The camp of talent manager Becky Aguila reacted yesterday to the comment made by Jennylyn Mercado in her interview with Startalk last Saturday, October 13.
In her column in Balita yesterday, Reggee Bonoan said that Jennylyn's remarks hurt her manager Becky and publicist Vinia Vivar. Vinia said that, in the meantime, Becky will not comment on the issue.
Reggee said that Vinia and Becky received a text message afterwards from Jennylyn's camp saying, "Pasensiya na, kaya nasabi 'yon ni Jennylyn kasi kailangan for showbiz at natatakot siyang mawalan ng trabaho sa GMA."
ISSUES WITH BECKY. In that Startalk interview, Jennylyn initially refused to talk about Becky. However, she was asked to clarify if she owed money from her manager. She replied that there was none.
"I don't want to talk about it anymore. Parang saan ba ito nanggaling? 'Tapos ako pa yung sisiraan. Parang huwag naman ganoon. Parang magprotektahan tayo. Wala rin pagkakautang si Tita Becky," said Jennylyn.
Asked if she felt that Becky had shortcomings, Jennylyn paused for a while to gather her thoughts, "Uhm, sabihin na natin meron pagkukulang. Well, that's okay. Wala 'yon sa akin. Siyempre, marami po siyang inaasikaso at busy po siya sa kabila."
"E, pati siya, nag-aartista na yata," she laughed, referring to the numerous interviews that Becky gives to entertainment writers and TV shows.
Jennylyn said she wouldn't be surprised if Becky decides to let go of her.
"Siyempre, kahit sino siguro ang tanungin n'yo... 'Oo' siguro yung sagot. Ayaw ko nang pumasok sa problemang hindi ko naman...hindi naman ako ang may kasalanan. Ngayon, sana hindi na ako ulit madamay," she said in reference to the conflict between GMA-7 versus Becky and Angel Locsin.
"Trabaho na ulit ako sa GMA. Basta loyal naman ako sa GMA at thankful ako sa kanila na binigyan nila ako ulit ng opportunity, after all."
THE OTHER SIDE. In her column yesterday in People's Tonight, Vinia was surprised and saddened by Jennylyn's remarks.
"Hindi namin inaasahang marinig mula kay Jen ang lahat ng mga sinabi niya patungkol sa kanyang manager. Maliwanag at walang kaduda-dudang inilalaglag niya ito," wrote Vinia.
Vinia wrote that from Jennylyn's tone and statements, it is clear that the actress wants to be released from Becky's management contract. Apart from Becky, Jennylyn is co-managed by GMA Artist Center."Siguro raw, kailangan na nilang pag-usapan ang lahat at pagkatapos ay pareho silang magdesisiyon. Tutal naman, base sa tono ni Jennylyn ay namili na siya between her manager and GMA-7, and obviously, ang network ang pinili niya," Jennylyn's publicist wrote in her column.