Barretto sisters feud at father’s wake

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Barretto Sisters Gretchen and Marjorie allegedly had a heated argument at Miguel Alvir Barretto’s wake, their father, on October 16.

Witnesses said the two had altercation the day President Rodrigo Duterte offered his condolences and the fight were stopped by the Presidential Security Group.

Their youngest sister the, Claudine was hospitalized after the feud.

Marjorie accused her sister of releasing false statement to media while Gretchen said to ABS-CBN News, “It was all very nice until Marjorie had a nervous breakdown.”

Marjorie refused request interviews and broke her silence on Instagram stating,” There are very disturbing news going around right now.”

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There are very disturbing news going around right now. All these years, I have kept my peace and I always chose to ignore all the LIES that my sisters spread about me and my children. But nothing can get lower than this. Giving false statements to the press, and twisting stories about what really happened in my Father’s wake is by far the most epic one. They have tried so hard over the years to destroy my name, I have nothing to lose anymore at this point.I love my family very much, they are my core. I am all for reconciliation. We were hoping for that all those 16 days that my Father was fighting for his life in the hospital.It would have been nice if she made her peace in the quiet of my Fathers room. With no cameras. Don’t be fooled by the statements of my sisters, they are leaving out a very important detail of what really caused pain and tension in the wake.May I request everyone to allow our family to grieve, it’s our last day with our Father today. Please hold your judgement and opinions until he is laid to rest,then WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. I would like to ask for prayers too. Because when I speak the truth, my life and my children’s life will be put in danger. My sisters boyfriend is powerful in a very bad way( and I don’t mean Tony Boy)And in speaking the truth I won’t be able to leave his name out. And to our dear President Duterte, thank you for being there for the family and sharing in our grief. My apologies that your name was dragged into this. You were so kind to me. I will always be grateful.

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Marjorie wrote in an Instagram post,” All these years, I have kept my peace and I always chose to ignore all the lies that my sisters spread about me and my children. But nothing can get lower than this. Giving false statements to the press, and twisting stories about what really happened in my father’s wake is by far the most epic one.”

She also apologized to President Duterte in her post, “And to our dear President Duterte, thank you for being there for the family and sharing in our grief. My apologies that your name was dragged into this. You were so kind to me. I will always be grateful,”

Meanwhile, Gretchen hit back with an Instagram post saying Claudine will file a molestation case against, Marjorie’s powerful boyfriend, presumably former Caloocan Mayor Recom Echiverri.

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Quoting Marjorie Baldivia este’Echiverrie ?WE WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SPEAK THE TRUTH & NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH?ITS A BITTERSWEET FEELING THAT YOU, truly for the first time speak the Truth, IN OTHER WORDS , I AM GRATEFUL for WE WILL ALL WAIT FOR THAT TIME( heres a video that was forwarded to me by @marisol0125 MY TRUTH . This video IS NOT FAKE NEWS AS BEING CLAIMED by Marjorie Baldivia Echiverrie. ( FYI MY MOM SPOKE TO ME & ASSURED EVERYONE THAT SHE WILL TELL ALL REGARDING OUR FAMILY FEUD & THE DAY OF MY DADS BIRTHDAY & Who CAUSED MY FATHERS ATTACK .YOUR THREAT TO SUE ME FOR LIBEL ? I PLEAD NO ,IM SCARED…. ?AND AS TO MY BOYFRIEND WHO IS POWERFUL IN A BAD WAY ( like you say ) YES HE IS POWERFUL ( in a good way , Not bad as you claimed. Your boyfriend is also POWERFUL & certainly IN A VERY BAD WAY ,ICountless corruption cases i was told, NOT TO MENTION, NUMEROUS MOLESTATION CASES , AM I CORRECT? I WAS INFORMED THAT @claubarretto WILL FILE A MOLESTATION CASE AGAINST YOUR POWERFUL BOYFRIEND.( ONLY REQUEST OF @claubarretto IS FOR HIM TO NOT BE IN THE WAKE DUE TO TRAUMA ? FYI THE VOICE YOU HEAR IS MARJORIE VOICE DEFYING The REQUEST of PRRD?

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After which, Julia told his grandfather that she was sorry watching everything that had happened.

“I’m sorry for how the celebration of your life turned into a circus,” wrote Julia in her post dedicated to her lolo Miguel, or “9/29” as she calls him. “That instead of your legacy being remembered and given the attention, it created noise and more damage.”

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Today we said our last goodbye to our dearest Pikey. We finally put him to rest. Pikey, I’m sorry for how a solemn occasion and celebration of your life turned into a circus. That instead of your legacy being remembered and given of attention, it created noise and more damage. This is not how it was supposed to be. I’m sorry that you watched all of this happen. My dearest 9/29, the past months have been difficult, but seeing you suffer and then watching you leave us was the toughest part. On top of that, on top of my pain and broken heart I am being attacked. Pikey, despite all these false accusations targetted at me, despite all the lies being spread about my family and me, I will remain still and keep my peace. I will exclude myself from a battle that is not mine, but I will still stand by my mom and will be there for her no matter what happens. I will focus on sharing your legacy and the beautiful stories about how great of a person you were. Since your passing, I’ve been busy with work and I will focus on that because I know that that was your doing together with the Lord God. The rest of my family and I will be continued to be attacked and painted as bad people, but you and God know we were there during the good and most difficult times leading up to your passing. Your legacy will live on. I will keep my peace, focus on you, my faith, and the work that I have been receiving. Please 9/29, please Rest In Peace. And to everyone, I humbly ask that you please stop attacking me and my family at this most difficult time. We are all in pain and we are all still grieving our loss. Love and light to all. 9/29… signing off.

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Earlier this year, Gretchen defended Kier Legaspi after Marjorie’s first born, Dani, told in her vlog that she wanted her mother to walk her down the aisle instead of her father.

Gretchen also supported Bea Alonzo amidst Bea-Gerald break-up allegedly saying that it was because of Julia.