Mina pursues court case against sister
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Ara Mina remains unmoved by Cristine Reyes' apology, as she vowed to pursue her court case against her sister.
|Ara Mina on Tuesday files a reply affidavit at the Quezon City RTC
"Tuloy na tuloy (ang kaso), kasi hindi ko naman nakikita sa kanya 'yung sincerity, hindi naman talaga siya humihingi ng tawad. Gusto lang niya matigil syempre for her career," Mina told ABS-CBN News.
On Tuesday, Mina filed her reply at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to Reyes' counter-affidavit, which details the younger actress' response to charges of libel and grave coercion filed by Mina last April. This, despite reports of Reyes' being apologetic for the incidents leading up to the controversial charges.
On Reyes' alleged denial of Mina's charges, the older sibling said the young actress should "stop pretending."
"Stop pretending nalang. Wala na akong galit sa kanya. Kumbaga wala siya talagang effort eh. Wala akong maramdaman eh," Mina said.
Mina said she is also did not feel Reyes' sincerity in the counter-affidavit Reyes filed to answer to the charges filed against her.
"I'll be honest, seryosong bagay to eh. Nag-counter-affidavit [siya]. Doon sa counter-affidavit niya, hindi siya nagde-deny. Sinasabi niya ako inspirasyon niya. Dapat 'di raw dumaan sa ganitong proseso," Mina said.
"Ang point ko, nakakapagpasensya ako eh, pero ito sukdulan na talaga. [Kaya] nire-request ko sa counter-affidavit ko na public apolgy," she added.
Mina also reiterated her other reason for filing the charges against Reyes -- that the young actress had allegedly dragged other people into their dispute.
"Ang sa 'kin lang marami siyang dinamay na tao. Gusto ko lang ipaalam sa mga nanonood din na hindi lang siya sa 'kin nag-text, marami siyang dinamay na tao," Mina said.
Since Mina emotionally revealed plans of filing court charges against her sister, she said their mother has also mulled over why Reyes had gone to such lengths in asking Mina for money.
In April, Mina said Reyes allegedly asked for her older sister to turn over an SUV as payment for the remaining P1.8 million balance for a Quezon City townhouse they bought in 2011 for their mother. If not, Reyes allegedly threatened that she will continue her personal attacks against her.
"Magalit na sa akin ang mommy ko, pero naaawa narin ako sa mommy ko. Iba 'yung pinapakita niya (Reyes) sa TV sa ginagawa niya. Hindi niya (mother) alam kung bakit naging ganun sa Cristine," Mina said.
Asked if there is still chance for reconciliation, Mina said it is only natural for siblings to eventually patch things up and call truce.
"Sabi ko nga kahit hindi pa siya humihingi ng sorry, pinapatawad ko na siya, pero dapat maramdaman ko na totoo talaga, hindi lang 'yung for the sake of media," Mina said.
"Magkapadtid kami eh, natural magkakaayos kami sa huli, pero hindi ko sa kanya nakikita 'yung sincerity na hinahanap ko. Sana humingi rin siya ng paumanhin sa mga taong dinamay niya," she said.