“Bakit ko kasalanan?”
Patanong na sagot ni Marjorie Barretto, 45, sa kapatid na si Gretchen Barretto, 49, na isinisisi sa kanya ang pagpanaw ng kanilang amang si Miguel "Mike" Barretto.
Isinugod sa ospital ang Barretto patriarch sa mismong araw ng kanyang birthday celebration na inorganisa ni Marjorie noong September 29, 2019.
Hindi nakadalo rito ang ina ni Marjorie at misis ni Mike na si Estrella “Inday” Barretto.
October 15 nang bawian ng buhay ang ama nina Gretchen, Marjorie, at Claudine.
Sa isang Instagram post ni Claudine noong October 20, isang netizen ang nagtanong kung bakit wala sa selebrasyon ng Barretto patriarch si Mommy Inday.
Sumagot si Gretchen: “Because Marjorie did [not] invite my Mom to the gathering & thats what caused my Dads attack."
Klaro na may paninisi si Gretchen kay Marjorie sa pagkamatay ng kanilang ama.
May paglilinaw naman si Marjorie sa akusasyon ni Gretchen.
Sa exclusive interview ni Karen Davila ng TV Patrol nitong Martes, October 23, nilinaw ni Marjorie na hindi heart attack ang dahilan ng pagkamatay ng kanilang ama.
Aniya, “It goes to show that Gretchen does not care about the family at all.
“My father died of acute respiratory failure. He did not have a heart attack.”
Ikinuwento rin ng dating aktres kung ano ang nangyari noong araw ng birthday celebration ng ama.
“The day that I gave him a birthday lunch in his house, that was the day we rushed him to the hospital because of violent chills.
"Chills, hindi po heart attack, Gretchen,” pasaring ni Marjorie sa kapatid.
“Dapat alam rin ni Claudine ‘to, but obviously hindi.
"Violent chills… Yun pala, may sepsis na yung father ko. Severe pneumonia, high fever, and all of that.
“So, he did not die of an attack.”
Ayon sa medical website na Mayo Clinic, "Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body's response to an infection.
“The body normally releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight an infection.
“Sepsis occurs when the body's response to these chemicals is out of balance, triggering changes that can damage multiple organ systems.”
May direkta ring panawagan si Marjorie kay Gretchen sa kanyang akusasyon.
“Gretchen, stop diverting…
“My mom is always invited. Why wouldn’t she be invited?
"She is my mother and she is the wife of my father. And we are on good terms.
“If I did not want my mother in the birthday celebration of my father, I wouldn’t have done it in my house.”
Ipinaliwanag din ni Marjorie kung bakit hindi nakadalo ang kanyang ina sa selebrasyon.
“My dad claimed to us that my mom was ill that day, that’s why she was not able to join us, which is not unusual.
“There are birthdays that she really doesn’t go because she’s ill.
“My mom is 82 years old.”
Nagsalita rin si Marjorie dahil sa akusasyon ni Gretchen na hindi siya mabuting anak.
Binalikan pa ni Marjorie si Gretchen dahil ang huli raw ang hindi nag-imbita sa kanilang mga magulang sa [pamamahay nito sa loob ng higit dalawang dekada.
“Now when we talk about her painting me as a bad daughter, I will put my foot down.
I am a good daughter,” ani Marjorie.
“I am present every Sunday, every family event.
"I throw their parties, I serve them, I visit my family, okay?
“Speaking of not inviting your mother to your house, Gretchen, for more than 25 years, has never invited my parents to her house. Any of her mansions and rest houses, not even to their garage.
"So don’t paint me as the bad daughter, don’t paint me as the bad daughter, Gretchen.”
Tinanong din ni Karen si Marjorie kung hindi ba siya napapagod.
May posibilidad ba ng pagpapatawad at pagkakabati sa kanilang magkakapatid?
Tugon ni Marjorie, "Karen, I have to make this clear. What Gretchen is doing to me is not only me.
"She does this to all her friends, all my friends, family, parents, everything.
"This evilness has to stop. It has to stop. It has to stop.
"Ako, gusto ko ibalik yung tanong kay Gretchen: 'Kailan ka ba mapapagod? When will you start healing so you can stop hurting everybody?”
"I pray for healing, I sincerely pray for healing.
"Kung pumunta siya sa ospital ng tatay ko habang buhay, walang Presidente, walang camera, walang lahat, ako ang unang yayakap sa kanya.
"I would have hugged her. I would have led her to my father, and I swear that on my children’s lives"
Diin pa niya, "I am for reconciliation, just not an orchestrated one."