By JULIEN MERCED C. MATABUENA
August 11, 2011, 3:46pm
MANILA, Philippines – Judy Ann Santos says there’s no truth to rumors linking her husband Ryan Agoncillo to another woman, who, according to the grapevine, is one of the latter’s “Eat Bulaga” co-hosts.
“Saksi ako na kung talagang magturingan sila ['Eat Bulaga' hosts], barkada talaga. Mahal nila ang isa’t-isa,” Santos stated in a taped interview aired on “TV Patrol” on Aug. 10.
According to the report, the issue is a topic of discussion on Twitter. The actress, then, appealed to the public, “Huwag na nating lagyan ng dahilan para magkailangan pa sila kasi hindi naman nila kayo inaano.Hayaan niyo na,” she stressed.
In a separate report by Push.com.ph, Aug. 11, the actress, who is reported to have lost 34 pounds after giving birth to her son Lucho, also spoke about issues concerning her weight.
“Ayoko talagang lumabas na sobrang malaki ako [on my return to TV] kasi alam ko nang katakot takot na panlalait ang matatanggap ko," she said. "True enough maraming nakarating sa akin. Hindi nga talaga natin mapi-please lahat ng tao.”
Santos added that she had read a number of criticisms alluding to her heft on Twitter with some giving her disparaging names as “siopao," "monay," and "aparador.”
“Kilala ko rin naman ang mga tao, nagbabasa ako sa Twitter kahit wala akong Twitter, kung makapanlait ang iba parang napaka-perfect nila,” she was quoted as saying.
Santos added, “Bago tayo manlait ng ibang tao, kahit hindi artista, tingnan muna nila ‘yung mga sarili nila at tanungin kung perfect ba sila. Easy easy lang sa pagbabatikos. May mga istorya tayong hindi alam. Baka sa panlalait natin e mas lalo nating pinasasama ‘yung nararamdaman ng tao.”
“Sana ‘yung mga gustong pumayat bigyan naman natin ng sapat na panahon at ‘wag naman sobrang laitin,” she added.
Asked how she slimmed down, Santos simply said “Nasa disiplina lang ‘yan at sa kagustuhan mong makapagbihis nang maayos.”