Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Posted at 08/22/14 12:43 PM

Dawn Zulueta and Bamboo Manalac (Composite photo)

MANILA - Actress Dawn Zulueta took to the microblogging site Twitter to finally address rumors saying that she and "The Voice" judge Bamboo Mañalac are siblings.

Zulueta denied that Mañalac is her brother, but she was quick to add that she has "high respect" for the singer.

The actress said she and her brother, George, are the only children of her parents, Jose Fazil Tahanlangit-Taleon and Maria Cleofe Soleta-Salman.

Her father remarried and she only has two half-brothers, Jed and Josiah.

"Apart from all of us, both my parents can attest to no other offsprings," she said.

In the end, Zulueta urged the public to help her in putting an end to the said issue. She also requested Mañalac to release his own statement "as a courtesy."

Below is the full statement of Zulueta, whose real name is Marie Rachel Salman Taleon-Lagdameo.