Insider says popular celeb spent millions to get relatives elected


JASON Francisco and Melai Cantiveros are happily expecting.

Finding out Popular Celeb’s campaign secrets, Disturbed Insider became bitterly disillusioned. PC reportedly spent over P300 million, to get Unqualified Relatives elected.

DI is wondering why PC parted with cash so recklessly. Did DI see this as “investment” that would be recouped while the relatives were in office?

Now, is this wanton spending the reason behind PC’s present woes? We hear grumblings from the inner sanctum. Perhaps DI is among the so-called close associates whose ventures with PC have been adversely affected by incessant intrigues?

PC should act quickly to recover lost ground!


Glamorous Celebrity joined a high-profile public event recently, expecting to be the center of attention.

When GC arrived at the venue, hushed whispers were heard. Or was that a collective hiss? Muffled booing?

An eyewitness claims people were not thrilled to see GC. Were they aware of GC’s track record? Not to mention the less-than-pristine background of GC’s partner in crime—also, uh, lifetime partner.

Though far from welcome, gutsy GC stayed put at the party and posted snapshots in social media.

Rated “G,” for the Gall!

Secret agenda

No wonder Scandalous Personality is gung ho about pushing Low-profile Relative to center stage.

SP is pulling out all the stops to make LR popular, or notorious, whatever comes first. Turns out, LR has political plans. But so does SP.

Politics is a family business.

TOM RODRIGUEZ gives a realistic definition of “hunk.”

Blame game

Heard on the Radyo Inquirer program “Kliq Showbiz” (dzIQ 990 AM, Monday to Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.):

Controversial Star blames Estranged Partner for the bad luck that’s hounding them.

CS blames EP for career troubles as well. “I lost my popularity because of EP,” CS told pals.

Friends can only roll their eyes.

CS was well on the road to perdition long before EP entered frame.

In any case, EP’s relatives consider CS as the scourge of their family.

“We were living in peace before you met CS,” one of EP’s parents scoffed.

Antique collector

Picked up from the Inquirer tabloid Bandera:

Sexy Starlet is back to old ways. She has given up on young boys.

“They have nothing to offer,” SS told  a mole. “Older men are more experienced—and wealthier.”

SS is now involved with a rich senior. In short, she’s into dirty old men again.

SS claims Elderly Lover gives her everything she wants and is supportive (tolerant?) of her declining career.

We heard EL bankrolled a recent venture.

Top of the Talk Shows

For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests (and why we are moved, if we are moved):

  • Alden Richards, asked who’s sexier between him and Tom Rodriguez: “Siya po talaga.” (No argument there.)
  • Tom on his busy schedule: “Wala na akong konsepto ng araw at petsa!” (And you’re not complaining, are you?)
  • Tom, asked to define “hunkiness”: “In the way you carry yourself, not ’yung mismong katawan. May mga tao who can carry themselves well kahit hindi batu-bato katawan nila.” (Agree!)
  • Aljur Abrenica on his preparations for the coming Cosmo Bachelor Bash: “Nag-diet ako, gym, hangga’t may time natutulog ako …  Happy ako sa kinalabasan.” (Let’s see if we will be as happy.)

ISABEL Oli describes relationship with John Prats as “stress-free.”

