Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco, the mother of actress Heart Evangelista, is standing by the family's decision "not to renew the co-management contract" with Annabelle Rama. The contract will expire next year, 2011.
This is in reaction to the harsh statements made by Annabelle against Heart in a presscon held yesterday, October 21, after the parents of the young actress decided not to renew Heart's co-management contract with the Gutierrez matriarch.
At the presscon yesterday, Annabelle called Heart "walanghiya, ingrata, walang utang na loob," and "laos." (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Mrs. Ongpauco, in her statement sent to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) this afternoon, October 22, stressed that their family "have always been Heart's main manager."
She added that they have always been "behind all the major decisions, projects, and career moves of Heart" even when they "hired" Annabelle to co-manage the young actress.
Mrs. Ongapuco also ignored the statements made by Annabelle towards Heart. "We do not wish to dignify her wrongful statements towards Heart," she said.
Here is the complete statement of Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco:
"We have always been Heart's main Manager and have always been behind all the major decisions, projects and career moves of Heart even when we HIRED Annabelle Rama to co-manage Heart. We do not wish to dignify her wrongful statements towards Heart. And we stand by our decision and it is our prerogative not to renew the co-management contract that we gave to Annabelle when it expires in 2011."