Lolit Solis Gets Anonymous Text Messages After Airing Opinion About Barretto Family FeudLolit Solis said she is a little traumatized after the recent episode of her Saturday afternoon talkshow ‘Startalk.’ The talent manager-talkshow host disclosed that before her vehicle left the GMA Studios after the show, she was already receiving anonymous text messages on her mobile phone.
The controversial and bubbly celebrity aired a strong opinion about the current family feud among the Barretto’s. In a segment of the show, Solis emphasized that she was not surprised about this latest issue as the Barretto sisters had so many publicized feuds in the past.
But later on, she compared the family to ‘tinderas’ or market vendors. She added that it has once again been proven that ‘money cannot buy breeding.’ She made the statement without batting an eyelash.
To further state her point, Solis expressed her admiration to Mrs. Klenk Reyes, the mother of sisters Ara Mina and Cristine Reyes. Solis said she preferred what Mrs. Reyes did when she chose not to take sides and not to speak in public about the recent feud between the sisters, which has gone really awry that Ara Mina decided to file a lawsuit against her younger sister.
Solis recalled that she was surprised to see her phone having too many unread text messages before she left the network building. Surprisingly, all of those messages were cursing her. The messages were from unknown mobile numbers.
The feisty TV host revealed that she has an idea who the mystery text sender could be. Solis said she could be sure because she knows that only one person from the Barretto family knows her personal number.
It is interesting how Solis is making opinions about the Barretto family. In 1994, she masterminded the controversial Manila Filmfest scam. She organized a strategy to switch envelopes containing bogus winners (Ruffa Gutierrez for best actress and Gabby Concepcion as best actor; Concepcion was her talent then).
Gretchen Barretto became the star witness in that scam. She was one of the presenters when the winners were wrongfully called out. Barretto testified that the name of winners announced by her co-presenters were not the names written on the cards inside the envelopes.
In an intriguing probe about that mess, it was later found that Solis orchestrated the entire scam. She managed to convince some of her and Anabelle Rama’s talents to stage the plan. Solis was condemned in public and was even declared persona non-grata by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, who incidentally is still the city’s mayor today, seeking re-election against former president and convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada.
More than a year after the 1994 scam, Solis got the surprise of her life when she was offered to host ‘Startalk’ along with Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda. The two other co-hosts eventually left the show to transfer to ABS-CBN. Meanwhile, Solis remained as the original host of the 17-year old talkshow.
She now co-hosts it with Joey de Leon, Butch Francisco, and Ricky Lo. ‘Startalk’ airs every Saturday after ‘Eat Bulaga’ on GMA-7.