The actress and beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez had spoken to defend her mom against the recent accusation of Nadia Montenegro that she (Annabelle Rama) is a “child abuser”. In an interview yesterday with Paparazzi Showbiz Exposed, a showbiz talk show of TV5 network, Ruffa said that she was shocked with the news.
“Actually, na-shock ako because yesterday [October 1] nabasa ko sa diyaryo na my mom was being sued for child abuse by Nadia Montenegro. I found it very disgusting. I didn’t wanna talk about this pero for me I want to defend my mom and answer on her behalf,” Ruffa said, “Nadia sued my mom kasi the hours daw were so long.”
According to Ruffa, Nadia Montenegro’s daughters, Alynna and Annika Asistio, were one of the many artists managed by Annabelle Rama. She also revealed that Nadia begged for her mom’s approval to take her (Nadia’s) daughters in and that she and her brother Raymond strongly opposed to Nadia’s request since her mom already had many talents to manage.
“Unang-una kasi sa lahat, ang dami nang talents ng mommy ko. Ako pa lang, si Raymond, at saka si Richard, busy na siya sa schedule niya. So, I already told her (Annabelle), kahit na maraming nag-a-apply sa mommy ko, na huwag nang tumanggap ng talents kasi marami na masyado,” she said.
“My mom wants to help people. She’s such a good heart. Every day kasi nagmamakaawa si Nadia para kunin yung dalawang anak niya para i-manage ng mommy ko. And me and Raymond we’re like, ‘Huwag na, kasi marami na nga kami.’ It’s not gonna be an asset to our company, but it’s gonna be a detriment pa. It’s gonna be detrimental pa for the company kasi hindi naman sila kilala and kailangang i-build up pa,” she added.
But despite their strong opposition, Annabelle decided to take Nadia’s daughters in.
“So, yun, naawa ang mommy ko and yung dalawang bata mahilig mag-artista, pinasok ng mommy ko ngayon sa TV5,” she said.
Nadia Montenegro recently complained Annabel Rama for the reason that her daughters had long hours of work. Ruffa objected and said, “in the first place kung minor ang mga anak mo, hindi mo na sila pinag-artista. Kung gusto mo silang patapusin sa pag-aaral, sana hindi na lang kayo nagmakaawa sa mommy ko.”