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‘Banana Split’ cast invited to wedding, insists Melai

Posted On 2013 Dec 04
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 Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros (MNS Photo)

Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros (MNS Photo)

Soon-to-be newly weds Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros cleared the air about the controversy surrounding their wedding and the cast of the ABS-CBN gag show “Banana Split.”

It was earlier reported that Angelica Panganiban and other “Banana Split” cast may not be invited to the wedding next month.

“Invited talaga sila kaya lang hindi pa na-release ang invitation. Ngayon lang talaga namin na binigay,” said Cantiveros.

Cantiveros revealed that Francisco even personally delivered the invitations for the cast of the show to co-host Ryan Bang, who will be the best man at the wedding, and Paul Jake Castillo.

“Doon pa talaga nagka-issue sa Banana Split?” Cantiveros asked in disbelief. Cantiveros has been part of the cast since 2011.

Cantiveros also said she did get hurt by recent remarks made by her co-hosts.

Aside from the issue about the wedding invitation, Pooh, another ‘Banana Split’ regular, allegedly questioned Francisco’s capacity to support his future wife and their forthcoming child.

Actually, sa totoo lang may kaunti akong tampo sa kanila. Kasi parang nagtatampo ako na in-uunderestimate nila si Jason. Siyempre, pag nagmamahalaan, bahala na ang saging, basta loving.”

Cantiveros also wished the cast was as truthful and direct as her.

Kung sasabihin niyo ganoon, sa personal na lang sana. Kasi nasaktan talaga yung pamilya ni Jason. Sobra talaga akong na-hurt,” she said.

Francisco, the subject of the controversy, expressed his frustration over the topic.

And hindi ko maintindihan eh, lahat naman kami masaya para sa amin. Yung pamilya niya masaya. So parang sa kanila pa magmula. Yung mga tao nga diyan na putol and kamay at paa nakakapagtrabaho pa. Eh ako nga, buong-buo ang katawan. Kahit ano gagawin ko para sa kanila,” he said.

May kaunting tampo kasi bakit ba sila ganyan? Siguro in the past, may something sila sa akin pero ayaw ko ng ganyan,” he added.

John Prats and Francisco once got involved in a brawl at the backstage of the late-night gag show.

Hindi ko na alam gagawin ko kasi nag-reach out na ako eh. Kaya siguro nagkatampo si Ate Angel sa akin kasi best friend niya si Kuya John,” he said. “Hindi lang naman kasi ako dapat yung nag-sosorry lang eh. Ako pa ang panay ang sorry.”

Francisco admitted that he wants to someday make up with the actor.

As for the wedding slated on December 9, Francisco and Cantiveros said they can’t wait for it to happen.

Over over po. Pero dapat hindi ka masyadong excited, baka ka matisod,” Cantiveros said. (MNS)

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