MANILA – Following People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao’s denial, new photos of him and young sexy actress Krista Ranillo together in Baguio City continue to spread online.
In recent photos sent to abs-cbnNEWS.com, the two were seen eating at the Manor Hotel in Baguio City together with Krista’s father, actor Mat Ranillo III, and other people.
The sender claimed that the photos were taken last September 27 when Pacquiao was training for his November 14 fight with Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico.
Last week, photos of the boxer and the actress, together with Pacquiao’s entourage, in Camp John Hay Club House and Baguio Cathedral were also sent to ABS-CBN News.
Pacquiao and Krista’s talent manager have both denied the alleged affair. Pacquiao even apologized to the Ranillo family.
Krista, who is still in the United States, has yet to issue a statement on the issue. Mat, on the other hand, admitted in his text message to the “The Buzz” host Boy Abunda that “the family is deeply hurt with this insanity.”
Mat also lamented that his family has “been accused and abused, but we’ve forgiven those who has wronged us even though they know the truth and still fabricate lies.”
“People are amused with negativism than national honor, cultivate hate than love,” he observed.
Krista, who is expected to be back in the country this week, has been at the center of the controversy ever since she admitted that she saw Pacquiao in Hong Kong in a chance encounter.
Since then, photos and video of them together have been uploaded and circulated.
Some even speculated that Krista is purportedly pursuing Pacquiao because her father, Mat, needs the People's Champ's support when he runs in 2010 elections.