Ara Mina remains unmoved by Cristine Reyes‘ apology, as she vowed to pursue her court case against her sister.
“Tuloy na tuloy (ang kaso), kasi hindi ko naman nakikita sa kanya ‘yung sincerity, hindi naman talaga siya humihingi ng tawad. Gusto lang niya matigil syempre for her career,” Ara told ABS-CBN News.
On Tuesday, Ara filed her reply at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to Cristine’s counter-affidavit, which details the younger actress’ response to charges of libel and grave coercion filed by Ara last April. This, despite reports of Cristine’ being apologetic for the incidents leading up to the controversial charges.
On Cristine’s alleged denial of Ara’s charges, the older sibling said the young actress should “stop pretending.”
“Stop pretending nalang. Wala na akong galit sa kanya. Kumbaga wala siya talagang effort eh. Wala akong maramdaman eh,” Ara said.
Ara said she is also did not feel Cristine’s sincerity in the counter-affidavit Cristine filed to answer to the charges filed against her.
“I’ll be honest, seryosong bagay to eh. Nag-counter-affidavit [siya]. Doon sa counter-affidavit niya, hindi siya nagde-deny. Sinasabi niya ako inspirasyon niya. Dapat ‘di raw dumaan sa ganitong proseso,” Ara said.
“Ang point ko, nakakapagpasensya ako eh, pero ito sukdulan na talaga. [Kaya] nire-request ko sa counter-affidavit ko na public apolgy,” she added.
Ara also reiterated her other reason for filing the charges against Cristine — that the young actress had allegedly dragged other people into their dispute.
“Ang sa ‘kin lang marami siyang dinamay na tao. Gusto ko lang ipaalam sa mga nanonood din na hindi lang siya sa ‘kin nag-text, marami siyang dinamay na tao,” Ara said.
Since Ara emotionally revealed plans of filing court charges against her sister, she said their mother has also mulled over why Cristine had gone to such lengths in asking Ara for money.
In April, Ara said Cristine allegedly asked for her older sister to turn over an SUV as payment for the remaining P1.8 million balance for a Quezon City townhouse they bought in 2011 for their mother. If not, Cristine allegedly threatened that she will continue her personal attacks against her.
“Magalit na sa akin ang mommy ko, pero naaawa narin ako sa mommy ko. Iba ‘yung pinapakita niya (Cristine) sa TV sa ginagawa niya. Hindi niya (mother) alam kung bakit naging ganun sa Cristine,” Ara said.
Asked if there is still chance for reconciliation, Ara said it is only natural for siblings to eventually patch things up and call truce.
“Sabi ko nga kahit hindi pa siya humihingi ng sorry, pinapatawad ko na siya, pero dapat maramdaman ko na totoo talaga, hindi lang ‘yung for the sake of media,” Ara said.
“Magkapatid kami eh, natural magkakaayos kami sa huli, pero hindi ko sa kanya nakikita ‘yung sincerity na hinahanap ko. Sana humingi rin siya ng paumanhin sa mga taong dinamay niya,” she said.