Bea-Gerald-Julia issue grabs lawmakers, Supreme Court justice attention

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 7) — Some officials could not keep their silence on the controversy hounding ex-lovers Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson and alleged third party Julia Barretto, and have joined the conversation on social media.

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Wednesday posed a question to the actresses linked to Anderson.

Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon joked that he wants a House investigation on the showbiz story that has gripped the country.

"You know it has become a national issue when a justice of the SC (Supreme Court) asks a clarificatory question. Now I’m contemplating to file an inquiry in aid of legislation ," he tweeted.

Senator Nancy Binay seemingly had an answer to Leonen's question if Gerald is worth all the stress.

"Gurls, he's not worth it. #KalmaLangGirls #MoveOn," she tweeted, even attaching her personal Viber sticker saying "Kalma lang dear!"

Barretto on Tuesday finally aired her side on the third-party controversies, which was first thrust into the limelight thanks to Alonzo’s cryptic Instagram post saying he's done making the same mistakes.

Barretto lashed out at Alonzo for "downright bullying" and encouraging a “culture of hate.” She said her fellow network star “put malice” into the minds of the public by liking harmless social media posts.

Meanwhile, Senator Risa Hontiveros also gave a comment days after Alonzo said they did not technically break up because Anderson suddenly cut contact — and basically “ghosted” her.

The three actors made it to the top Twitter trends in the past few weeks, as Alonzo’s social media post and likes fueled speculations that Anderson had been seeing Barretto while in the relationship. Barretto clarified that no third party was involved in the break-up and in her relationship with Joshua Garcia.