Singer na si Richard Poon, nagsalita na tungkol sa mga kumakalat na chismis tungkol sa gender preference ni Sam Milby

Noong May 23, masayang ibinalita ni Sam Milby sa araw ng kanyang kaarawan ang tunay na estado ng relasyon nila ni dating Miss Universe Catriona Gray.

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Marami ang natuwa sa balitang ito ni Sam ngunit meron ding ilan na nagsabing mali ang naging desisyon ni Cat at pinaratangan nilang si Sam ay hindi straight na lalaki.

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Hindi na ito napigilan ng kaibigan ni Sam at kasamang talent sa Cornerstone na si Richard Poon. Sa isang mahabang Facebook post ay sinagot ni Richard ang paratang tungkol sa kanyang kaibigang si Sam at pati na rin kay Piolo Pascual.

“So many of us are rejoicing Sam Milby celebrated his birthday recently, and finally finding love with Miss Universe Catriona Gray. (I’m really selfishly wishing, they’d end up marrying each other, ha!) Then I see posts like these, and it makes me sad.”

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Ikwinento ni Richard kung paano sila unang nagkakilala ni Sam Milby.

“I knew Sam way back. Even BEFORE he entered Pinoy-Big-Brother(PBB) or ABS-CBN.”

“My manager and good friend Erickson Raymundo introduced us in a bar where I played with my acoustic band “U-Turn” in early 2000s. Sam and I became the first 2 artists under our manager’s wings.”

“Samuel is one of the nicest guys in showbiz. So many people will attest to that. Too nice to a fault actually:)”

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Nagkwento din si Richard tungkol sa matinee idol na si Piolo Pascual.

“When I FIRST STEPPED ON THE ASAP ’08(2008) stage.. I remembered there was a time, it was maybe a minute before LIVE “ASAP” airing, and I forgot my coat…. Without blinking an eye, Piolo took his coat and gave it to me. I was worried and paralyzed onstage…but he was calm, and fast to find a solution for me. He was such a leader.”

“Piolo gave the same help for Sam, and many others newbies.. Many of us(who were new) would always call Piolo, “Kuya” because that was how Piolo was, to all of us. He guided us, gave advise, because he knew the industry better than Sam or me.”

“(although Piolo would sarcastically joke me as “Tito Richard” because I was older than him in age haha)”

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Sa post din na ito ni Richard ay ikwinento niya ang tunay na nangyari tungkol sa dating naging chismis na ipinakalat tungkol kay Sam at Piolo ng isang babaeng kolumnista.

“I remember in 2007, a certain veteran journalist accused Sam and Piolo of “holding hands” in Sofitel Hotel… My manager Erickson told me, “Ang bait talaga ni Piolo… ayaw niya lumaban…”

“Someone from the other side HEARD Piolo and Sam WERE THINKING OF SUING…and was overheard saying: “Mga Kristiano pa naman kayo(Sam and Piolo), how could you do this to an elderly woman???!!!!!”

“When I heard that, I was thinking, “Should we always “turn the other cheek” TO BE BLOODILY SLAPPED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN????”

“I remember my God also angrily overturning tables in A CHURCH with a whip because he was mad too….”

“Apparently, a bigshot in the biz adviced Piolo and Sam, “You HAVE TO FIGHT AT CERTAIN TIMES… or else, some people will taint your careers AND YOUR CHARACTERS FOR LIFE….just to sell their stories.”

“My manager and his team knew(and had solid evidence) that Piolo and Sam were NEVER at Sofitel Hotel that day, nor were they romantically involved, as maliciously insinuated.”

“Responding to mentors’ advice, Piolo and Sam with their lawyer, Atty. Joji Alonzo, COMBINED TO SUE the manager/journalist in court for LIBEL of P12MILLION.”

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Sinabi ni Richard na after mag-file ng kaso ni Piolo at Sam laban sa babaeng kolumnista ay humingi ng tawad ang kolumnista at inamin na walang basehan ang inilabas niyang malisyosong article tungkol sa dalawa. Dahil dito ay hindi na tinuloy ni Piolo at Sam ang kaso.

“This was the result: May 14, 2008 statement of ABS-CBN Star Magic Public-Relations Head Ms. Rikka Dylim: “Just came from Manila City Hall. Ms. _______ signed her Statement of Retraction— ‘There is NO FACTUAL BASIS FOR MY ARTICLE which came out on October 12, 2007. I am extremely sorry for dragging the names of Sam and Piolo. Sam, Piolo, I am sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I caused.’ “

“After this, Piolo and Sam graciously dropped the charges.”

“Fast forward, here we are today, 12 years after that closed case, mid-2020 in a c0ronaviru5 p@ndemic and l0ckdown. And some people continue to joke, post, comment, share and insinuate these 2 grown up men had a “romantic past”.

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“And the TIMING??? Sam’s birthday and formally announcing his Miss Universe love.”

“Just sad. All for “humor” and “shares” I guess. Some of us will never learn, UNTIL THE PAIN IS DONE TO US.”

“But the thing that gives me BIGGER HOPE… is that these 2 guys are really, really strong. Not just physically strong… (yes, they have super muscular physiques) But they are also MENTALLY and EMOTIONALLY strong.(I know they have both went thru a lot of painful challenges and tragedies)”

“I admire them BOTH for their spirituality(especially with what I see with them BEHIND THE CAMERA, OR WHEN NOT IN THE PUBLIC). I think that is their strongest asset–their faith.”

“As I travelled and worked with them for over 10 years now, I am very sure they have a great, great calling from up above, no matter how flawed they both are. And that will ALWAYS KEEP BOTH OF THEIR HEADS ABOVE WATER:)”

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Sa dulo ng kanyang post ay inamin ni Richard na isa siyang certified Catriona at Sam fan.