Vanessa Matsunaga stands up for brother Daniel’s financial status
Vanessa Matsunaga has hit back at a netizen who, in a comment on her Instagram thread last February 12, questioned her brother Daniel Matsunaga’s financial capability.
The comment was in relation to the money issues being thrown at Daniel Matsunaga in connection with his split-up with actress Erich Gonzales.
Vanessa earlier told one of her bashers, “As for my family taking advantage of Erich, well, let’s just put it this way, we are in a better position, so much so that we choose to help others.”
A netizen with the handle name@sharlene_mae then reminded Vanessa of Daniel’s confession back during his Pinoy Big Brother stint that he had to leave Brazil to help in his family’s finances.
The comment partly read, ““He even said he needed the prize money (pbb) so he can buy plane tickets for your parents and brother.”
“My point is you’re making it appear that your family is well off in your country, because if it is, you and Daniel would have not gone from country to country just to make a living, instead both of you would have finished school.”
Vanessa answered that her brother’s decision to leave his country did not mean that he was in dire need of money. She went on to explain how their life was in Brazil.
“I don’t owe you an explanation but now you are indirectly calling me a liar…
“My dad sent us to private schools and we could afford vacations, we have a good house and cars.
“We weren’t wealthy but we were considered to be in the middle class,” she said.
Vanessa further explained that their family could afford the high cost of living in Brazil:
“If you don’t know your economics, the middle class of Brazil and the Philippines are totally different.
“Don’t forget to factor in the cost of living in our city, Brasilia.
“To enlighten you, a household helper gets paid between 20-30k pesos a month to work 3 times a week and that’s still not considered much because of the cost of living.”
In a separate post, Vanessa reiterated that her brother Daniel was a responsible man and that while they were not struggling, he still wanted to give his parents “easier life.”
She said, “Going back to PBB, yes I remember Daniel saying that. My brother is very hard working and a Man of dignity and character, once he started making money he always felt he needed to help my dad back home, to give them an even easier life. That only shows what kind of man he is!”
Vanessa continued, “And regarding him needing the prize, yes of course he needed the prize, he was inside the pbb house for three months not making any money, and he wanted to bring my family here.
“Do you even know how much a ticket from Brasil is? Go check on delta please, that’s usually the airline of our choice.
“I hope that answers your questions.”
In another separate post, Vanessa stressed that Gonzales was moving on the best way she could and so was Daniel, and that whatever happened between them should just stay between them.
“Erich is moving on the best way she knows and Daniel is doing the same. A day might come when they are stronger and can explain to all of you why they are no longer together or maybe it won’t but the point is it’s up to them and all we can do is just respect and wait.”
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.