100 Most-Read PEP News Stories of 2013

The Barrettos are this year’s most controversial family—with 32 stories about Gretchen, Marjorie, Claudine, J.J., Gia, including Mrs. Inday Barretto, making it to the 100 most-read stories.

What a fierce year!

Philippine showbiz 2013 seemed to be unstoppable as far as feuds went.

Out of the 100 most-read news stories, more than 50 percent had to do with rifts between couples and friends, among families and co-workers, and between children and parents.

And from this 50 percent-plus, the Barretto family of Miguel and Estrella counted the most number of most-read headlines.

There was Gretchen revealing her long-kept pains about her mom Inday Barretto; there was the word war involving the three famous Barretto sisters Gretchen, Marjorie, and Claudine, their parents, and their siblings Gia and J.J.; there was Claudine’s legal battle with estranged husband Raymart Santiago; and there was Marjorie’s photo scandal.

Also taking center stage were the women now dubbed as members of the R.A. 9262 Club, or the Violence Against Women and Children Act.

Based on their statements, Kris Aquino was subjected to unacceptable overtures by her former husband James Yap; Sunshine Cruz was raped by her estranged husband Cesar Montano; and Claudine was a victim of “violence, abuse, battery, and exploitation."

The year also overflowed with revelations, most controversial being Charice Pempengco’s announcement that she is gay; and breakups, the most talked-about being those involving couples Ai-Ai delas Alas and Jed Salang, Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford, and Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband.

But the number one story garnered 1,353,557 page views, as of January 1, 1014.

And just like how we characterized the year earlier, it was a fierce incident…very much like a scene from a teleserye.


PEPsters, we bring you the Top 10 most read news items on PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) based on page views (the number of times a page is viewed).


Plus, the stories that made it to the top 100:

11. Wally Bayola’s alleged sex video with EB Babes dancer goes viral

12. Heart Evangelista on her parents’ disapproval of Chiz Escudero: “Kung gusto n’yong magkahiwalay kami, hayaan n’yo na lang akong makapagdesisyon nun, please!”

13. John Prats shocked by Jason Francisco’s "demonic" behavior; wants to teach former PBB housemate a "lesson"

14. PEP EXCLUSIVE J.J. Barretto on sister Gia: “Her letter is so many lies"

15.PEP EXCLUSIVE Tania Montenegro about Inday Barretto: "Bakit sobra yung hatred kay Gretchen?"

16. Claudine Barretto on sisters Gretchen and Marjorie: "Sana, kahit papaano, matandaan naman nila yung mga magagandang nagawa ko sa buhay nila."

17. Dominique Cojuangco, daughter of Tonyboy Cojuangco and Gretchen Barretto, celebrates 18th birthday with Wizard of Oz-inspired debut party

18. Gia Barretto-Reyes tells sister Gretchen: "Just totally disappear from our lives without leaving a trail of vile and misery. Please."

19. Angelica Panganiban says ex-boyfriend Derek Ramsay’s romantic image is far from his real-life persona

20. PEP EXCLUSIVE Charice’s ninong Robert Ybera confirms singer’s rift with mom Raquel; claims Oprah no longer connected to Charice

21. PEP EXCLUSIVE Part 2 Marjorie Barretto: "Nobody can bully Claudine. She is a very, very strong woman."

22. PEP EXCLUSIVE Inday Barretto on Gretchen: “She paid this Tania Montenegro!"

23. Raymart Santiago reveals "final straw" that did in his marriage to Claudine Barretto


24. Charice ends all speculation about her sexuality: "Opo, tomboy po ako."

25. Willie Revillame castigates Wowowillie co-hosts Ethel Booba and Ate Gay on-air: “Mag-isip kayo dahil ako ang nagpapasuweldo sa inyo."

