikon nang ganito, e. Pero nilalabas ko ‘pag ganito. Huwag yung ganun, na may media coverage pa."

Lolit speculated, "Hindi kaya nainggit sila kay Gabby Concepcion dahil araw-araw nasa diyaryo, maraming kaso?"

"Umaangal yung maliliit nating kababayan, ngayon kayo mag-ano, na kayo rally nang rally at nagpapakahirap sa init ng araw, e, hindi kayo makapasok sa aircon ng DOJ. 'Yan ang iangal n'yo.

"Parang mali, ha, porke't artista ka, e, makakapasok ka nang ganoon. Baka nag-picture-taking pa yun, pirmahan."

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"Thank you, Joey, ha," Lolit sincerely said. With that, the StarTalk crew asked Joey to seal his renewed support to Lolit by kissing her. He obliged.

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Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby's recent visit to Secretary Raul Gonzalez's office in the Department Of Justice (DOJ) greatly affected Lolit Solis emotionally. Joey de Leon, whose only job was to interview Lolit regarding the issue, couldn't help but express his disdain for the media-covered visit.
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