Marian Rivera was portrayed as the "assailant," after Heart Evangelista revealed her side on of the story about their feud that transpired in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.
She was accused of "attacking, shouting at, and threatening" Heart, but what she said during the press conference of the Temptation Island last June 23 will be her last piece on the issue. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Marian’s manager Popoy Caritativo said in his statement, "She chooses peace" because it is the "better option."
Here’s the text message he sent to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at 9:10 p.m.:
"I have spoken with Marian earlier and we have decided that for the sake of peace and out of respect to GMA, she will no longer speak about this incident so that the issue can be put to rest.
"She has already said her piece on this matter before and has already moved on from it.
"Although it’s hard for her to remain silent, she knows that there are times that peace is the better option. So she chooses peace.
"And she hopes that her supporters and fans would respect her decision. Marian sends them her love and gratitude. Thank you."
The Marian-Heart feud was revived earlier today, July 21, after the version of the latter finally reached the media and press.
Contrary to Heart’s first tweet—“Let’s not make a big fuss. Marian and I are okay..."—about the issue, things did not become well between them during the last few days of their shoot.
According to her, a confrontation, where she was "sinugod at sinigawan," indeed took place after Heart got "excited" over the prospect of working with Dingdong Dantes, the boyfriend of Marian.
The reaction did not sit well with the Amaya star, who threatened Heart with, "Papatayin ka ng mga fans ko!"
With regard to the airport incident, Heart’s mom and manager Cecile Ongpauco denied the two allegations against her.
On bringing "15 bodyguards," Mrs. Ongpauco said: "Sa airport, doon lang po ako nagsundo sa airport. Kinailangan ko lang magpatulong sa dalawang airport personnel para makapasok ako. ’Yon lang.
"So, pinapasok po ako, naghihintay lang ako sa labas, sa may luggage. ’Yon lang. Nagsundo lang talaga ako sa airport."
Mrs. Ongpauco also denied yelling, "Stay away from my daughter!" at Marian.
She stated, "Ano lang, ang katotohanan? Ni hindi ko siya nakausap. Hindi ko siya napuna.
"Hindi ko nga alam kung saan siya doon sa dami ng nabati kong artistang lumapit sa akin. ’Yon lang po."