26. Judy Ann Santos now open to negotiate with other networks; takes responsibility for early exit of her soap

27. Gretchen’s brother rebukes Mrs. Inday Barretto; reveals truth about Claudine’s "condition"

28. PEP EXCLUSIVE J.J. Barretto: “You want to fix this family, fix Claudine”

29. Nikki Gil reveals third party caused breakup with Billy Crawford: "There were always a lot of warnings, but I chose to ignore them."

30. PEP EXCLUSIVE Martin Escudero finally speaks out about dropping Popoy Caritativo as manager; Popoy’s camp responds to Martin’s allegations

31. PEP EXCLUSIVE Mrs. Inday Barretto on decision to go public: “Masakit din, hindi na dapat ilalabas ‘yon, but they asked for it…”

32. Derek Ramsay admits Cristine Reyes is now his girlfriend

33. Anne Curtis: "I’m just like any other person that makes mistakes in life."

34. PEP EXCLUSIVE Liza Diño on relationship with Aiza Seguerra: "I was never afraid. Never kaming nagtago."

35. Gretchen Barretto testifies against sister Claudine in court; claims dad Mike Barretto threatened to "kill" her

36. Are Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano having marital problems?

37. Claudine Barretto files violation of R.A. 9262 against husband Raymart Santiago

38. Chito Miranda admits "private video" with girlfriend Neri Naig

39. Source: Sarah Lahbati gave birth to baby boy in April

40. Part 1. Director Cathy Garcia-Molina reveals why John Lloyd Cruz did not pursue Sarah Geronimo

41. FIRST READ ON PEP: Director Wenn Deramas finally reveals 10-year relationship with actor DJ Durano


42. Part 1. Kris Aquino: "I felt violated as a woman."

43. PEP EXCLUSIVE Part 1 Marjorie Barretto asks her dad: "When did I ever become a bad child?"

44. PEP EXCLUSIVE. Claudine Barretto: "Mahirap kalabanin ang demonyo. Pero mas malaki ang Diyos ko sa demonyo."

45. Kris Aquino to James Yap’s camp: “Honestly, huwag naman akong gawing kontrabida”

46. ABS-CBN anchor Korina Sanchez gets flak from netizens for slamming CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper

47. Raymart Santiago insists he’s not guilty of using Claudine Barretto’s money

48. PEP EXCLUSIVE Charice’s ninong Robert Ybera clarifies reported "tanan" of the singer and X Factor finalist Alyssa Quijano

49. The question for January 21: With Maricel Soriano shouting at Gerald Anderson in front of the crew, will the actor reappear on the set of Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin?

50. PEP EXCLUSIVE (Second of 3 Parts). James Yap’s camp claims PPO petition of Kris Aquino triggered by his refusal to sign Bimby’s adoption papers

51. FIRST READ ON PEP Update on Maricel Soriano-Gerald Anderson Incident: Who’s in? Who’s out?

52. Benjie Paras on ex-wife Jackie Forster: “Nakikita niya ang mga bata, ang mga bata ang ayaw."

53. Did Charice elope with X Factor finalist Alyssa Quijano?

54. PEP EXCLUSIVE: Amy Perez finally reveals why she resigned from Face To Face

55. Sunshine Cruz claims Cesar Montano "raped" her on Mother’s Day

56. Gretchen Barretto involved in word war with "Claudine Barretto" on Instagram

57. Claudine Barretto confirms husband Raymart Santiago has left family home

58. Gretchen Barretto threatens to reveal "molestation" if her Instagram basher does not stop


59. Dina Bonnevie still adjusting as politician’s wife; tells ex-husband Vic Sotto to choose someone his own age

60. Dina Bonnevie on Maricel Soriano’s departure from Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin: "I have an inkling that there was going to be trouble."

