Joaquin Barretto Statement Defending Gretchen Barretto

April 24, 2013

Joaquin Barretto official statement

Joaquin Barretto statement

Joaquin Barretto defends sister Gretchen Barretto against their mom Inday Barretto’s accusations against Gretchen while defending Claudine. Joaquin “Jayjay” Barretto basically confirmed that Claudine is going through rough times (bordering on the insane?) and it was his parents who actually had Claudine put in the hospital to prevent her from destroying herself. Here is the official statement of Joaquin Barretto:

April 24, 2013

The letter of our mother which was published today was shocking and hurtful. But what bothers me most was while she attacks my sister, Gretchen, and pictures as evil personified, she seems to have forgotten the truth.

Mom as you have gone out of your way to answer the issues that Claudine ought to answer herself, maybe it is high time to reflect on things and address these concerns as well.

You have lifted Claudine on a pedestal as a teleserye queen and labelled Gretchen nothing but a ST Queen. But who took over the role of her parents, worked at the age of 12, and gave up her education to put her siblings to school? Who put food on the table, paid for the rent, electricity, and hospital bills when dad suffered from his heart condition at least 2 times? Did you ever once stop her from doing such because you loved her and wanted to protect her just like what you are now doing for Claudine?

We all know the truth about Claudine’s condition. Gretchen never threatened about having her “padampot.” Whatever for? May I remind you that it was you and dad who had her put in hospital because you wanted to save her from destroying herself. Yes, Claudine is going through rough times. Again. And if you really love her, then you should take concrete steps to save her rather than hitting Gretchen simply because she is standing up to Claudine.

You claimed that Gretchen had been calling Claudine’s children names to her face. But how is that ever possible when Gretchen had long stopped taking Claudine’s calls? Hasn’t Claudine changed her mobile number many times while still owning many prepaid sim cards as well?

On the contrary, it was Claudine who repeatedly said she was going to make an expose. On what? We were clueless until bashing began on Instagram which is why Gretchen came to the rescue of Julia. If there is anyone who cared more for her niece, we all know it is Gretchen as she has proven when she chose to protect me and my siblings for a long long time. This explains exactly why, as you said, we never complained about our childhood.

Please mom let us put a stop to this before our family falls apart while there is still something to save.

Joaquin Barretto