Isang mahabang post ang ibinahagi ni Julia Barretto sa kanyang followers sa Instagram ngayong Sabado ng hapon, October 19.
Ito ay matapos ang cremation ng kanyang lolo na si Miguel Barretto, ama ng kanyang inang si Marjorie Barretto.
Bukod kay Marjorie, ang iba pang anak nina Miguel at Estrella “Inday” Barretto ay sina Mito, Michelle, Jay-jay, Gia, Gretchen, at Claudine.
Sa post ni Julia bilang pagpupugay sa namayapang lolo, na kung tawagin niya ay Pikey, humingi siya ng dispensa sa mga nangyaring kaguluhan sa burol nito.
Noong Miyerkules, October 16, ay nagkumpronntahan sina Marjorie at Gretchen. Nasaksihan ito mismo ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, na sinubukan pang pag-ayusin sila ngunit hindi ito nangyari.
Noong sumunod ng gabi, October 17, sina Marjorie at Claudine naman ang nagpang-abot. Sinasabing nakisali rin sa kaguluhang ito si Julia bilang pagtatanggol sa ina.
Ang mga insidenteng ito, na nagsimula bilang away-pamilya, ay naging isang malaking balita na pinag-uusapan ng publiko.
Mensahe ni Julia sa kanyang Instagram post: “Today we said our last goodbye to our dearest Pikey.
"We finally put him to rest.
"Pikey, I’m sorry for how a solemn occasion and celebration of your life turned into a circus.
"That instead of your legacy being remembered and given of attention, it created noise and more damage.
"This is not how it was supposed to be.
"I’m sorry that you watched all of this happen.
“My dearest 9/29, the past months have been difficult, but seeing you suffer and then watching you leave us was the toughest part.”
Sinabi rin ni Julia na bukod sa nararamdaman niyang sakit ay inaatake pa siya ngayon.
Ngunit sa kabila raw ng mga maling akusasyon at pagpapakalat ng mga kasinungalingan tungkol sa kanilang pamilya, mananatili raw siyang tahimik.
“On top of that, on top of my pain and broken heart I am being attacked.
“Pikey, despite all these false accusations targetted at me, despite all the lies being spread about my family and me, I will remain still and keep my peace."
Dagdag pa ni Julia, “I will exclude myself from a battle that is not mine, but I will still stand by my mom and will be there for her no matter what happens.”
Ayon kay Julia, magpu-focus siya sa kanyang trabaho mula ngayon.
“I will focus on sharing your legacy and the beautiful stories about how great of a person you were.
“Since your passing, I’ve been busy with work and I will focus on that because I know that that was your doing together with the Lord God.
“The rest of my family and I will be continued to be attacked and painted as bad people, but you and God know we were there during the good and most difficult times leading up to your passing.
“Your legacy will live on. I will keep my peace, focus on you, my faith, and the work that I have been receiving.
“Please 9/29, please Rest In Peace."
Sa huling bahagi ng kanyang mensahe, nakiusap si Julia na tigilan raw ang panggugulo sa kanya at sa kanyang pamilya.
“And to everyone, I humbly ask that you please stop attacking me and my family at this most difficult time.
“We are all in pain and we are all still grieving our loss. Love and light to all.
“9/29... signing off.”