ABS-CBN favors Cristine Reyes, Denies Allegations of Vivian Velez
ABS-CBN officially issued a statement regarding the alleged "rudeness" of Cristine Reyes towards her co-star Vivian Velez causing the latter actress to resign from the series "Tubig at Langis". In the press statement released by the TV network, it firmly denied the accusation of the veteran actress.
From the viral controversial Facebook post of Velez that described the incident, where Cristine Reyes' displayed her rude behavior towards Vivian, the multi-awarded actress drawn the sympathy of netizens. Her message on social media immediately caught the attention of showbiz writers. She delivered a detailed statement on how Cristine Reyes arrogantly demanded her to leave their shared standby room in Bulucan. The way we initially assessed her encounter to Reyes was a bit traumatic and she could have been bullied by the young star.
Vivian was very emotional during the interviews conducted by local showbiz reporters. Unfortunately, her efforts were not enough to convince the staff and crew behind the TV series "Tubig at Langis". ABS-CBN dismissed her allegations and sided Cristine Reyes, who is the lead character of the program.
How come the production staff didn't buy the story of Vivian Velez? Why they decided to favor Cristine Reyes?
There are too many rumors on social media. Some are speculating that Reyes is one of the assets of the show compared to Vivian. Others believe that the young actress didn't really do anything bad.
In the letter of ABS-CBN, the TV network "vouched for Reyes’ professionalism on the set" and rehearsals of the series. It says,
"Narinig na ng karamihan ang panig ni Vivian ngunit may isang punto lang na may kaugnayan sa nangyari sa dressing room ang nais linawin ng programa. Hindi totoong pinaalis ni Cristine si Vivian sa dressing room. Nagkaroon lamang ng miscommunication at inaako ng production team ang responsibilidad nito. Sa katunayan, walang problema ang staff sa work ethics ni Cristine at maayos itong nakikisama sa lahat ng katrabaho niya."
Here's the complete statement of ABS-CBN on the alleged rudeness of Cristine Reyes towards Vivian Velez.