Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago have agreed not to bad-mouth each other in media interviews.
Barretto said she and Santiago are trying their best to be better parents despite their failed marriage.
“I actually talked to Raymart. Napag-usapan namin na sana let’s not talk about each other anymore. Let’s not accept questions regarding each other kung hindi maganda ‘yung sasabihin natin. We are trying to be good parents for the kids. We failed as husband and wife, we are trying to not fail as parents now,” she said.
Earlier this month, the estranged couple made headlines when Barretto posted on Instagram pictures of their family as she and Santiago accompanied their children at a fun run organized by their school.
“My daughter, she had ‘yung fun run. As family, we attended. We are very civil. We are talking,” she said.
As proof of their “civil” relationship, Barretto revealed that their family actually had dinner some weeks after the fun run.
Barretto earlier accused Santiago of “physical, sexual, psychological and economic” abuse, supposedly dating back to 2002. These are detailed in her complaint against the actor for his alleged violation of the Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act of 2004.
Santiago, for his part, alleged that he was also a victim of domestic violence. In his complaint, the actor accused his wife of being mentally ill and having a history of drug abuse – claims backed by the actress’ estranged siblings Gretchen, Marjorie, and JJ.
Both Barretto and Santiago have repeatedly mentioned the welfare of their children in explaining why they took the spat to court, and why they are seeking sole custody of the kids.
In June 2014, the former couple appeared to have patched things up when Barretto posted a photo of her with Santiago and their kids. This, after they reached an agreement concerning their children through a judicial dispute resolution.
A month later, however, Barretto pulled out from the agreement and said she would sue Santiago for “economical abuse,” supposedly because of his unwillingness to fulfill his financial obligations to their children, among other reasons. (MNS)