Sunday, May 18, 2008

Laban o Bawi? Bawi Daw; Lolit Retracts Piolo-Sam Statements

Lolit Solis has always been controversial in the past, most notably from the 1994 Manila Awards Festival Scandal with Gabby Concepcion and Ruffa Guttierez taking the brunt of her conniving. Today, Lolit remains a talent manager and also a columnist.

Recently she got into a rut with her "Sofitel eyewitness account," when she apparently wrote some false statements in her column regarding popular actors Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby. She reported that she saw the two whispering to each other at the poolside of Sofitel Hotel on October 12, 2007. Promptly afterwards, Piolo and Sam replied with a P12- million libel case.

After seven months, Lolit seemed to scream "Bawi!" and longer "Laban!" as she retracted her statements in the article, saying, "There's no factual basis on my article which came out. I am extremely sorry for dragging the names of Sam Milby and Piolo Pascual. I am sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused."

Indeed she is, especially after envisioning herself in jail, which may have been the result if she had been more stubborn. But the old lady seemed to not be so hard-headed, to the delight of Born-Again Christians Piolo and Sam.

Piolo and Sam apparently didn't want to see the 61-year old taken off to jail, as Piolo was also reminded that his mother was around the same age.

Apparently relieved, Lolit said, "Thankful ako, kasi ilang beses na akong nakagawa ng kasalanan, e. Ilang beses na akong nakagawa ng pagkakamali. Pero every time na nakakagawa ako ng pagkakamali, may mga taong sumusuporta sa akin. May mga taong nasa likod ko, pinapalakas ang loob ko.

"Akala ko noon, wala na ako pagkatapos ng scam. And yet, dahil sa suporta ng mga alaga ko, mga tao sa industriya na naging kaibigan ko, nalagpasan ko 'yon. 'Eto rin, napansin ko, nagkaroon ng polarizing. May naniniwala kay Piolo at Sam, may naniniwala sa akin. Pero in the end, ang mahalaga, sabi ko nga, may mga laban na ipaglalaban mo nang patayan. Pero may mga laban na, bakit ko ba ipinaglalaban 'to wala namang kakuwenta-kuwenta?"

"At 61 years old, sabi nga ni Joey [de Leon], parang hindi na bagay na pumpunta ako sa mga hotel. Nangangako ako, hindi na ako papasok ng hotel!" she ended in jest.

Good idea.

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