The Court of Appeals dismissed two counts of libel filed by Dr. Vicki Belo against Jennifer Molina—or more popularly known as Rosanna "Osang" Roces—this afternoon.
"The case was dismissed on a technicality. The Makati prosecution office failed to mention that the offended party, Dra. Belo, was a Makati resident," explained Dr. Belo's lawyer, Atty. Raymond Fortun, in a text message to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) contributor Nelson Canlas.
He added, "This would only be a two-week respite at most for Rosanna Roces. She will be back as an accused for the crimes of libel in no time, once the prosecutors have the amended criminal informations [sic]."
Osang called for an impromptu press con at Annabel's, Tomas Morato, also this afternoon. The actress appeared emotional. She was relieved to hear that the cases were dismissed.
"Hindi ako natutuwa dahil may natalo pero natutuwa ako dahil God is good. Hindi Niya kami pinabayaan. Dati na akong nakikipag-ayos kay Vicki," said Osang.
The sexy actress and the doctor to the stars were once close friends and business partners. The friendship ended in a lawsuit when Osang, Belo Clinic's endorser, claimed that the liposuction procedures done by Belo left her with bulges in her stomach and back. Osang also called Belo a fake doctor.
Now, Osang is slowly making a TV comeback with ABS-CBN's Ysabella and Maging Sino Ka Man. With her life slowly getting back on track, will she be be making amends with her foes, like her former manager and Belo ally Lolit Solis?
"Right now, ayokong magpadalos-dalos. Ayokong magpatangay sa emosyon. Siyempre high na high tayo ngayon. Pero one thing's for sure, ayoko siyang masaktan, so next time na ako magbibigay ng message kapag kalmado na ako," answered Osang when asked to give a message to Lolit.
With additional report from Nelson Canlas