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.
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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.
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.
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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🙈
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: