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Anne Curtis explains her side over sparking another 'network war'

The actress' tweets about not being able to perform at the USTv Awards have people buzzing over the internet.

BY PATTY RAMIREZ

FRESH SCOOPS

11/11/2011 10:11 PM
Anne Curtis explains her side over sparking another 'network war'


111211-anne-main.jpgTwitter remains to be a controversial social networking tool for celebrities as Anne Curtis created another buzz after explaining on her account what really happened during the USTv Awards last November 10. Her tweet last night about a GMA7 staff preventing her to even say hello to the crowd may have sparked another war between fans of ABS-CBN and the said TV network.

GMA7’s camp issued a statement on an entertainment site saying their artists arrived first at the venue but they confirmed Anne appealed to them to let her speak on stage.

Anne then explained her side of the issue in a set of tweets Friday morning.

“Read some articles & whoever the source was, got some details wrong. So I'd like to explain. Firstly, if you read my twitter timeline I didn't arrive late at 8pm. I was asked by UST people to be there between 7-7:30 and they had told my Road Manager as soon as I get there it would be my turn. If you want an exact time I was there at 7:10 according to driver. O diba? Join din ang driver ko sa drama. Haha. No, but seriously, they told me naman since TV5 people were performing already they opted to put me after TV5 artists & before the GMA artists.

“The only reason why I tweeted last night was because pinalabas na ako ng USTv staff to perform so nakita na ako, mas nakakagulat if bigla naman ako nawala. Its only proper I explain to them what the reason was why I left. I owe that to the Thomasians who tweeted & were waiting for me. To clear it, I'm not dissing the network or the artists of GMA. As I said in my tweet don't get mad at the GMA staff they probably had their own reasons. But if I was called by the staff of USTv and was already at the side of stage waiting to be called maybe they/she could've taken that into consideration also.

“I didn't even quite get what she tried to say coz she said this while turning around me. So ang hirap intindihan kung d ka din sinabihan ng maayos diba? But to clear it NO ONE from the GMA staff explained anything to me as it was said in the article. Lastly, I went to UST in good faith coz I was invited not to represent abs or be part of any network war but to go and perform for the Thomasians bilang it was through them I got my Best Actress award for Dyosa a couple of years back. It was a way of saying thank you to them. Hindi para makipagagawan ng stage time or to compete with anyone.

“So I waited in the standby room and waited for them to call me. Secondly, what I meant when I said nauna ako sa GMA Artists dun was that the USTv staff called me to go on stage coz it was my turn. When I got backstage pababa na ung artists of TV5 and I didn't see anyone from GMA except the lady representing GMA. She was the one I saw complaining to the USTv staff. So to avoid it being a mess I told her that I won't sing na lang, babati na lang ako ng Hi and Hello. 2minutes lang. She DID NOT explain anything to me.”
 
ABS-CBN Corporate Communications Head Bong Osorio also released a statement regarding the incident.

Dahil sa matagal nang naghihintay si Anne napagdesisyunan ng mga tagapamahal ng USTv na isalang na sya after ng TV5 presentation at bago pa sumalang ang mga GMA 7 artists. Hindi siya nakapag-perform o naka-bati man lang kasi pinigilan ng isang kinatawan ng GMA7 na siya ay makalabas bago ang presentasyon ng GMA7. Ang pangyayari ay ‘di nakontrol ng organizers ng USTv awards na siyang may desisyon dapat sa produksyon.

Naunawan naman ng ABS-CBN na nangyayari ang delay at  mga kompromiso sa events tulad ng USTv. Dapat lamang magkaroon ng bigayan at konsiderasyon sa mga ganitong sitwasyo