Ara no reconciliation with Cristine in the near future-A A +A
Sunday, October 21, 2012
ACTRESS Ara Mina said she's the last person to reach out and settle things with sister, Cristine Reyes, after all the things that transpired in their family.
"Sinasabi nga natin na kapatid ko yun, pero for me to reach out, parang hindi naman ata tama lalo na these days sa mga nangyayari," Ara said during the grand press launch of the "Yesterday's Bride" Friday evening at GMA-7 compound in Quezon City.
According to Ara, she reached that point where she cannot just let things pass and she must teach her younger sister a thing or two about respect.
"I guess lahat naman ng taong mabait ay nagsasawa. Dumating ako sa point na nasagad na yung pagiging Ate ko. I need respect dahil wala naman akong nagawang masama sa kanya," she said.
To recall, Ara filed libel and grave coercion cases again Cristine. The complaint stemmed from the house they bought for their mom.
According to reports, both agreed that Cristine will pay the P1 million deposit, while Ara will secure the full balance of P2.3 million. Months after the said purchase, Cristine was demanding Ara to pay her the P1 million deposit. Ara refused to do so because of their initial agreement.
Ara claimed that Cristine threatened to ruin her reputation and will release defamatory and malicious lies about her sister, which pushed the former to file the said complaints.
Months after the said heated controversy between them, Ara said she doesn't know her anymore, although she still treats Cristine as her little sister.
"To be honest, hindi ko na siya kilala ngayon. Kung anong AA ang pagkatao niya. Naaawa ako na naging ganun yung pagkatao niya. I really wish na hindi pa huli ang lahat," she said.
Ara said all the things that had happen earlier this year came back again, but this time, it wasn't between her and Cristine, but their brother and the Kapamilya actress.
She said it reached that point where her brother wanted to give a television interview, but their mother was able to convince him not to do so.
"Pinigilan lang ng mom ko yung kapatid ko na magpa-interview. Hindi nakayanan ng brother ko. Sabi niya 'Ate ngayon naintindihan na kita'. Kasi dati hindi niya naintindihan kung bakit ako nag-file ng case, durog na durog ang puso ng brother ko," she said.
She also clarified that after the television interview of Cristine, where she said her apologies, Ara received no phone calls or even one text message from her sister.
"Even nung nag sorry siya, wala din siyang text during that time. Walang follow-up, walang effort. Malaman ko kung sincere yung kapatid ko. Kilala ko siya... hindi pa (sincere)," Ara said.
She said what hurts her right now is when people say she's milking the situation for publicity purposes.
The actress reiterated she's contented with her life and there's no reason to create a big drama out of her family's problem.
"Ang sarap sarap maging tahimik. Na-achieve ko na ang gusto kong ma-achieve sa career ko. Wala na akong mahihiling pa, iba na yung path ang gusto ko. Kontento na ako sa buhay ko."
When asked if Cristine's boyfriend, Rayver Cruz, tried to mediate and loosen up the situation between them, Ara said the dancer/actor will do no such thing.
"Hindi mag mediate yun kasi he knows I'm telling the truth. Bilib lang ako sa pagmamahal niya kay Cristine. Okay kami. Siya ang sumasalo lahat."
Unlike before, Ara said she would be the first one to settle any problem between her and Cristine. But this coming Christmas, she's certain no such thing will take place.
"Kung makakasama ko siya (sa Pasko) at ganun parin ang ugali, wag na lang. Ang hirap mag pretend. I'm being myself."
She ended: "Alam kong darating yung time na magkakaayos kami, but I don't know when." (Sunnex)