Amid the issue of talk show host Kris Aquino vs. her former manager Nicko Falcis, actress Gretchen Barreto who sided with the latter many times with the latter revealed a shocking revelation against the ‘Queen of all media.’
Barreto in an Instagram live video explained that she’s not defending Falcis publicly without reason, pointing out that Aquino tried to use her brother’s power to help her friend to avoid paying complete amount of taxes.
She claimed that a certain businesswoman Alice Eduardo had a problem with paying the right amount of taxes during the Aquino administration.
To solve the problem, Gretchen narrated that Kris Aquino helped Eduardo to lower that taxes she required to pay by talking to former Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Kim Henares.
The exact amount of tax paid by Eduardo was not disclosed by Barreto.
“Tinulungan po ni Kris Aquino kay Kim Heneres if I’m not mistaken po, para mapababa ang kanyang ibabayad sa gobyerno, yun po ang nangyari,” Barreto said.
According to her, the incident happened during her feud with one of Kris’ sisters.
She also said that if Kris really cares about the Filipino people, the talk show host should stop with helping her friends to avoid paying the right amount of taxes.
Barreto claimed that in exchange, the money saved by Eduardo in the tax settlement was used to buy things like luxury bags abroad and give it to Kris Aquino.
“…Kris, kung talagang mahal mo ang Pilipino at ang buong Pilipinas sana prinotektahan mo ang mamamayang Pilipino. Because at that time na your brother (ABNOY) was in power, he was the president of the Philippines. Eh di ba dapat kung kailangan magbayad si Alice Eduardo ng kanyang tax na tayo mga Filipino people ang talagang, how do you say it in Tagalog, we will reap the benefits. Pero alam mo tinulungan kasi ni Kris Aquino at that time si Alice Eduardo sa kanyang tax na bumaba ang bayad ni Alice Eduardo sa tax niya. Alam namin yun dahil pinagkakalat din ni Alice Eduardo at kanyang mga kapatid na tinulungan ni Kris Aquino at ang halaga lang daw is binabayaran lang daw ng mga pinagsha-shopping ni Gary the gay friend from L.A. Gary Garcia from L.A parang he would buy things from the States and send it to Kris Aquino. Of course I felt so bad because alam mo for whatever yung mga pinag-sha-shopping lang, yun lang? Parang ha? And she was supposed to pay a hefty amount. Dun pumupunta. Pero one of the many reasons lang yun mga kaibigan.”
“No I’m not going to stop. May mga nagsasabing stop. No I’m not going to stop. You know, I am a Filipino. We all pay taxes. We all work very hard so my point is, prinotektahan ni Kris Aquino when she was in power and when she was saying, ‘I love ate Alice.’ Whatever girl, you love her so much. You know in exchange of like bags and clothes and shoes. And that’s so not fair. And right now, I hate to gloat that you’re suffering right now. I mean we don’t like that. We don’t gloat when somebody is suffering because that is karma. But right now that is what’s happening. You know what you do, what you give out into this universe you will receive and I will stop. Kung ano po ang nangyayari ngayon, I mean lahat naman tayo may pag-iisip. Pag-isipan niyo po whatever is happening to us right now is you make your own judgments,” she said.
Several days ago, Aquino and her supporters said that Barreto is only trying to join the controversy between her and Falcis who got accused of spending the money of Kris C. Aquino Productions (KCAP).
Aquino said that Barreto’s public criticisms against her might be connected with a certain ‘Alice Eduardo’
However, in the video, Barreto said that she’s also close to Eduardo.
Meanwhile several bloggers were surprised by the revelation of Barreto, saying that if the claims of the actress is true, the government should investigate Aquino.
“Maybe the Bureau of Internal Revenue Philippines should revisit said account of said contractor friend to doublecheck any discrepancies?” blogger Krizette Chu said in her post.
“Do you know that if you were in the US, you will automatically be subject of a federal and IRS investigation?” she added.
If the accusations of Barreto is false, the blogger dared Aquino to file libel complaint against the actress.
You can watch the video below: