Late 2013 pa lang, closeness to the highest performance level na sina Claudine Barretto at Atty. Ferdinand Topacio. In fact, kumalat pa nga ang issue na higit pa sa lawyer-client ang relationship nila.
Paano ba namang hindi e maliban sa parating magkasama (with matching holding hands at angkla pa)…
May mga tweets si Claudine kay Atty. Ferdie na…well…hindi normally sasabihin ng client sa abogado niya.
Claudine: “@FerdiTopacio Been trying to call u. Uwi ka na.”
Topacio: “Hi clau on my way home tom. Miss you, Sab and Santino, Meeting agad pagdating ko, ha? Blessed Sunday to all of you.”
Even spending quality time with the the kids! #FamilyPicture??? Tumaas ang kilay ng sambayanan. Pero ayon kay Claudine, Atty. Topacio is only her “bestfriend” and “protector.”
Pero recently ay nag-withdraw na as counsel si Atty. Topacio sa ilang kaso ni Mareng Clau. At hanggang sa RTC level na lang daw niya irerepresent si Claudine sa kaso nito laban kay Raymart.
“We shall continue to represent Ms. Barretto in her case VAWC (Violence Against Women and Children) case against Mr. Raymart Santiago, including the issues of custody and support consolidated therewith, which is nearing resolution resolution, until the Regional Trial Court level only.”
“It has been our honor and pleasure to represent Ms. Barretto, and we will continue to render to her whatever extrajudicial legal support and advice necessary to protect her interests in the transition period until she finds new legal representation. We wish her success in her future endeavors.”
Hala! Ayaw na ni Atty. Topacio maging “bestie” at “protector” ni Claudine??? Paano na ang mga bata? Sino na ang makakasama ni Santino kumain ng ice cream?!