  • Claudine Barretto on filing perjury charges against estranged husband Raymart Santiago: “Ganu’n talaga, hindi rin naman kasi sila tumitigil sa pang-aabuso, eh.” (Please make this stop already, this issue that doesn’t affect the GNP.)
  • Claudine’s legal counsel Ferdinand Topacio on rumors linking him to the actress: “Huwag naman nilang lagyan ng malisya … lahat naman ng kliyente ko, kahit lalake o babae, I show the same amount of care and dedication.” (And this is not about you, remember?)
  • Claudine on her kids, Sabina and Santino, landing in hospital: “Sobrang stressful, sobra akong ngarag, pati ako nagkakasakit na rin.” (OK, we’ll pray … for the kids.)
  • Raymart on not being able to visit his kids because of the TPO Claudine filed against him: “’Di ako makatulog … magpapadala sana ako ng pera, pero ’di ko alam kung paano sila ma-reach.” (Let your lawyer call her lawyer.)
  • Claudine on Raymart saying he wanted to send money for their sick kids: “Huwag na tayong mag-plastikan … ’di naman talaga siya ganu’n. ’Yun lang ’yun.” (Let your lawyer call his lawyer.)
  • Raymart on Claudine’s tirades: “She can say anything. Papatulan ko pa ba ’yun, eh ’yun ang ugali niya? Saka hindi ako mapagpatol … bahala siya.” (Let your lawyer… oh, never mind.)
  • Claudine, asked if she wished she and sister Gretchen were OK. “Wala akong pakialam sa kanya … No comment.” (Well, that’s a comment.)
  • Cesar Montano on his legal tiff with estranged wife Sunshine Cruz: “I hate that this is happening … ’di dapat ma-drag ang mga bata [dito]. Sana matapos na; kawawa ’yung mga bata.” (Korek! Kami rin!)
  • Lian Paz on rumors that she’s being courted by a foreigner: “I wish! Magtatrabaho at magpapakayaman na lang ako, no!” (Gano’n nga dapat, ’teh.)
  • Isabel Oli on boyfriend John Prats: “He’s sobrang loving, sweet. Sobrang OK, stree-free … ’Yung nasa trabaho ka, makaka-concentrate ka.” (’Yun na ’yun!)
  • Isabel, asked if she could see herself married to John: “Sana, sana lang! ’Yun lang masasabi ko.” (Must be love talaga.)
  • Rocco Nacino on Lovi Poe: “Matagal ko nang gusto si Lovi.” (How does she feel?)
  • Rocco, asked if he’s in love with Lovi: “May nabuksang pinto … nagdo-doorbell lang ako.” (Try knocking, too.)
  • Lovi on Rocco: “I’m happy that he’s there … It’s a lot more fun when he’s around.” (Aww.)
  • Andi Eigenmann, asked if she and Jake Ejercito were really a couple: “Ayaw ko naman ipilit ang sarili ko sa mga bagay na hindi talaga puwede. Maybe we are just too young. Siyempre gusto namin ’yung situation would be entirely perfect and wala kaming matatapakan or masasaktang mga tao.” (Yes or no, puwede na.)
  • Ruffa Gutierrez on ex-husband Yilmaz Bektas: “Yilmaz and I are communicating again. Now we’re good. I think it’s time na magtiis na kami for the sake of the kids.” (Maturity. How refreshing.)
  • Gretchen Barretto on Enchong Dee asking for permission to have Dominique as his Star Magic Ball partner: “Nag-text siya sa ’kin. Sabi niya, ‘Can I walk Dominique down the red carpet?’ Sabi ko naman, ‘As long as you don’t walk her down the aisle!’” (Nice one.)
  • Melai Cantiveros on her pregnancy: “Positive na positive. I’m very happy. Nung nalaman ko, hindi ako kinabahan kasi gusto naman talaga namin ni Jason (Francisco). Nu’ng nagbalikan kasi kami, gusto na talaga namin i-level up ’yung relationship.” (Yup, we could tell. Cheers!)
  • Melai on how Jason proposed marriage: “Pag gising ko, pinamumog niya ako. Pag tingin ko sa salamin sa CR, nakalagay ‘I love you. Will you marry me?’” (Mouthwash ad coming up?)
  • Melai on morning sickness: “Natatakot akong sumuka kasi baka maisuka ko ’yung baby!” (Uh.)

(Startalk, The Buzz)

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  • rock7222

    Iyan ang malaking tanong dito sa political circles ng aming probinsya. Why did Manny Paquiao spend hundreds of millions of pesos to elect a wife, brother, sister, cousin, uncle, niece- who ALL won & who are ALL UNQUALIFIED.

    2 out 6 did NOT even finish grade school. While ALL 4 out of 6 NEVER went to college.

    ALL 6 have NEVER had experience politically nor even been employed in a office job.

    Bakit ka mag iinvest ng 200-400 million pesos sa mga ‘UNEDUCATED” na kamag-anak mo to become politicians??? Either may plano kang MABAWE ang iyong investment sa pamamagitan ng pandarambong or TALAGANG isa ka rin Enggot na walang pinag-aralan.

    • Marcos5

      Mga Kawatanan Ng Lipunan, Isusuka ng bayan. Ikahihya sa buong mundo.

  • boybakal

    Who are these two….look like butangero at palengkera. they deserve little news but not a big portrait.

  • Just_JT

    “Melai on morning sickness: “Natatakot akong sumuka kasi baka maisuka ko ’yung baby!” (Uh.)”

    Perhaps she thinks that part of what she had ‘eaten’ caused her pregnancy.

    • kixavedash

      puro kase talong ang kinain eh!

  • Lorna Cruz Felipe

    Hindi na nila mababawi ngayon gastos nila….. d na sila bibigyan ng PORK Barrel… the only way they can have ” return investment”…………

  • spider69

    Jason,,,,,,,takot ka bang mawalan ng job. kaya kahit labag sa kalooban mo ay ginawa mo nang pikit mata. siguro naglasing ka muna nang todo-todo bagu mo ginawa. hindi ba kaya mo sinuntok si John Prats ay dahil hindi mo masikmura ang tukso ng barkada sayo.

  • Cubano

    Name names…

  • BCon

    Pag foreigner ba, mayaman na agad.

  • athenapallas

    Pag talagang inalis na nila ang pork barrel hindi na mababawi ni Pakyaw ang ginastos nyang 300 million sa mga binili nyang boto para sa asawa nyang si Jinky at kapatid at pinsan nya na tumakbo nung election.

    Tapos talo ulit si Pakyaw sa susunod na boxing nya kawawaa naman. Ayun sobrang ambisyoso at ganid kasi eh.

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