JUDY ANN REACTS TO NEGATIVE TWEETS ABOUT HUSBAND RYAN

[PHOTO - Juday hopes Marlon would understand that Ryan’s reaction was based on his protective instinct]

MANILA, DECEMBER 12, 2011 (BULLETIN) By MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE - Actress Judy Ann Santos has appealed to the public to not call her husband Ryan Agoncillo “tarantado,” following the road altercation he had recently with a broadsheet reporter.

On Dec. 4, an upset Marlon Ramos, a broadsheet reporter, posted a string of tweets recounting how he confronted Agoncillo on the road, after the actor’s speeding sports car almost rear-ended the van of his friend with a two-year-old child on board.

Not long after, his tweets harbored negative reactions from several netizens, including one that called the award-winning TV host a “Tarantadong Pinoy,” a derision obviously spun from the show Agoncillo is hosting, “Talentadong Pinoy.”

To this, Santos—who was in the passenger seat during the road encounter—expressed dismay that her husband was quickly judged and chided online.

"‘Yun lang, nahusgahan agad ‘yung asawa ko na hindi man lang siya nabigyan ng chance to air his side.

"But we understand kung bakit ganun ‘yung reaksiyon ng tao. Pero, huwag naman nilang sabihing tarantado ‘yung asawa ko kasi mas maraming tarantado diyan.

"Kasi hindi naman nila alam ‘yung tunay na situwasyon, ‘yung asawa ko naakusahan na kaagad," said the drama actress in a recent interview.

The incident

Ramos’ posts about the incident read:

"was driving w/ my friends on our way to a wedding in Ayala Westgrove in Silang. 'twas raining hard along the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road when a black Chevy sports car almost rear-ended my friend's van.

"I admit that 'twas my friends fault. he tried to go to the outer lane without apparently noticing the oncoming sports car. pro nkasignal nman sya that he was going to his right. but d sports car was coming at 60-80kph.

"i told myself, 'Naku, babawi tong driver ng sports car.' & that's exactly what happened. that bully sports car then overtook my friend's van & cut his path. i saw my friend's van came to a sudden halt.

"nag-alala & kinabahan ako bec my friend was w/ his wife & their 2-yr-old son when i saw d Chevy sports car sped away, my instinct was to run aftr that bully driver. so i turned on my headlights & honked d car horn continuously.

"i thought what d driver did to my friend wasnt right. i just wanted to tell him that d van he cut was carrying a 2-yr-old boy

"so ayun. aftr a few hundred meters of going after d bully sports car driver, he stopped. the man opened his window & i was surprised to see that d bully driver of the black Chevy sports car was actually #RYAN AGONCILLO, the actor and host of 'Talentadong Pinoy'

"his wife, actress JUDY ANN SANTOS, was on the front passenger seat. so I told d man why he did what he just did. I also told him that the van was carrying a 2-yr-old boy.

"he just replied, 'Eh sya ang unang nag-cut sa akin.' we had an argument for maybe less than 3 mins.

"he then closed his window when i told him that he shouldn't bully anyone on the road and that i'm a reporter. Judy Ann was just quiet."

On Modus Operandi

Hoping to set the record straight on why her husband reacted somewhat aggressively, Santos clarified that Agoncillo feared that the car trailing them—which was Ramos’—could be a carjacker or a kidnapper.

"Sa parte namin, siyempre sa panahon ngayon ang daming saksakan, ang daming kidnap-an, ang daming carnap-an, lalo pa't magpa-Pasko.

"Kami lang dalawa ang magkasama, so natakot lang din kami. Kasi kung magkaka-convoy kayo tapos kinut nyo ‘yung sasakyan namin, paano kung nakaplano kayo, 'di ba? Siyempre gagawa ng paraan ang asawa ko."

"Hindi naman po sa kung ano pa man, pero sana maintindihan n'yo na natakot lang din naman kami," explained the star of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “My Housebushand, Ikaw Na!”

Message to Marlon

Though she wishes that Ramos had been more “accurate” in recounting the story.

She recalled, "E, nasa telepono ako noon, may kausap ako. Nagugulat na lang ako na gumaganyan-ganyan ako sa may sasakyan.Tapos ‘yun na nga, binusinahan siya, nag-flash ng ilaw si Marlon. 'Tapos tumabi si Ryan sa gilid and then tumabi rin si Marlon.

"Then binaba niya ‘yung bintana niya at sumigaw siya, sinabi niya na, 'Don't you know we have a two-year-old child in the car.'

"Si Ryan naman, dala rin ng emosyon na takot at bigla, parang 'Huwag mo akong sisigawan.' Sumigaw din siya. Pero, nag-apologize siya,” said the 33-year-old star.

Santos added, "Sana lang kay Marlon, nilagay din niya na nag-apologize din naman si Ryan. Hindi lang siguro sa manner na gusto niya. It was a situation na hindi mo maiiwasan na iinit ang ulo mo."

"Sa situwasyong iyan, kami mismo humihingi kami ng sorry. Natakot kami, nabigla kami. Sana lang nakumpleto ‘yung story," she repeated.

In the end, the award-winning actress issued an apology to him for what happened. Santos also expressed empathy with Ramos and his friends.

"Hindi rin naman namin masisisi si Marlon dun sa isinulat niya kasi malamang kinabahan din siya.

"Sorry kung na-upset ka. Sorry kung kinabahan ‘yung mga taong kasama mo, lalo na, I’m sure, ‘yung nanay nung bagets [2-year-old child na nakasakay raw sa kotse].

"It was a spur of the moment na emosyon. Siguro galit, o upset [siya] kasi hindi niya siguro maisip na si Ryan ‘yung makakabangga niya. Or hindi niya ine-expect na magiging ganun ‘yung situwasyon. So, naiintindihan naman namin siya sa part na ‘yun.

“Pero nanay rin naman ako, kinabahan din ako.’Yun lang,” she quipped.


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