Claudine Barretto on Tuesday broke her silence on the fight between her older sisters, Gretchen and Marjorie, denying Marjorie's statement that she started their fight and claimed that the older sibling was changing the facts of the story.
"Ako nagsimula ng gulo? Ahm, first of all, hinding hindi ko magagawa 'yun sa harapan ng Presidente o kahit sino mang mas nakakatanda na nirerespeto ko," Claudine said in a report by Nelson Canlas on GMA News' Saksi on Tuesday.
She said that Gretchen tried to reconcile with the family when President Rodrigo Duterte, during his visit to the wake of their father last week, made the suggestion.
"So sabi ni Marjorie, ako? Ako po? Magmamano sa kanya? Sabi niya, hindi nyo ho alam kung anong ginawa niyan sa akin at sa mga anak ko, sabi niya," Claudine said.
"So sabi ni Gretchen, 'hindi ako na lang po bilang nakakatandang kapatid.' Nag-give way talaga yung Ate ko. With all humility. Alam mong napakahirap gawin yun ha. Ikaw ang Ate, ikaw ang magpapaubaya," she added.
According to Claudine, she could not take Marjorie's tough stance in front of President Duterte.
"Sabi ko huwag sa harapan ng President, Marjorie. Sabi ko, you're unbelievable. Sabi ko ganun. Ganito ang boses ko ha. Hindi ako sumisigaw.... Sinabi ko talaga na 'you're unbelievable Marj,' tapos what? I'm unbelievable? Wow! Yan nagbabait-baitan 'yan, ganyan. She was hysterical already and sa Presidente," she said.
"Hindi mo nga kayang mapagbigyan ang hiling ng presidente, mag-a-i love you ka sa presidente? Ano ba 'yun?" she added.
Claudine also said she could not take the way Marjorie removed and added details to the story.
"'Dun sa kwento niya, maraming kulang or dagdag. Pakiramdam ko, dagdag-bawas. Yung pananakit nila sa akin, physically. Minedico-legal ako," Claudine said.
According to Claudine, the feud between their father are making it harder to accept the passing of her father.
"Dahil sa gulong 'to hindi pa nagsi-sink in yung pagkawala ng tatay ko. Hindi ko alam kung dahil sa gulong to o dahil ayoko pang i-accept.," she said.
"Hindi ako okay kasi alam kong hindi okay ang daddy ko, hindi siya masaya sa mga pangyayaring ito," Claudine said.
Meanwhile, Gretchen chose to answer Marjorie's statements on Instagram.
Gretchen said she was not able to visit her father when he was confined in the hospital because of Marjorie's outburst.
It was also possible that when she does visit, she might meet Caloocan Mayor Enrico Echiverri, who allegedly is the subject of a complaint that Claudine is considering to file.
It was also their mother, Inday, who told her that she was not invited to the birthday party of their father as a form of revenge for taking the side of Claudine.
This action is allegedly the catalyst of the feud between their parents.
Gretchen also said she does not have the influence to orchestrate the grand entrance of President Duterte, adding that it was the President who wanted to see her at the wake.
She hoped that, at the wake, Marjorie would be able to control her temper.
Gretchen also posted the video of her conversation with her mother at the wake as proof that she was not hysterical to rebuke the accusation of Marjorie.
GMA News is trying to get a statement of Marjorie Barretto at this time. — Joahna Lei Casilao/BAP, GMA News