Oops… Elder sister Celestine was not amused and has advised the younger Catherine to drop being ‘Alex Gonzaga’ for what reasons?
It has been ten days since Alex dropped the controversial bomb: Luis, magkano ang binili mo sa award mo [how much did you pay for your award]? Alex finally speaks up.
In an interview with PUSH, Alex explained what happened on September 3 during the 33rd Star Awards for Movies of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC). As one of its hosts, Alex called on her close friend Luis Manzano who won the Darling of the Press award.
“I really meant no harm. Kami ni Kuya Luis Manzano ‘pag nagkikita talaga kami parang ‘yung pinakamasasamang maiisip mo, ‘yun ang parang affections namin sa isa’t isa (Whenever Luis Manzano and I really meet, the worst things you can think of – that is our way of showing affections to each other),” the actress said.
She admitted that maybe in seeing Luis, she forgot that she was on stage as a host and that she was hosting an award show.
The controversial host-actress said that Toni was also offended with her act. “Ang ate ko may point siya na mag-quit na daw ako sa showbiz. Ganun level. Kasi bakit daw ganun ‘yung mga ano ko. (There was a point that my sister told me to quit showbiz, questioning how I acted and what I said.) Pero sa akin naman (But for me), I’ll just charge it to experience na minsan (that at times I have to) be careful,” she said.
Alex said that she apologized immediately and that she respects PMPC as an institution. “Thankful ako kasi naintindihan ako ng press and hindi na siya ganung lumaki pa. (I am really thankful that the press understood me and that it did not escalate to a bigger issue.) Kasi alam ng iba na biruan talaga namin ‘yun (They know that we really treat each other like that) and I’m so happy also (because) kasi Kuya Luis was there to help me kasi siya din ang nag-explain sa mga press na (since he was the one who told the press that) it was really a joke and I really meant no harm,” she shared.
In a guesting in Tonight with Boy Abunda, Luis described his relationship with Alex as cariño brutal off camera. “Ganun talaga kami maglokohan (We really mess with each other like that) and we’re even worst behind the camera,” he said.
While Luis responded to Alex by saying that he bought the award for P180, he admitted that ‘it was a bit off.’
“Don’t get me wrong. I’m not justifying din naman. But at the same time, I understand na ganoon talaga kaming magkakaibigan (that that is really how we are as friends),” he said.