'No sorry, no settlement' for Jose, wife
Jose Manalo and wife Anna Lyn’s closed-door discussion with prosecutor Dinna Paulino on Wednesday, April 11 resulted in Anna Lyn deciding to pursue the case against her husband, according to GMA-7’s “Startalk TX” on Saturday, April 14.
Jose may not have given sufficient grounds to reach a settlement with his estranged wife during the meeting with the prosecutor. Anna Lyn’s legal counsel Atty. Lowell Fetizanan pointed out a “lack of resentment” from the Eat Bulaga host and comedian.
“Unfortunately nga, walang nagso-sorry so walang amicable settlement na na-reach,” reveals Fetizanan.
Jose, on the other hand, claims that reaching the missed settlement required a significant amount of his income. “Ayaw ipaayos, hindi na iniintindi kung ano… Parang lahat nu’ng kailangang kitain ko nandoon. Kailangan ko ring mabuhay.”
The complaint, a violation of the Republic Act 9262 or Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act, was formally filed on February 27 of this year.
The two are set to meet again in court later this month.
The 'other woman?'
In her interview on “The Buzz” on March 4, Anna Lyn claimed that Jose left her and their five children for another woman whose identity she did not disclose.
While reports say the other woman is EB Babe Mergene Maranan, Jose denied that a third party led to the break-up of his marriage to Anna Lyn.
“Ah wala. Namimiss nila yung daddy nila, hindi naman mawawala yun. Darating yung time na maiintindihan rin nilang lahat,” he adds.