YES! editor, actress agree to drop cases against each other



Actress Claudine Barretto, YES! magazine editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon, and Jo-Ann’s daughter Patricia Anna Marcelo have all agreed to withdraw their respective cases against each other as part of an out-of-court settlement reached on October 20, a press statement announced on November 9.

As part of the memorandum of agreement, “Claudine agreed to withdraw her complaint for damages against Jo-Ann before the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City while Jo-Ann committed to withdraw the seven (7) criminal complaints for libel against Claudine before the Regional Trail Court of Quezon City, the Mandaluyong Prosecutor’s Office and the Department of Justice,” the statement read. “Patricia is likewise dismissing her complaint for damages which she filed against Claudine before the Metropolitan Trial Court of Quezon City.”

According to the press statement, the amicable settlement was brokered by an official of Claudine’s home network, ABS-CBN and Jo-Ann’s publisher at Summit Media, "who both agreed that it is best for all concerned to put aside their hurts and pains and move forward.”

Details of the settlement were not disclosed as part of the agreement “to put to rest all the issues related to the cases,” the statement further noted.

The statement also said that Claudine, Jo-Ann, and Patricia have instructed their counsels “to file the necessary pleadings before the concerned courts/agencies to immediately effect the dismissal of all cases.”


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