Drunk Man Punches Saab MagalonaAn intoxicated man punched Saab Magalona, the daughter of Francis Magalona and sister of Maxene and Elmo, while she was partying with musician Ely Buendia.
The 25-year-old blogger/actress was at a private party organized by Ely in Pasig City last May 31 when a drunk man suddenly crashed the party. There was some commotion at the party and Saab was one of those who tried to stop the fight.
Because she was in the middle of the crowd, she was accidentally punched on the head several times.
Saab immediately filed a complaint and was tested by a medico-legal at Barangay Kapitolyo in Pasig City.
On June 3, days after the incident, Saab took to Twitter to talk about the incident. "I do not and will not tolerate violence especially against women. Thanks for all the tweets, I am feeling better now--our lawyers are on it!"
She also posted a short statement on her blog. She said: "I do not wish to downplay nor overplay the events that happened so I will only tell you this: yes, I was punched on the head several times by an intoxicated man."
During the party, a group of uninvited guests gatecrashed an "intimate and private" birthday celebration. The celebrant and the other guests were also attacked although fortunately, the medical evaluation "showed no major and permanent damage physically."
"Despite the emotional trauma this has caused, I refuse to allow this incident to scar me."
Saab said she will fight against violence, especially against women. "Our lawyers are on the case and I hope we can prevent these people from doing further harm to myself and others."