Is Krista Ranillo in the US to watch Manny Pacquiao's fight?
"Definitely no," Krista Ranillo told the gaggle of reporters who hounded her about whether she was flying to Los Angeles to watch Manny Pacquiao's fight versus welterweight Joshua Clottey on March 13. At the departure area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on the night of January 23, the alleged mistress of Manny Pacquiao told 24 Oras she's going to visit her sister Trixie, who will undergo bone grafting surgery. "I'm going to see my family. I'll be back soon," Ranillo said repeatedly to evade the reporters' questions as she rushed into the airport.
Six days earlier, boxing champ Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles to start training in preparation for his fight. His wife Jinkee will join him in February in time for Valentine's Day, TV host Lolit Solis wrote in her Philippine Star column. "Ang reaksiyon ng mga malisyosa, marami ang puwedeng mangyari mula ngayon hanggang sa Araw ng mga Puso."
Solis added, "Kung naging discreet si Krista noon, baka hindi lumaki ang isyu tungkol sa kanila ni Manny. Takaw-pansin din ang 'escort' niya sa tuwing aalis at darating siya sa airport. Bakit may escort pa siya eh wala namang banta sa kanyang buhay? Napaka-harmless ng mga reporter, lalo na ng mga showbiz reporter."
Ranillo's aunt Suzette was also interviewed on the night of Ranillo's departure. "Like what I've said, wala tayong kontrol kung ano'ng gustong sabihin ng mga tao... [Krista's] fine. She's a happy person kaya maganda ang outlook niya sa buhay."