Janelle still thankful after latest controversy


Posted at Jan 03 2012 10:50 AM | Updated as of Jan 04 2012 10:27 PM

Janelle Manahan still thankful after latest controversy
MANILA, Philippines - A day after admitting that an alleged sex video with boyfriend, murdered actor Ramgen Revilla, is authentic, Janelle Manahan on Monday still managed to express her gratitude to all the people who showed their support.

In her official Twitter account, Manahan said she's thankful for all the prayers and love she's receiving.

"Thank you for continue praying for me, supporting me & loving me no matter what! im so blessed to have you all! (: God be with you, always!!," Manahan tweeted.

On Saturday, Manahan's lawyer, Argee Guevarra, confirmed that the video leaked on YouTube is authentic. He said Manahan was shocked and cried after learning that the video was spreading virally.

“This video represents the second assassination of Ramgen and second frustrated murder of Janelle orchestrated and masterminded by the Bautista household,” Guevarra said in a Philippine Star report.

Manahan is a witness against two siblings of Revilla – Ramon Joseph and Ramona – who were tagged as masterminds in his October 28 murder.

Manahan also wanted another Revilla’s younger sibling, Gail, and her husband Hiro Furuyama included in the charge sheet.

But a separate phone interview, Bautista family lawyer Jeffrey Gepte said it’s "absurd" to blame the family because "it’s a private matter between Ramgen and Janelle. So it would be very absurd for the whole Bautista family to know about it.”

Sen. Bong Revilla, Ramgen's half-brother, is asking the National Bureau of Investigation to help identify and prosecute the perpetrators behind the online uploading of the video.

"Sobrang pambababoy ang ginagawa nila sa kapatid ko. Karumal-dumal na nga ang pagkamatay ni Ramgen, sinisira pa nila ang pagkatao," Revilla said in a statement.

"Mas grabe pa ang pambababoy na ginagawa nila kay Janelle. Grabe na ang kanyang pinagdaanan, at pilit pa nilang niyuyurakan ang pagkababae nito ngayon," he added.

Revilla asked the NBI to conduct an investigation and arrest the culprits and prosecute them under the Anti-Voyeurism Law of 2009 (RA 9995), which punishes the unauthorized and unconsented publication and uploading of videos. Revilla is a co-author of the law.

Meanwhile, Manahan seems to be trying to move on. She said she has started a fashion blog.

"good morning!! my blog is up! visit: http://itsfassion.tumblr.com/ (: ill be posting my own fashion looks soon! watch out for it! (:," Manahan tweeted.