Gretchen Barretto, 49, and Marjorie Barretto, 45, fought during the wake of their late father Miguel Barretto on October 16, 2019 at The Heritage Park in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines in front of Rodrigo Duterte, 74. Days later, the sisters took to Instagram to continue their altercation.
First, Marjorie asked her more than 800,000 Instagram followers to allow their family to grieve. In the same post, she revealed to them that she was planning to divulge a piece of information that would involve Gretchen’s boyfriend, who reports eventually identified as gambling tycoon Charlie “Atong” Ang.
Marjorie claimed that the boyfriend is so powerful that her life and her children’s lives will be put in danger if she spoke about what she claimed to be the truth behind their family feud. Both Gretchen and Ang have denied being romantically linked to each other.
In response to Marjorie’s statement, Gretchen told her more than 1.3 million Instagram followers that it is Marjorie who has a powerful and evil boyfriend. Gretchen implied that the boyfriend is Enrico “Recom” Echiverri, 64, a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the First District of Caloocan City.
According to Gretchen, Marjorie’s boyfriend had numerous molestation cases. Gretchen went on to say that their youngest sister Claudine Barretto, 40, would file a molestation case against the boyfriend.
When Miguel was laid to rest on October 19, 2019, Gretchen decided not to be with her family and was represented by Ang. Claudine took to Instagram more than 1 million followers to share a video of Ang talking to their mother Estrella “Inday” Castelo Barretto: