Gretchen guests on 'Failon Ngayon'


Posted at Apr 16 2010 01:37 PM | Updated as of Apr 16 2010 09:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Socialite-actress Gretchen Barretto will talk about her alleged rift with sister Claudine Barretto and her rumored break up with long time live-in partner business tycoon Tony Boy Cojuangco with veteran broadcast journalist Ted Failon on Saturday (April 17) in “Failon Ngayon.”

Gretchen Barretto earlier admitted that she and her youngest sister, Claudine Barretto, were not on speaking terms again.

In 2005, the siblings got into a fight and made up two years later.

Last week, Barretto walked out of a press conference on her latest product endorsement.

Gretchen left the event after entertainment reporters asked her to comment on speculations that she was being pitted against her sister, a former talent of the Kapamilya network.

This was because Gretchen’s much-awaited “Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK)” episode was aired at the same time as Claudine’s own drama anthology series on GMA.

The MMK episode, "Larawan," was shown last April 10. The episode topped the list of high-rating programs last Saturday, reaching 31.4%, according to a Taylor Nelson-Sofres ratings survey.

“Larawan” is the highest-rating Maalaala Mo Kaya episode so far this year.

Gretchen said she was not aware that her MMK episode would be aired simultaneously with Claudine’s TV show.

Aside from the interview with Gretchen, Ted will also look into the tax evasion case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against Claire Dele Fuente.

The Jukebox Queen allegedly didn’t pay taxes amounting to P471 million from the alleged illegal operation of her own bus line.

The episode will also feature a 1-year old kid from Agdao, Davao born with four legs. How did this happen and how can you help his operation?

All these, and more, on Saturday (April 17) in “Failon Ngayon,” 5:30 PM, on ABS-CBN.