Lorna speaks on issues involving long-time friend Jinggoy-A A +A
Thursday, October 10, 2013
SEASONED actress Lorna Tolentino showed support to close friend Senator Jinggoy Estrada and his family during this testing time.
The actor-turned-politician Jinggoy and co-senator Bong Revilla were embroiled in the alleged misuse of public funds.
The two, with Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, were charged with plunder raps before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly amassing millions of pesos in kickbacks from the priority development assistance fund (PDAF).
According to Lorna, she texted Jinggoy when his name was all over the media.
She said their friendship goes beyond the media spotlight. The actress said Jinggoy and Bong's families remained by her side when her late husband, Rudy Fernandez, was going through cancer.
"I texted him, even Bong and Lani. Basta ang sabi ko lang sa kanila na andito lang ang family namin. Kasi 'yung pinagsamahan namin, hindi lang naman kami, maliliit pa lang yung mga anak ko at anak nila magkakasama na kami," she said during the "Genesis" press launch.
She added, "'Yung time nung kay Rudy, they were really there. Never nilang iniwanan, never silang tumalikod sa kahit ano. Kung ano man ang pinagdadaanan nila, equal reciprocation lang 'yun. Kung anong pinakita sa iyo, 'yun din ang ipapakita mo sa kanila."
Lorna also said that the truth will eventually come out. She added that she was affected by the reported misuse of the multi-billion public funds.
"Lahat tayo nagbabayad ng tax and gusto natin na nakikita natin kung saan napupunta talaga 'yung binabayad natin kasi malaking bagay 'yung nawawala sa atin, 'yung pinaghirapan sa trabaho," said the actress.
Meantime, Lorna was asked if she will try to be the "peacemaker" or bridge the gap between Jinggoy and Sharon Cuneta, after the senator linked the megastar's husband, Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, in the pork barrel scam. The actress said the tension will soon simmer down between the two.
"Sa showbiz nagkakaroon talaga ng konting misunderstanding but eventually, dahil maliit lang ang mundo, naaayos din. Kahit negative man 'yan, eventually magiging positive," Lorna said.
Although she received an offer to run as councilor in Quezon City during the 2010 elections, Lorna said with the hullabaloo in government, she's not keen to enter politics.
"It's not really for me. Mahirap din kasi talaga 'yun. Nakakatakot na din. Baka sa mga anak ko na lang, pero mas gusto ko silang mag succeed dito sa show business," Lorna also said. (Sunnex)