ni Reggee Bonoan @Sheet Matters | February 21, 2024
Photo: Dominic Roque / FB
“Anak, salamat. Para minsanan na lang, sasagutin ko ang pahayag niya bukas sa CFM (Cristy Ferminute). Ingat, Labyunak,” ang sagot sa amin ni Nanay Cristy Fermin nang hingan namin ng reaksiyon tungkol sa inilabas na statement ng legal counsel ng ex-fiancé ni Bea Alonzo na si Dominic Roque.
Bago mag-alas-tres ng hapon kahapon ay viral sa social media ang official statement ni Dominic mula sa Fernandez and Singson Law Office para tuldukan na ang mga haka-hakang may benefactor siya para matustusan ang kanyang magarbong lifestyle, at ang mga dahilan kung bakit hindi natuloy ang kasal nila ni Bea Alonzo.
Kaya namin hiningan ng reaksiyon si ‘Nay Cristy ay dahil siya ang diretsong tinukoy sa official statement na nagbanggit ng mga isyu tungkol kay Dominic sa pamamagitan ng vlog na bagama’t hindi pinangalanan ay alam naman ng lahat na ito ay ang Cristy Ferminute na napapakinggan sa Radyo 5 92.3 TRUE FM at napapanood sa One Ph YouTube channel at ang Showbiz Now Na.
Ang nilalaman ng official statement ay: “We strongly condemn the malicious and defamatory public statements of Ms. Fermin,” it began, maintaining these were made “under the guise of entertainment news without any effort from her to confirm the same from Mr. Dominic Roque.
“In her vlog, Ms. Fermin made malicious defamatory innuendos. These innuendos alluded that Mr. Dominic Roque has a benefactor who is a politician and that this politician is the owner of the condominium unit where he currently resides.
“The messaging of the innuendos were clear and unambiguous. In fact, the malicious and baseless innuendos were quickly picked up by social media netizens, several of whom even uploaded a photo of Dapitan City Mayor Bullet Jalosjos, without his knowledge and consent. There is absolutely no truth to these malicious innuendos.
“Mr. Dominic Roque is a longtime friend of Mayor Bullet Jalosjos and is leasing the unit owned by Mayor Jalosjos. He is embarrassed and apologizes to Mayor Bullet Jalosjos and his family for being dragged into the public conversation because of the malicious defamatory public innuendos of Ms. Fermin.
“In a separate vlog, Ms. Fermin made a malicious defamatory statement that former Congressman Bong Suntay is one of the suspected benefactors of Mr. Dominic Roque.
“By making such a statement, Ms. Fermin made the innuendos that unreasonably casts doubt on the sexuality of former Congressman Bong Suntay.
“Again, Mr. Dominic Roque would like to apologize to former Congressman Bong Suntay and his family for the embarrassment caused by the deplorable innuendos made by Ms. Fermin.
“Furthermore, Mr. Dominic Roque does not own a Clean Fuel gas station; in fact, all Clean Fuel gas station are company-owned.
“While Mr. Roque acknowledges that as celebrities, a segment of his life is open to public discussion for being a matter of general interests; specifically, entertainment news. However, mainstream media and independent vloggers alike are not given unbridled license in exercising free speech or freedom of the press. We have laws that exist to protect the integrity and honor of individuals against public, malicious, and defamatory statements. Ms. Fermin acted outside the bounds of protected free speech and intentionally caused damage to the integrity and honor of the affected individuals.
“Finally, to set the record straight, Mr. Dominic Roque and Ms. Bea Alonzo never fought nor had a disagreement over a pre-nuptial agreement. Reckless statements relating to the alleged disagreement over a pre-nuptial between them are, not only unverified, but merely based on speculations intended to produce a negative image on the parties concerned.”