MANILA, APRIL 18, 2012 (ABS.CBN) After allegedly separating with wife Claudine Barretto, Raymart Santiago is now reported to be taking care of their 2 children, Santino and Sabrina.

A Pilipino Star Ngayon column by Nitz Miralles said Barretto was looking for a new house even before the recent controversy over the mysterious "disappearance" of the balance of their joint account.

The report said Barretto wanted a house near their conjugal property so she could continue to see their children.

"Ang gusto nito, malapit ang bahay na lilipatan sa bahay nila ni Raymart para siguro hindi nahihirapan ang mga anak nila sa pagpapalipat-lipat sa kanila ni Raymart. Ang kuwento, na kay Raymart ang mga anak nila ni Claudine dahil nabanggit nito sa isang kaibigan na gusto na niyang makasama ang mga anak."

On Thursday, Philippine Star columnist Ricky Lo said Barretto and Santiago have already been living separately for two months. The 2 have been married for 5 years.

Ruffa cries foul over 'baby-selling' claim Posted at 04/17/2012 11:50 AM | Updated as of 04/17/2012 4:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - Actress-host Ruffa Gutierrez cried foul over claims that she allegedly agreed to sell her baby for a large sum of money.

In a press conference for her newest film "The Mommy Returns" on Monday night, Ruffa scored former actress Amalia Fuentes for allegedly spreading rumors that she had given birth to twins in 2003 but had agreed to let her mother, talent manager Annabelle Rama, sell one of the girls.

"Huwag naman sana idamay ang mga bata. 'Yung sinabi niya na nanganak ako kay Lorin at may kakambal si Lorin at dahil mukhang pera ang mommy ko binenta daw ni mommy 'yung isang bata. How can you invent these stories?" she said.

"Alam ng mga kaibigan ko na hindi naman ako nanganak ng kambal. I was laughing and laughing but how can human being invent things like this? Where did they get this? So I got sad and emotional na pati ako dinadamay. So sana kayong dalawa na lang ni mama ang mag-away.

"You know I don't fight with her; I just want a peaceful happy life. Don't include me na lang, especially my kids 'yun lang," Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez was dragged into the issue, after Fuentes recently had a word war with Annabelle Rama on Twitter.

Rama recently ended the controversy saying she would keep her silence for the sake of her children and husband Eddie Gutierrez.

Gutierrez cried again as she defended her father.

"He's the gentlest father. Ayan you hit an emotional nerve! He doesn't deserve to be dragged into this and she is even threatening na sisiraan niya si Daddy! I am venting because I'm hurt -- I'm hurt for my father. I only want peace for everyone," she said.

In her Twitter account, Fuentes scored Eddie Gutierrez for not controlling his wife.

Amalia lashes back at Ruffa


In a message sent to ABS-CBN News, Fuentes lashed back at the former beauty queen, claiming she only shed crocodile tears.

Fuentes said Gutierrez was the one who dragged herself into the issue after posting a tweet about her family.

"What about my family? Wala ba silang karapatang masaktan sa mga panira at kasinungalingan ng mag-ina? Nasaktan din po ako, Liezl and Jeric," Fuentes said.

Recently, Gutierrez posted this cryptic message: "Who is this old, fat, smelly woman who won't stop inventing false stories about me and my family? Shut up and get a life! Don't involve me! Dude, you're 80 years old. Make the most of your remaining years on this earth. Your own family is sick to their stomach with your nasty attitude! What's really pathetic is that her only child and grandchildren are well-loved while she's the most hated. Will pray for you na lang, old woman."

Fuentes also denied that she was the one who spread the story about Gutierrez selling her baby.

"I don't have the capacity to make up such a fantastic story," she said.

As for Eddie Gutierrez, Fuentes reiterated that the veteran actor should be man enough to control the actions of his wife and daughter.

"Eddie Gutierrez has to be involved. He should be man enough to take control of his wife and children. Don't let your wife and daughter disgrace your name and hide behind their skirt!" -- with a report from Mario Dumaual , ABS-CBN News

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