Actress Saab Magalona. Photo from her Instagram page
MANILA - Actress Saab Magalona, the daughter of the late OPM icon Francis Magalona, was beaten up over the weekend by a man who was allegedly drunk.
Magalona, a contract artist of GMA-7, took to her personal blog on Tuesday to confirm the incident, which reportedly took place during a party organized by rock icon Ely Buendia at a hotel in Pasig.
"I do not wish to downplay nor overplay the events that happened so I will only tell you this: yes, I was punched on the head several times by an intoxicated man," she said.
According to Magalona, the man was "part of a group of uninvited guests to an intimate and private birthday celebration."
Magalona claimed that the celebrant as well as other guests were also attacked by the group, "but fortunately a medical evaluation showed no major and permanent damage physically."
"Despite the emotional trauma this has caused, I refuse to allow this incident to scar me. Instead, rest assured I will fight against violence — especially violence against women," she said.
Magalona's mother, Pia, has already reported the incident to the police.
"Our lawyers are on the case and I hope we can prevent these people from doing further harm to myself and others," Magalona said. "I'd like to keep the details under wraps and let the justice system do its thing (hopefully)."
"For now, I'd like to go back to my daily routine! Again, thank you for all your love and support!" she added.