While Jake Cuenca admitted that he was the one at fault in the confrontation that happened between Jason Abalos and himself at a bar in Davao a couple of weeks ago, he refused to explain the reason of the rift. "Ang importante tapos na 'lsquo;yon. Gaya ng sinabi ko sa statement ko medyo naging emotional ako sa gabing iyon. Medyo naging mataas ang mga emosyon nang gabing 'lsquo;yon pero ang importante natapos na. I was confrontational I apologized. I take full responsibility for it and again 'lsquo;yun nga I apologized to Jason Abalos because I was confrontational." Jake also thanked Coco Martin who mediated in the fight and prevented the clash from getting worse. "Kung 'lsquo;di dahil din kay Coco baka hindi naayos 'lsquo;yung gabing 'lsquo;yun ng problema."
However, he refused to reveal what prompted him to charge at Jason. "Ayoko nang idetalye. Usapang lalaki 'lsquo;yun, eh. Sa akin kung anong pinag-usapan namin sa aming dalawa na lang 'lsquo;yon. Ang importante naayos namin. Ang importante maayos kami," Jake went on.
The Fil-Spanish actor denied claims that the reason of their argument is because of a non-showbiz girl. "Actually nabalitaan ko 'lsquo;yon. Sa Twitter ata lumabas 'lsquo;yon. There were no girls involved that night. It'rsquo;s all boys. It was me, Jason, Coco a few other people. It was an all-boys thing kaya medyo naging mataas ang emosyon dahil lalaki sa lalaki ang usapan, eh."
Jake admitted that he regretted his actions the next day. "And again I just accept the responsibilities [of my actions] and I deeply apologize to Jason for being confrontational, but again siyempre minsan hindi maiwasan ang ganitong sitwasyon, lalaki sa lalaki nga."
Jake was also asked about the reaction of his rumored girlfriend, Melissa Ricks, about the incident. "Siyempre nag-alala siya kasi kaibigan din niya si Jason, siyempre kaibigan din niya ako. I told her naman there'rsquo;s nothing to worry about; I tried to do my part," he related.
Though Jake received compliments for owning up to his mistake, he clarified that he was not after the praises but he only did the right thing. "I'rsquo;m 22 years old, hindi na ako bata.'nbsp; I accept results of my actions and I should be mature enough to know what the right thing to do."
When asked about what lesson he has learned from the incident, Jake replied, "I think we should all act our age. Masarap maging bata pero sa tamang sitwasyon kailangan matured tayo. There'rsquo;s nothing wrong having fun but as long as responsable ka at matalino ka sa ginagawa mo at least be aware of our actions."