Lolit Solis posts bail for libel case filed by Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby

Lolit Solis stays positive that the legal battleagainst Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby will still come to an end. She even said in jest, "Sana maayoskasi hindi ko pinangarap na pareho na kaming senior citizen ni Veronica [Samio,Pilipino Star Ngayon entertainment editor], 60 siya at 61 ako,umaakyat-akyat pa kami sa hagdan ng [Manila] City Hall."


Earlier last week, the Office of the Manila Prosecutorformally indicted showbiz columnist Lolit Solis for libel. This is in connection to the article shewrote in her "Take It, Take It" column in Pilipino Star Ngayon lastOctober 15, 2007. She wrote that she saw actors Piolo Pascual and Sam Milbyallegedly sharing a "sweet" moment together at the poolside coffee shop of Sofitel Hotel.

Two days after the announcement of Lolit's indictment, Lolitand Pilipino Star Ngayon entertainment editor Veronica Samio togetherwith Lolit's counsel, Atty. Noel Malaya, visited Manila City Hall to post bail.

In a taped interview with StarTalk aired lastSaturday, April 19, Atty. Malayaexplained, "Today we filed a motion to suspend the proceedings at saka torecall the warrant of arrest for its quashial. Kasi ang feeling namin, hindi pa namin natatanggap yung resolution safiscal, tumatakbo na yung kaso.

"Mayroon pa kaming time to file a motion for reconsiderationor mag-file ng petition for review sa Department of Justice kaya dapat namannabigyan kami ng oras. Pero it seems namasyadong mabilis ang takbo. We haveactually 15 days from the receipt of the resolution."

Lolit's camp also questioned why the media already knewabout her indictment, when their camp has yet to receive a copy of the resolution. "Doonkami nagugulat. Bakit nauuna ang newsstations na makakuha ng ganung klase ng resolution. Sana man lang sabay," said Atty. Malaya.

Not only did Lolit and Veronica post bail, they also filedan urgent motion to suspend all proceedings and quash the warrant of arrest. Lolit, in a separatetaped interview with StarTalk, said that she was also shocked when she foundout about the resolution. She added,"Lalo na doon sa warrant of arrest. Na-shock ako na alam na ng iba 'tapos kami wala pa.

"Siyempre, ano, matatakot ka, di ba? Yun bang parang, ‘Ay, hindi pa ba natatapositong problema namin ni Vero [VeronicaSamio]?'"

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Despite the resolution of the prosecutor's office, Lolitstill hopes for an end to this legal battle. She reiterated, "Sana maayos kasi hindi ko pinangarap na pareho nakaming senior citizen ni Veronica, 60 siya at 61 ako, umaakyat-akyat pa kami sahagdan ng [Manila] City Hall. Parang,naku ha, fourth floor pa.

"Umaasa ako kasi wala namang hinid naayos sa usapan. Hindi naman masyadong grand ito, hindi namanmasyadong nakaapekto sa career ni Sam at saka ni Piolo, patuloy pa rin namansilang sikat na sikat. Kaya ang feelingko, maaayos din ito."

As she already said last week on StarTalk,Lolit repeated that she doesn't mind if Piolo and Sam are mad at her as longas her relationship with Star Magic's Johhny Manahan is not affected.

She reiterated, "Hindi ko kilala si Piolo, hindi ko kilalasi Sam, kaya wala akong pakialam kung magalit sila sa akin. Ang mayroon akong special friendship, kayJohnny Manahan. Kapagnagalit sa akin si Johnny, nasasaktan ako. E, nagkita kami, nagkausap na kami, nagkaintindihan na kami kaya balewala na sa akin."

DÉJÀ VU. In alive interview with Lolit last Saturday, the talk show host admitted she rememberedthe filmfest scam the created in 1994.

She explained, "Noong 1994, nag-scam ako, 'tapos nawala siGabby, nawala si Nanette [Medved], nag-asawa si Ruffa [Gutierrez]. 'Tapos ngayon, bumalik si Ruffa, nandidiyanna naman si Gabby, mayor ulit ng Maynila si Mayor Lim. Parang déjà vu."

During the interview, it was mentioned to Lolit that Gabbygot worried when he heard the news about his former manager. Lolit's reaction was, "Kung talagangnag-worry si Gabby, bakit hindi siya personally na lang na tumawag, di ba? Ang ibig kong sabihin, showbiz na showbiz nakami, tama na. Huwag na yung...pati yunba naman showbiz pa rin?"

Then, she jokingly added, "Ngayon, kung gusto niya, kungtalagang worried siya at talagang nag-aalala siya sa akin, e, di i-refund nalang niya yung P10,000."

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MEETING SAM MILBY. Recently, showbiz columnist Jobert Sucaldito celebrated hisbirthday. Both Lolit and Sam were invited. However, Lolit went home early while the latter came in late at thebirthday party.

StarTalk co-host Joey de Leon asked Lolit, "Kung sakalilang nagkasabay kayo, nagkatitigan, nagkakindatan, at nabuksan ang isangpag-uusap, ano ang malamang na sasabihin mo?"

Lolit answered, "'Sam, ako ang idinemanda mo. At nag-bail na ako ng P10,000 cash, diba? Puwede kayang isauli mo sa akin yungP10,000?' Yun ang concern ko na P10,000 na cash na ibinayad ko."

BIRTHDAY WISH. OnMay 20, Lolit will be celebrating her 61st birthday. What's her birthday wish?

"Sana tahimik na kasi, alam mo, ako kasi nagkaroonna ako noon ng demandang libel, e—kay Alma Moreno, kay Melanie Marquez. Alam mo kasi, Joey, ang magi-guilty akokapag may nangyari kay Veronica Samio. Tuwing maghi-hearing kami, parang hihimatayin siyalagi. Lagi siyang nanginginig,pinagpapawisan, 'tapos nangingiyak-ngiyak. Sabi ko, ‘Matagal pa 'to kaya kailangan huwag kang ganyan.'

"E, baka mamaya may mangyari sa kanya, ano na naman, magi-guiltyna naman ako, di ba? At saka, biruinmo, 60 years old na si Veronica, 61 na ako sa birthday ko, dalawa kaming seniorcitizen na umaakyat sa fourth floor ng City Hall? Kaya pa ba namin? Pagdating namin sa fourth floor, hihingalin na kami."

Before the interview ended, Lolit again apologized to Pioloand Sam, while leving the final decision to the court.

She said, "Ang sabi ko nga, kung nasaktan sila roon sasinulat ko, I'm sorry, di ba? Ngayon,kung talagang inaakala nilang tama yung ginagawa nila, e, di okay, matatanggapko. Nasa husgado na naman, e, yun naang bahalang mag-decide."


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