MANILA, Philippines – Former actress Amalia Fuentes said talent manager Annabelle Rama should be rehabilitated after her supposed "meltdown" at a wake last Friday.
|Amalia Fuentes. File photo
Fuentes on Saturday said Rama is a "danger to society," a day after the talent manager figured in a commotion during the wake of the late comedy king Dolphy at the Heritage Park in Taguig, where she was caught on camera trying to hit entertainment reporter Chito Alcid with a walking stick.
Fuentes, when asked to react to the scuffle, said commenting on the issue would be beneath her. In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Rama alleged that Fuentes was the instigator of the fight, saying the provocation was pre-meditated.
"Makikita niyo ang tunay na Annabelle Rama. Ako, gusto niya ako mag-react pero hindi naman ako matatakot sa kanya. At hindi ko siya papatulan. Hindi ko siya ka-level," Fuentes said.
No fear of Annabelle
Rama claimed that she was provoked by Alcid, supposedly upon orders of Fuentes, when Alcid referred to her (Rama) using a derogatory term. The ensuing commotion saw Rama running after Alcid holding a walking stick, and Alcid falling on the floor from panic to keep away from the talent manager.
|Annabelle Rama. File photo
"Ewan ko sa kanya, may hawak pa siyang panaksak," Fuentes said, referring to Rama. "Sabi ko, si Annabelle Rama, that is a meltdown. She should be rehabilitated because she is a danger to society. Kumakain lang kami doon, wala namang umaaway sa kanya. She is a danger to the public."
"Pinupukpok niya 'yung baston sa mesa, sabi pa niya, 'Hindi ito payong. Itutusok ko ito sa'yo.' Tapos may hawak siyang knife. At kung anu-ano sinasabi niya kay Chito," Fuentes added.
The reference to an umbrella comes from an alleged scuffle involving Fuentes early this month. In a confrontation with the former tenants of her previous home, Fuentes was allegedly stabbed by a certain Rosemarie Tan-Licup with an umbrella.
Rama's rift with Alcid, meanwhile, supposedly stems from his negative write-ups on the controversial talent manager in his published articles.
"Hindi ako natatakot kay Annabelle," Fuentes said. "Wala akong reaction sa kanya. Kayo na ang mag-judge, ayoko mag-judge. Bahala na kayo mga press."