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  • judy-ann“She has all the right to speak out. I’d do the same thing if my husband was falsely accused of doing something illegal,” said Judy Ann Santos in defense of fellow actor Sharon Cuneta who took to Twitter to defend husband Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan against allegations of involve­ment in the pork barrel scam. Cuneta was reacting to Sen. Jinggoy Es­trada’s privilege speech where he mentioned Pang­ilinan as among the politicians who misused the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

    Santos said, “I understand what Ate Sharon is going through. She merely expressed her views because the issue concerned her husband. This is normal. I don’t think people would react so much if she’s just an ordinary person and not a celebrity.”

    Close friends
    Santos and Cuneta became close friends after star­ring in the 2002 family movie “Magkapatid.”

    “People are taking this against Ate Sharon, ’wag naman sana. She is just looking after the people she cares for,” Santos told reporters during the press conference launching her newest game show on ABS­CBN, “Bet on Your Baby” (premieres this Saturday). Santos said she had also been closely monitoring the pork barrel controversy, especially because the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed a tax evasion case against her in 2003. She was cleared of that case in January by the Court of Appeals.

    “It is our duty to pay taxes as Filipinos, but it’s also our responsibility to know where our hard- earned money goes. I’m saddened by what is happen­ing. My heart feels like it’s going to explode,” Santos said. “I paid [the penalty imposed by the BIR] with my blood, sweat and tears. I want to know where my money went.”

    Santos signed recently a two-year guaranteed con­tract with ABS-CBN. Aside from hosting the weekly game show “Bet on Your Baby,” she is also expected to appear in a reality program and a drama series before 2015.

    Is the show a big factor in your decision to renew your ABS-CBN contract?

    The renewal was already agreed upon long before “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” ended. It was put off because I asked for a break. I didn’t do it para mag­pakipot. I just didn’t want to [discuss it with] ABS­CBN at the time because I wasn’t exactly on good terms with some of them.

    I resumed discussions when I was already feel­ing OK. Other networks wanted to meet with me but no meeting pushed through. I didn’t want people to get the wrong impression—na nagpapa-presyo ako. I asked for a break because I felt I needed to change my mindset.

    Your husband Ryan Agoncillo’s contract with TV5 has expired. Does he plan to return to ABS-CBN?
    Ryan has always felt welcome here in ABS-CBN. It’s just that he has to take into consideration a lot of things … He has already talked with other networks before meeting with ABS-CBN. Ryan and I are alike in the sense that, if we’re satisfied with our home network, we don’t feel the need to meet with others.

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