Anne speaks up on Erwan's involvement in 'Buhay Carinderia'


Posted at May 28 2018 11:55 AM | Updated as of May 29 2018 07:50 AM


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MANILA – “It’s Showtime” host Anne Curtis has spoken on behalf of her husband, blogger and restaurateur Erwan Heussaff, who was originally tapped for the controversial “Buhay Carinderia” food tourism project.

Heussaff was supposed to be a “content creator” for “Buhay Carinderia,” which was suspended by newly appointed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat over lack of proper bidding.

Heussaff has yet to release an official statement about the issue. 

But over the weekend, Curtis was asked by entertainment reporters to react to her husband’s involvement in the project.

She vouched for Heussaff’s integrity, saying: “I know where Erwan’s heart is talaga when it comes to that: it’s always about pushing Filipino food.”

“Iyon lang naman ang gusto niya, ma-highlight ang pagkain ng mga Pilipino, so I support him with that.”

Erwan Heussaff (right) was tapped to be the content creator of the now suspended “Buhay Carinderia” project. With him in the photo are Linda Legaspi of marketing agency Marylindbert International (center) and Cesar Montano, then chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board. ABS-CBN News

Curtis went on to share that she always reminds Heussaff and her younger sister, actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, to keep moving forward amid controversies.

“Being someone kasi who is not a stranger to her own controversies, I always tell them… I told this to my sister, I told this to Erwan, na parang this, too, shall pass. Basta you know where your heart is, you don’t have to worry about it.”

Actor Cesar Montano has resigned as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board following the suspension of the “Buhay Carinderia” project.

Montano allegedly released the full P80-million budget for the “Buhay Carinderia” project that will feature street food and local eateries even before the event started.