The director who disclosed Ian Veneracion’s talent fee apologized for what he said in his previous post.
It can be recalled that Ronaldo Carballo claimed that the negotiation between Ian’s talent management and the Tarlac City Government fell through after the alleged demands given by the actor’s road manager.
Carballo said that Ian’s management asked for a P500,000 talent fee for the first two hours of his appearance at a parade organized by Tarlac City LGU, plus P100,000 for every exceeding hour.
He also stated that the management wanted Ian to have a solo float during the parade.
Ian’s camp retaliated and mulled charges against Carballo, saying they never asked for an additional payment for Ian’s exceeding hour.
“Contrary to the claims, we did not request any additional charges. Our terms were clear, especially regarding the hours required for the event, and at no point did we ask for a solo float,” they said.
Carballo responded to Ian’s camp and insisted that he never meant to put the actor in a bad light.
“One thing clear. di ko siniraan si Ian Veneracion. Mahal ko yun,” said Carballo.
He set the record straight, saying that he was allowed by his source to write and post about the transaction.
However, he still apologized for the misunderstanding and blamed the netizens for amplifying the issue.
“Sincerely, nagsu-sorry ako kung nailagay ko sya in a bad light. Kung nai-exposed ko ang dealings & demands ng kanyang RM na ikina-turn off ng “private company” at ng Tarlac Festival. But I will not retract what I have wrote. It’s a true story na ikinuwento sa akin, eh. Credebility ko na as a writer na iningatan ko ng 43 years ang nakataya,” he said.
He even asked if Ian was disappointed by his post or just the actor’s management.