MANILA — After their controversial rift which started after their grandson, Zion Gutierrez’s birthday, Annabelle Rama said she is not going to apologize to Esther, Sarah Lahbati’s mother.
“Gusto mo akong mag-sorry, sabi mo sa text mo na para tumigil ka mag-sorry ako sa iyo? ‘Day, wala akong ipagso-sorry sa iyo. Wala akong kasalanan. Minahal ko ang anak mo, minahal ko ang apo mo. Inalagaan ko silang dalawa. Anong sorry ang gusto mong malaman sa akin? Wala!”
(You said in your text messages that you want me to say sorry so you will stop? ‘Day, I don’t have reasons to be sorry. I didn’t do anything wrong. I loved your daughter and your grandson. I took care of both of them. What kind of apology do you want from me? (I’ll give you) nothing!)
Annabelle Rama made the statement to the press during the spa birthday celebration for Ruffa Gutierrez on Monday.
The comment was made after Esther ranted on social media last week, complaining on how she was treated during the party of Zion, Sarah Lahbati’s first child with Annabelle’s son Richard Gutierrez.
“The Truth! Masakit ang ma ignore sa party. Hindi naman pwede pera pera na lang ang lagi nangingibabaw. Para lang makilala ka sa lipunan,” Esther said on her Instagram account on June 16.
(The Truth! It hurts to be ignored in a party. Money should not always be the thing that matters most for you to be known in the society.)
Esther also complained about how Annabelle asked her to take-home food in front of the guests.
“At the end of the day sinabihan pa ‘ko ng, ‘Esther, magbalot ka ng mga tirang pagkain dyan.’ Pinarinig pa sa mga bisita, grabe! Naawa ako sa sarili ko.”
(At the end of the day I was told ‘Esther, you pack some excess food there,’ with the guests listening. Wow! I felt pity for myself.)
Annabelle, however, explained that she intended nothing bad about asking Esther to take-out food saying its a common Filipino habit during parties.
“Yung pag-alok ko ng pagkain sa kanya, hindi naman masama yun, kasi number one kong ginagawa yun. Lahat ng party ko, pumupunta ako, lagi akong may baong tupperwear, kasi gusto ko talaga lechon.”
(That act of asking her to take-out food is not bad because that’s the number one thing I do. In all the parties I’m attending, I always bring tupperwear with me because I really want Lechon.)
She added, “This time iba ang gusto mo. Ginagamit mo ang apo mong si Zion. Alam mong sikat na sikat ang apo mo, gusto mong makisawsaw. Sorry na lang, hindi ako magso-sorry sa iyo.”
(This time, you want something else. You used your grandson, Zion. You know that Zion is already famous, so you want to get involved. Sorry, but I won’t apologize to you.)