Marjorie Barretto: ‘This is the time to finally speak up!’


Posted at Aug 27 2008 10:16 AM | Updated as of Aug 27 2008 06:30 PM

Marjorie Barretto on "The Buzz" (

"There is the time for everything. Timing is everything and this is the time to finally speak up," said Caloocan councilor and actress Marjorie Barretto, in her tell-all interview aired on The Buzz yesterday, August 24.

Marjorie has been caught up in controversies since last year but has chosen to keep mum, hoping that the "noise" would eventually fade away. "Tumahimik ako, for more than a year, hoping they will die down on their own. They didn’t die down," she revealed.

Marjorie faced the issues regarding her annulment with ex-husband Dennis Padilla, on being a mother, her allegedly romance with Caloocan Mayor Recom Echiverri and her alleged pregnancy.

"I could have gone out of the open at sabihin kung bakit talaga kami naghiwalay," Marjorie said about her ex-husband. "There was a major setback bilang asawa. Matiisin naman tayong mga babae kahit ano tatanggapin mo, but something happened along the way. Something that was caused by him na irreversible." She said that she wanted to protect Dennis but emphasized that whatever wrongdoing that Dennis did, it was enough for the annulment to be granted at the soonest time.

"I think I was a good wife. With the fact that hanggang ngayon, eh mahal pa rin ako ng ex-husband ko, it only means that I was a good wife," Marjorie stated. When The Buzz host Boy Abunda asked her what message she wanted to tell Dennis, Marjorie asked for her former husband’s forgiveness because she failed to stick with him till the end. "This annulment is only a proof that it’s a failure of my marriage and I’m not proud of it. Maybe I needed somebody to give me strength. Hindi rin niya naibigay ‘yon. I’m sorry that he has to go through this problem alone and I wish him well," was Marjorie’s meaningful message.

She may not be a perfect mother but Marjorie pointed out that now as a single parent, she is doing her best to provide for her kids. "I love to have more time with them but I try to be the best mom that I can be given the circumstances in my life right now," she described.

Meanwhile, Marjorie denied allegations that she is four months pregnant. The councilor pointed out how she could be pregnant now that she’s thinner than she’s ever been. She also bravely declared that she knows the two people, who are spreading rumors about her.

"There are two na nag-aambisyon na tumakbo ng mayor ng Caloocan sa susunod na eleksyon. Hindi nila ako kalaban directly. Hindi ko ito laban. I am an innocent victim here," she emphasized.

Another issue that continues to hound Marjorie is her supposed romantic relationship with incumbent mayor Recom Echiverri. For the longest time, Marjorie kept quiet about this.

"Hindi ko alam kung papano iha-handle ang issue," she confessed. "This is not a show biz matter. This is also political matter. Tumahimik ako kasi I just hoped it would just die down. Baka election fever lang ‘to," she pointed out. "Wala akong relasyon kay Mayor Recom Echiverri."

On the other hand, Marjorie is not closing her heart totally to love. "I have so, so, so, so much love in my heart. Ang suwerte ng huling magiging lalaki sa buhay ko because I’m gonna love him well, I will serve him well, I will treat him well I will be faithful. I will be loyal. I will be a dream girl," she ended.