Ogie Diaz gives Xian Gaza some advice: 'Tigilan muna ang pagiging Marites' | Inquirer Entertainment

Ogie Diaz gives Xian Gaza some advice: ‘Tigilan muna ang pagiging Marites’

/ 11:48 AM January 09, 2022
Ogie Diaz

Image: Facebook/Christian Albert Gaza, Instagram/@ogie_diaz

Ogie Diaz shared some piece of advice to internet personality Xian Gaza, addressing the latter’s recent showbiz-related statements and his “Marites” image.

Diaz told fans that he has advised Gaza, who happens to be the godfather of his youngest child, to refrain from dishing out baseless insinuations, as per his YouTube channel Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update today, Jan. 9.


“Sinabihan ko po si Xian na, ‘Pare, tigilan mo muna ang pagiging Marites lalo na kung wala namang sapat na pruweba,'” the talent manager and actor said. “Marites,” apparently a shortened version of the expression “Mare, ano ang latest?” (Friend, what’s the latest?), is a slang term used on persons who consistently gossip about other people.

(I told Xian, “Friend, stop being a ‘Marites’ when you don’t even have enough evidence.”)


Diaz’s advice to Gaza came after some fans have been supposedly linking him and his talent, actress Liza Soberano, to Gaza’s recent intriguing statements on Barbie Imperial via Facebook. Gaza’s posts apparently tease a connection between Imperial and actor Daniel Padilla, which saw loyal KathNiel fans defend Padilla’s relationship with longtime girlfriend, actress Kathryn Bernardo. Gaza also mentioned Diaz and Soberano in a now-deleted post, which apparently led fans to think that the manager and the actress are associated with Gaza’s statement.

“‘Wag mo na kaming i-mention ni Liza kasi nadadamay kami, na baka isipin ng ibang tao na may kinalaman kami sa post mo,” Diaz said.

(Don’t mention me and Liza anymore because it gets us involved. People might think that we have something to do with your post.)

Diaz pointed out that though Soberano and Gaza know each other, they do not share a “super close” friendship, and that the two do not even communicate with each other at all. He also shared that Gaza apologized to him and Soberano.

“Nag-message ako kay Xian at nagso-sorry naman siya sa amin ni Liza,” he said. “Hindi kita (Gaza) titirahin, sasabihin lang namin ‘yung totoo at ito nga ho yung totoo — wala kaming kinalaman doon.”

(I sent Xian a message and he apologized to me and Liza. I am not out to say bad things about you (Gaza), we will just say the truth and this is the truth — [Lisa and I] have nothing to do with it.)


Gaza recently showed a photo of Imperial with Padilla’s mother Karla Estrada, and posted intriguing questions linking Padilla to Imperial. Bernardo simply poked fun at the issue, while Padilla dismissed it in a conversation with a fan, saying it’s “nonsense.” JB


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