Ara Mina on Cristine Reyes: 'Nasasaktan din ako for her'

Ara Mina says she will always feel protective of younger sister Cristine Reyes.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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6/30/2012 10:50 PM
Ara Mina on Cristine Reyes: 'Nasasaktan din ako for her'


070112-ara-main.jpgIn the June 30 episode of Showbiz Inside Report, Ara Mina talked to host Janice de Belen about how she felt filing a case of libel and grave coercion against her sister Cristine Reyes because of text messages she received in relation to the house they bought for their mother. “Holy Week pa ito nangyari eh. Walaang nakakaalam, even media. Pero nag-start yung misunderstanding kasi may naririnig ako na nagagalit sya, sinisiraan ko daw siya. Bini-BM ko siya, sabi ko kung puwede ba tayo mag-usap, puwede ba sa ganitong araw para naman magkaliwanagan, magka-ayos tayo.’ And then dun na siya nag-freak out,” she recalled.

Ara Mina admitted that she did not personally confront her younger sister during that time. “Kasi sanay ako pag mainit si Cristine, distansya muna ako. So dumistansya ako, hindi ko na siya kinulit na mag-usap kami regarding sa mga naririnig. Kasi nga kulang kami sa communication. Hindi kami ganun ka-close,” she told Showbiz Inside Report.

The eldest of six children, Ara Mina admitted that she has been helping their parents with her siblings’ schooling when she started earning her own money after entering showbiz at the age of 14. “High school pa lang sinabi ko na sa daddy ko na ako na magmamatrikula sa akin kasi kumikita na ako. Even my debut sabi ko ako na gagastos kasi nga humihina na yung business ng daddy ko nun so parang I wanted to help them. I’m happy helping them. Since kinder ako nagpa-aral kay Cristine. Wala akong regrets dun. Hindi sa tinatayo ko yung sarili kong bangko, generous talaga ako, as a friend, especially sa family. Siguro masyado lang ako sobra magmahal, magbigay, minsan hindi na alam ang limitation,” she shared.

When she started receiving Cristine’s texts, Ara admitted she couldn’t help but be hurt by the nature of the messages. “Sa loob loob ko, hindi ko pa sinagot yung text niya, kung problema mo ganyan, bakit hindi mo ako kausapin ng personal? Hindi yun nagtatanim ka at bigla kang sasabog. I’ve always defended her na kahit hindi ko alam yung storya, pinagtatanggol ko pa rin siya kasi kapatid ko siya. Mahal ko siya. Nagulat na lang ako sa mga pinag-ti-text niya. Aside from that, hindi lang niya sa akin tinext, parang naka-cc siya na it’s a group text. Hindi ko na kinaya. Ang pinakamasakit kasi yung i-judge ka ng kapatid mo pa. Hindi niya kailangan sabihin yun. Kahit hindi mo kapatid, kahit ako hindi ko masisikmurang sabihin kung ano yung mga tinext niya sa akin hindi ko talaga masikmura,” she shared.

Even after Cristine issued an apology on the June 23 episode of The Buzz, Ara Mina said she is not convinced her sister has learned her lesson. “Kasi I know her so well. Kilala ko siya kung sincere siya. Walang ibang taong nakakakilala sa kanya kundi ang magulang niya, ang mga kapatid niya. Sana hindi na lang siya nag-apology,” she said.

Although hurting, Ara Mina said she is definitely open to a reconciliation but she is still not taking back the case she has filed against Cristine. “I’m open if she’s willing talaga. Gusto kong itama pero kailangan nitong dumaan sa ganitong paraan, kasi wala na siyang pinapakinggan. Mahal ko siya pero kailangan kasi wala ng ibang didisiplina sa kanya,” she said.

Ara Mina hopes that she and her family can rebuild their relationship with each other after all this is over. “Hindi ko alam. Panahon lang ang makakapagsabi. Nasasaktan din ako for her. Pero sana siya ang lumambot ang puso. Kasi matagal ng malambot ang puso ko,” she said.

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