FIRST READ ON PEP: Vina Morales admits to being a member of "9262 Club"

When asked about being part of the "9262 Club," which refers to celebrities who have filed cases citing violations of RA 9262, Vina Morales confirmed: "Naku, kasama ako diyan!"


Vina Morales understands the plight of women who file cases in court, especially those who are fighting for the sake of their children.

"Pagdating diyan, lahat gagawin mo para sa anak mo—what’s best for her," said Vina during her visit to the Ystilo Salon branch in Mall of Asia earlier today, August 15.

Vina and her sister Shaina Magdayao spearheaded the celebration of their salon’s 15th anniversary.

Still on the welfare of Ceana, Vina added, "Lahat naman ng tao nagkakaroon ng problema pero depende na yun sa iyo kung paano mo iha-handle.

"Siguro para sa akin, mas hina-handle ko nang tahimik para sa anak ko. Basta lahat gagawin ko para sa anak ko."

This year, three celebrities—Kris Aquino, Sunshine Cruz, and Claudine Barretto—publicly accused their husbands of violating R.A. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004. .

According to two reliable sources of PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Vina is also in a legal battle against Cedric Lee, the businessman who is the father of her four-year-old daughter. The actress, however, seems to be more inclined in choosing the path of silence.

When asked regarding the so-called "9262 Club," which refers to celebrities who have filed cases citing violations of RA 9262, Vina said with a laugh: "Naku, kasama ako diyan!"

The actress-singer continued, "Pero sa atake ko siguro sa buhay ko, siguro sa suporta ng pamilya ko, pero mas gugustuhin ko na tahimik.

"Kung may gulo man, huwag nang palakihin pa yung gulo para maayos nang mabuti at mabilis.

"Ganun ang nangyari sa akin, pero siyempre, marami rin akong problema."

However, the actress declined to give details about her legal battles.

"Ay, huwag nang detalye. Basta ako, member," she confirmed.

"Hindi ako magde-detail, pasensiya na po."

(Respecting Vina’s wishes, PEP chooses not to elaborate on the petitions that—according to sources— she and Cedric filed against each other.)

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On the bright side, the 37-year-old actress said she channels whatever sad emotions she has into her role, the mother of Jessy Mendiola, in the Filipino adaptation of the hit Mexicanovela Maria Mercedes.

Vina related, "Nalulungkot rin ako pero dinadaaan ko na lang sa iyak ko sa taping ko yung mga emosyon na ganyan. Marami akong pinaghuhugutan niyan!

"Thankful and blessed kahit may mga problema sa buhay. Dapat ganun ang outlook sa buhay."



SINGLE MOTHER. Vina considers her daughter Ceana as a big blessing in her life.

"Okay naman as a single mom, I’m very open about it.

"Oo, siguro mako-consider na failure ang pagiging single mom, pero suwerte yun kasi nagkaroon ako ng anak, isang buhay na ibinigay sa akin ng Diyos.

"I guess, I take it in a different way, mas positive...

"Maraming single moms kaya! Saka proud ako!"


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