Ogie Diaz on Mariel Padilla-Ivana Alawi issue

Published February 19, 2021, 2:48 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Ogie Diaz has shared his two cents on Mariel Padilla being mentioned as the possible “M” Ivana Alawi hinted in her story about a veteran host who “humiliated” her in front of other actors.

READ MORE: https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/11/ivana-alawi-recalls-how-veteran-host-humiliated-her-in-front-of-other-actors/

On his recent vlog, the 51-year-old comedian-TV host said that if he were to advise Mariel, he would tell her to simply ignore the issue. 

“Sasabihin ko: ‘Mariel, makinig ka sa akin. ‘Wag ka magsalita kasi letra ‘yung sinabi ni Ivana. Ang pangalan mo Mariel, hindi ka si M,'” he shared.

Note Ivana never identifed Mariel as “M.” It was some netizens who pointed to the actress-TV host pointing out clues and scenarios that happened in the past.

READ MORE: https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/17/who-is-tv-host-m-was-ivana-alawi-referring-to-mariel-rodriguez/

Does Ogie think it’s really Mariel?

He answered, “Ay ‘di natin alam kasi unang-una sino tayo para mag-claim na si Mariel ‘yun eh ‘yun ngang nagsabi ng letra, letra lang sinabi niya. Paano tayo mag-ko-conclude na si Mariel?”

“Sa palagay na natin na si Mariel ‘yun. Ako, kilala ko si Mariel kung merong mega PR diyan, si Mariel mega PR ‘yan… Hindi ko lang alam. Sa akin kasi mega PR, so hindi ko alam kay Ivana nu’ng araw.”

Ogie pointed out that people should give the wife of action star Robin Padilla the benefit of the doubt. 

“Eh paano naman… kawawa naman si Mariel kung hindi naman siya ‘yung M na tinutukoy?” he related.

Anyway, he reiterated it’s something that shouldn’t be made into a big deal, as, to begin with, Ivana herself noted that she already moved on from the issue.

Ogie also attested to the kindness of Ivana.

According to him, the social media darling, who was a student in his workshop business before, has invited him over her service business.

“Kasi one time nagkita kami sa Starbucks, du’n sa may Mandaluyong. Sabi niya sa akin – parang meron ata siyang nail spa. ‘Tito, punta ka du’n sa akin, akong bahala sayo. ‘Yung ganu’n. Nakakatuwa!”