Jose Manalo Denies Allegations By Wife's Camp"Eat Bulaga's" mainstay host, Jose Manalo, finally broke his silence on the attempted suicide of his 17-year-old daughter. He also denied the allegations made by his former wife, Anna Lyn, that he isn't providing financial support for his children.
His daughter apparently attempted suicide because Jose didn't fulfill his promises to her and her siblings. She was forced out of school allegedly because Jose didn't pay her tuition. She is also saddened because her siblings are suffering from the same fate.
According to the official statement from Jose, he is saddened by the fact that his daughter attempted suicide. He is also concerned by the "baseless" accusations being hurled against him by his former wife.
The statement said there is a deep misunderstanding between Anna Lyn and Jose, but this is not a reason for the comedian to stop supporting his children. He mentioned that there are civil and criminal liabilities filed against him because of Anna Lyn's anomalous transactions that resulted to a debt of P68 million.
Anna Lyn and their children also filed a complaint against Jose to demand financial support from him. There is also a case against him filed by his daughter under RA 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women And Children Act.
Currently, these cases are being handled by Jose's lawyers. ""Pinagbawalan na rin si Jose na magbigay pa ng pahayag patungkol sa mga kasong isinampa laban sa kanya, habang ang mga ito ay dinirinig ng mga wastong awtoridad."
He denied categorically that he is not supporting his family, either by financial or other means. In truth, Jose has been regularly providing for his children. He values education and wants to give his children the best that he can afford.
Jose also allowed TAPE INC., the producer of "Eat Bulaga," to deduct from his salary the tuition of his children. TAPE INC. has been remitting the deduction to the schools of Jose's children.
The comedian-TV host has been following the court orders regarding his and Anna Lyn's children. "Kaya’t ikinalulungkot ni Jose ang mga kasalukuyang nagaganap, kung saan naiilarawan siya sa ibang paraan."
He is also saddened because his family seemed to be undermining the help he has been extending to them. As a parent, Anna Lyn is also obligated to provide for their children, he added.
"Dahil dito, kinakailangan ang kanilang sabay na pagsisikap upang magkasundo para sa ikabubuti ng kanilang mga anak. Tunay na nakalulungkot na humantong sa ganitong pamamaraan si Anna Lyn at ipinamalita pa ang kondisyon ng kanilang anak."
Jose is urging Anna Lyn to stop herself from spreading malicious rumors about him that are not beneficial for their children. He is also saddened by the fact that these rumors are catching the attention of the media.
These things will not benefit their children, Jose added. He called on the media not to put focus on their family squabbles and to respect the privacy of his children.