61. Vice Ganda apologizes to Jessica Soho

62. PEP EXCLUSIVE Marjorie Barretto explains conflicting statements on nude photos

63. YES! probes "unfortunate incident" between Maricel Soriano and Gerald Anderson; source hints at unrequited affection as possible trigger

64. Sisters Gretchen and Marjorie Barretto confront mysterious Instagram user because of "her evil ways"

65. PEP EXCLUSIVE. Willie Revillame firm about decision not to finance Meryll Soriano’s education in London

66. (UPDATED) Raymart Santiago submits details of Claudine Barretto’s alleged drug dependence in his counter-affidavit

67. Gretchen Barretto claims "43 years of emotional and verbal abuse" from Mommy Inday

68. Claudine Barretto posts "controversial Porsche" on her Instagram account

69. Jenny Miller on Claudine Barretto-Raymart Santiago split: "Hindi na ako na-shock."

70. Inday Barretto to daughter Gretchen: "Yes, I am letting you go to set you free from the burden of being a part of our family."

71. Sarah Geronimo reveals second breakup was more painful than the first

72. (UPDATED) ABS-CBN confirms Maricel Soriano is out of Gerald Anderson teleserye

73. Phoemela Baranda reveals 15-year-old secret: "Naging dalagang ina ako at a very young age."

74. Kim Chiu on rifts with Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador: “Siyempre madaling magpatawad, pero mahirap kalimutan yung ginawa nila.”

75. Dr. Vicki Belo finally puts closure on relationship with Hayden Kho: “There’s no future in our relationship.”


76. Phoemela Baranda clears Anne Curtis’s name: "She did not point her finger at me nor did she dismiss my presence."

77. Ai-Ai delas Alas and Jed Salang confirm wedding in Las Vegas

78. Angelica Panganiban on relationship with John Lloyd Cruz: "In love na in love ako!"

79. Angel locsin and Phil Younghusband break up?

80. Anderson Cooper urges Korina Sanchez to visit Tacloban

81. Sarah Geronimo neither confirms nor denies relationship with Matteo Guidicelli

82. Heart Evangelista believes fighting for Chiz Escudero is worth it; still affected by negative comments about mom Cecile Ongpauco

83. GMA News reporters react to Vice Ganda’s “rape joke” about Jessica Soho

84. Gerald Anderson on Maja Salvador: "She’s very special to me, yes."

85. Jackie Forster lashes out at her sons’ stepmother: "How dare you, Lyxen, think you can take my place!"

86. Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco confirm they are expecting a baby

87. Meryll Soriano reveals Willie Revillame stopped financing her studies in London; clarifies, "I think, my father wants me to be here and deal with his businesses."

88. Claudine Barretto on sister Gretchen Barretto: “Nababaliw na yata siya."

89. Beauty queen Janine Tugonon breaks up with boyfriend; still in contact with The Script vocalist Danny O’Donoghue

90. John Lloyd Cruz wants early retirement; gets emotional at the presscon of his latest movie

91. Maja Salvador defends Gerald Anderson; says she has been a true friend to Kim Chiu

92. Angelica Panganiban clarifies John Lloyd Cruz-Diether Ocampo "confrontation" on the set of Apoy Sa Dagat; allegedly snubs Angel Locsin

93. Richard Poon owns up, "I’m not as clean as everybody thinks," as talks persist about wife Maricar Reyes’s past


94. Melai Cantiveros admits "tampo" with Banana Split castmates for publicly underestimating fiancé Jason Francisco

95. Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford split

96. Sarah Geronimo on hugging Kim Chiu: "Kailangan ni Kim yun... ng yakap. At kailangan ko rin yun. Kailangan namin sa isa’t isa!"

97. 60-year-old legendary singer Freddie Aguilar is helplessly in love with 16-year-old girlfriend

98. PEP EXCLUSIVE: Mrs. Inday Barretto on Gretchen Barretto: "That had always been her forte! Smear campaign and character assassination!"

99. Actress-politician Lani Mercado on proposal to scrap pork barrel: “Basta huwag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao!”

100. Vic Sotto finally admits relationship with Pauleen Luna





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