Claudine Barretto has a pending petition for a temporary protection order (TPO) against her estranged husband, actor Raymart Santiago.
Barretto is determined to follow to the letter the gag order issued recently by the Marikina Regional Trial Court.
Lately, the 34-year-old actress has decided not to make herself available to entertainment writers.
She also refused to grant interviews, or even send a message to her loyal followers.
Some newspapers phoned Claudine’s legal counsel, Ferdinand Topacio, to request an interview with the actress but she turned down the request, saying she did not want to seek support from her fans for fear that the issue would get blown out of proportion.
Actress Gretchen Barretto, Claudine’s estranged sister, reportedly got mad when entertainment writers asked her to comment on the issue, saying she no longer considers herself a member of the Barretto family.
Singer-actor Randy Santiago came to his brother Raymart’s defense and said that Claudine’s request for a TPO was no longer applicable.
His brother Raymart had not been living in the same house with her and their children for some time now.
Raymart denied earlier Claudine’s claim that he abused her and causing her all kinds of stress since 2005.
He said that people who know him well could prove what kind of a father he is and they could prove that Claudine is capable of making up stories.
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