Claudine won't issue public apology: Raymart

Posted at 05/14/2012 11:26 AM | Updated as of 05/14/2012 12:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Actor Raymart Santiago believes that there's no reason for his wife, actress Claudine Barretto, to issue a public apology to Cebu Pacific ground crew Kristina Anne Ilagan.

In an interview with "Umagang Kay Ganda" on Monday, Santiago said he and his wife are sorry for the incident that happened at Ninoy Aquino International Terminal 3 last May 6 but they won't say sorry for allegedly cursing Ilagan because it never happened.

"Alam mo 'yung pangyayaring 'yon nagalit naman si Claudine sa sitwasyon, hindi naman direkta sa anak niya. Hindi naman pinagmumura ni Claudine ang anak niya, gusto kong i-clarify 'yon," Santiago said.

"Oo aminin namin na nagalit si Claudine doon sa sitwasyon sa pangyayari sa bag, sa Cebu Pacific, pero hindi direkta sa anak niya ang galit ni Claudine. 'Yun lang ang gusto naming i-clarify. Sabihin na natin na tumaas ang boses, ako ay humihingi ng paumanhin sa sitwasyon, pero mahirap ding mag-apologize sa hindi mo din kasalanan," he said.

Santiago said that in a written report, Ilagan denied that Barretto verbally abused her.

"Inaamin namin na nagtaas ng boses pero hindi niya direktang minura ang ground staff. Hindi direktang minura ang anak ni misis. May written report ang anak niya na hindi siya minura ni Claudine," the actor said.

Santiago also denied that his wife belittled the airline employee.

On Sunday, Ilagan's mother, Rosario, asked Barretto to issue a public apology.