Pagkatapos ng pahayag ni Annabelle Rama sa Showbiz Central ay inabangan ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kung sasagutin ni Kris Aquino sa The Buzz ang mga maaanghang na salita ng ina ni Ruffa Gutierrez laban sa kanya. Pero hanggang matapos ang programa ay hindi na naringgan ng anumang pahayag si Kris tungkol sa isyu.
Pero bago matapos ang araw ay nagpadala si Kris ng tinatawag niyang "statement for PEP," sa pamamagitan ng magkakasunod na text messages sa PEP editor-in-chief na si Jo-Ann Maglipon. Ito ay kaugnay sa nangyari sa kanila ni Ruffa sa The Buzz at sa naging pahayag ng ina nito sa Showbiz Central.
Narito ang buong pahayag ni Kris sa PEP—na walang pagbabago, liban sa ilang paglilinaw ng mga petsa at pangalan na naka-bracket:
"I had dinner w/ Noy tonight [March 7] after his tvc shoot. He told me di raw ba pwede na may quiet Sunday kami? And he asked y sya nadamay when he's not even part of Buzz.
"I would like to extend a loving hug to Ruffa. I viewed the tape & although I still feel I gave my comment w/ affection, maybe it made her feel even worse because she's now moving in a new direction. We had what I believed was a good working relationship in the almost 2 years we were together on The Buzz.
"I can also understand that Ruffa's mom dislikes Noynoy & my family, maybe because of association & our vocal proclamation of admiration for Dingdong & his selfless contribution to help Noy's presidential bid. It is w/ Ruffa that I enjoyed a healthy working relationship & I only have good words to say about her. [Ed's note: Matinee idol Dingdong Dantes is a showbiz rival of matinee idol Richard Gutierrez, Annabelle Rama's son, over at GMA-7.]
"To Ruffa, I sincerely apologize for causing u hurt. My brother Noynoy would like to add that we live in democracy—1 where we're very free to make our own choice for president.
"This text came from my sister Pinky [Arboleda]—Tomorrow [March 8] is Women's Day and March is women's month. Fyi, it was mom [former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino] who passed laws making this possible (Proclamation No 224 and 227, both signed in March 1988, and Republic Act 6949, signed April 1990—declares March 8 as Nat'l Women's Day). We celebrate women who triumphed despite odds and need 2 look at ways to further improve.
"That's y I want Ruffa to have a great career ahead of her—because she is a woman, raising 2 beautiful daughters. And I champion all women who triumph despite the odds—just like my own Mom.
"Noy told me in any election, we'll have our share of fervent supporters, and harshest critics. And if u can't take the heat, then politics isn't for u.
"As a woman, and as Ruffa's Mom and the lola of Lorin & Venice, I respect u tita Annabelle and on behalf of our family, I apologize for the distress we caused yours. Hindi po ako mayabang, kaya ako nagpapakumbaba ngayon.
"On a last note, I promised Noy that if he does WIN, and I'm a cause of distress for him & his presidency, I'll gladly take my 2 boys to live anywhere there is TFC [The Filipino Channel] so that I can continue to work but w/ our overseas Filipino brothers & sisters. Of course Noy said—dinner daw yun—hindi teleserye ko.
"I love my family & I'm so grateful to have such a supportive & grounded brother and sisters who have learned to love me for all that I am.
"Thank u for your time & may God bless all of us w/ a peaceful week ahead."