Katrina Halili's road manager files libel complaint against Mrs. Irene Kho

Mrs. Irene Kho's interview with TV Patrol World created quite a stir and brought forth two libel complaints—one by Kapuso actress Katrina Halili and another by Katrina's road manager and friend, Omar Sortijas (main photo).


Katrina Halili's road manager and adviser, Omar Sortijas, filed a libel complaint against Mrs. Irene Kho, who implicated him as a "supplier" of illegal drugs.

According to Atty. Raymund Palad, Katrina's lawyer, the filing was held this afternoon, June 3, at the Cavite Prosecutor's Office.

It will be recalled that in the May 25 interview of Mrs. Kho with TV Patrol World, she named Katrina as the one who introduced her son to the illegal drug, Ecstasy.

"Ms. Katrina, ikaw ang naglulon sa anak ko sa droga. Alam din namin 'yan at sinabi na namin 'yan sa lawyer," she said.

Mrs. Kho likewise implicated Omar as the supplier of the illegal drug: "Si Omar, na bodyguard mo ngayon, na kasakasama mo, 'yan ang nagbibigay sa 'yo."

This prompted Katrina's handler to file the libel complaint and, subsequently, to submit himself to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for a drug test, which took place at 3:30 this afternoon.

Prior to Omar's drug test, Hayden and Katrina went to the same agency for similar testing. Both were cleared by the PDEA after results indicated negative for illegal drug use.


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