Martin Castro, the man implicated in Claudine Barretto-Angelica Panganiban controversy tops Google Philippines search

Martin Castro, the restaurateur and entrepreneur whom actress Claudine Barretto said Angelica Panganiban has accused her of having an affair with, topped Google Philippines’ search results from September 3 to 8, reports British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, Hollywood celebrity Paris Hilton, local actor Coco Martin and the United States Embassy in Manila followed Castro in the list provided by Google Philippines.

Screencap of a report with photos of Claudine Barretto and Martin Castro (inset).

Local media picked up Castro’s name in August after Barretto claimed ABS-CBN star Angelica Panganiban spread rumors that she is cheating on celebrity husband Raymart Santiago with Castro. Barretto also singled out Castro’s photo from a bunch of pictures of her joint birthday celebration with Santiago, which she sent to in July.

Barretto, Castro’s wife Cris, ABS-CBN’s Johnny Manahan and Panganiban’s legal counsel have spoken about the issue. reported on September 11 that Barretto’s and Panganiban’s managers are currently in talks to resolve the controversy.


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