Randy Santiago Defends Raymart Against Claudine Barretto's TiradesAlthough Randy Santiago doesn't want to comment more about the cases filed by brother Raymart and his estranged wife Claudine Barretto against each other, he nonetheless emphasized that the whole Santiago clan is behind Raymart in this battle.
As for the allegations that Raymart has also been using drugs (the same way Claudine did), Randy said their family never had a history of drug use. However, he refused to give details anymore because that's between Raymart and Claudine.
Raymart earlier accused the actress of being drug dependent. He showed a medical test wherein Claudine tested positive for different prohibited drugs. Claudine's camp said these drugs were just the actress' "beauty secrets," and Raymart has been using them as well.
The actress then challenged Raymart to undergo a drug test as well. Raymart accepted the challenge, and told Claudine it should be random and should be done by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
He also wants the drug test to be conducted in front of the judge hearing their case.
Randy said their family doesn't want to intervene in the cases filed by the estranged husband and wife against each other. For the Santiago family, the public should just listen to the statements of both camps and to the evidence being presented.
When asked if he has any ill feelings toward Claudine, Randy said he couldn't answer that directly because whatever happened in the ex-couple's seven-year marriage was between the two of them. The Santiago family was just there to guide them but ultimately, it is them who made those decisions that led to their separation.
Claudine earlier said she was bullied by the Santiago brothers. To this, Randy takes offense. He didn't want to comment anymore because he felt the editing might change the meaning of his words. He was referring to the way television shows are cutting parts of the interview.
He doesn't know why Claudine would thought they ever bullied her though. Randy stated it might be just a misunderstanding.
Randy remains optimistic, however, that the issues will eventually settle down. He urged Claudine and Raymart to fix things for the sake of their children--Sabina and Santino.
"Bilang kapamilya namin, siyempre gusto namin na maayos nang maayos. Kung ano man yung gulo, kung ano man ang pinagdadaanan nilang dalawa, yung maayos sa mas magandang paraan."
Since Raymart knows the whole family is supporting him, Randy said they don't see the need to interfere into his brother's affairs. What's important is that they are behind Raymart 100 percent.
He said it is up to the public to judge Raymart and Claudine. He believes his brother had formed a good reputation in all the years he has been active in showbiz.
As for the other issues that are troubling the ex-couple, Randy doesn't want to comment anymore because his family just wants some peace and quiet for all.