Is Joseph Bitangcol riding on Sandara’s popularity?

I’m not really familiar with Joseph Bitangcol so I was quite surprised to read a Korean news item about him. Apparently, he said in an interview that he’s happy with Sandara Park’s (now DARA) success and calling her as his “jeon yeoja chingu” (Hangeul: 전 여자친구) or “past girlfriend”. He also said that they keep in touch from time to time.

In a media interview yesterday, July 15, Dara vehemently denied that she is Joseph Bitangcol’s ex-girlfriend. She said that almost all talents in the Philippines are involved in a concept of what is called a “loveteam”. This is how she and Joseph were related.

Sandara Park and Joseph Bitangcol were together in a reality show called “Star Quest” in 2004. This is where Sandara first gained popularity with her famous wave and “mahal ko kayo” greeting.

Personally, I admire Sandara’s commitment to her fans in the Philippines. She has never forgotten where she came from. In fact, if you ever see the 2NE1 special on MNET she constantly mentions the Philippines. Before her launch as a member of the girl group 2NE1, she would post messages on her thread in Pinoyexchange in Tagalog!

Whether Sandara and Joseph really had a relationship before, I think the guy should have some pride in himself by not riding on Sandara’s popularity.

Source: The Union Press

41 thoughts on “Is Joseph Bitangcol riding on Sandara’s popularity?

  • July 16, 2009 at 6:10 pm
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    akala ko talagang naging sila? O: howell. showbiz.

    pero masaya akong malaman na hinde parin nakakalimutan ni DARA ang Phil.. dahil till now suportado parin sya ng mga pinoy. (:

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    • July 16, 2009 at 8:03 pm
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      akala ko rin talagang naging sila… pero OA kasi ng ibang fans

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  • July 17, 2009 at 7:44 am
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    talaga namang naging sila eh.denial?I’ve watched their interviews sa the buzz before, baby pa nga tawagan nila. Pag sumikat n tlga, iba na. Dami pa nila tampuhan kaya lgi clang isue before.Bka kc sbhin wla sa standard ng korea ang naging Bf nya. at wala din sa standard ng parants nya.you’ve been to korea for so long time, and you know the standards of Korean girls when it comes to boys.eh c Joseph namn kc mala- maalaala mo kaya ang story life, mula sa barbecue to being an artista. syenpre iba na sa Korea, denial na ang lola mo.hay buhay.

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  • July 17, 2009 at 11:43 am
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    I agree with ask…
    I also watched their interviews before…and it’s true na naging sila.
    Sandara or DARA is not being true to herself. Yes, she’d been mentioning Phil. from the start,,,and most of her answers were unfavorable to Filipinos. She’d even said foul words before against us.(Like, marumi ang Pilipinas…lam nyo kung sino ang nagsabi sa akin, ung friend kong Korean na napanuod ang interview nya, pati friend ko nainis sa ugali nya!)

    Ewan ko ba sa mga Pilipinong ito kung bakit nila tinatangkilik ang hindi naman Pilipinong artista. Kung may maganda yang credibility as a celebrity actress sa Pinas e di sana maraming offers/contracts for her…e di ba nilangaw naman sya?—ang dahilan,,ang interview nya dito.

    KUNG TITINGNANA NAMAN PARANG SALINGPUSA LANG SYA SA 2NE1. mostly sa mga lines ng songs, nila onti lang napupunta sa kanya pati sa steps napaka-weak nya. She’s the least of them all when it comes into talent…
    Wag po kayo magagalit sa akin, cute naman sya and magaling umarte… I just thought that she needs to practice more…
    Anyway, I wish her more goodlucks!

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  • July 18, 2009 at 7:06 am
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    sana lang magpakatotoo c sandy,naalala ko yung interview nya nung sinabi nya na si joseph ang luv nya at d c hero..hay nkakadismayang marinig yan, i like ur group p nman ngaun pero agree ako n prang saling pusa k nga lng dun ang konti lgi ng lines mo hu..hu..

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  • July 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm
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    SANDY still looks pretty now. ganun? bat di sha nagsasabi ng totoo. True, di talaga sha nagpakatotoo..
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  • July 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm
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    if sandara did deny her past relationship with joseph, then maybe she has a reason for doing that. A bad break-up or maybe she was misunderstood, I don’t know..
    Besides so what.

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  • July 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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    naging cla po… kawawa si joseph dineny..

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  • July 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm
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    yup, naging cla nga. and i do also watch ung mga interviews nila nun s the buzz, and andmi pa nga pinakikita na pics nila on t.v. during the days na naging cla. mas bagay cla ni hero nun, kasi c hero mukhang korean din. un nga lang nagka problem cla nun, kya lumipat ng 7 c hero. pero hindi dapat nagdeny c sandy. di ba.

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  • July 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm
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    i’m happy for sandara. yun lang.

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  • July 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm
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    maybe there’s a reason why sandara denied her relationship with joseph. i strongly believe that she and joseph was an item before. and if i remember correctly, they even admitted it on tv, on a showbiz talk show. i was guessing the reason behind the denial is that it might affect her career right now. oh well, i just hope this news will not create a mess in their own respective careers (if ever joseph bitangcol has one right now.) peace!

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  • July 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm
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    Ang alam ko rin naging sila. Kawawa naman si Joseph.=( O totoo kayang gawa-gawa lang yun para sumikat sila? Haaay. Showbiz.O_O

    Anyways, I’m also happy for Sandara (or Dara O_O) dahil narating na nya yung inaasam nya siguro dati. She’s really better off in Korea. I must admit ayaw ko talaga sa kanya nung andito sya sa pinas.. pero dahil maganda ang songs ng 2ne1, nagustuhan ko na sya. haha.XD

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    • July 22, 2009 at 12:56 am
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      CLAP CLAP! Maganda nga songs ng 2NE1. WAHAHAHA! \:D/

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  • July 22, 2009 at 1:12 am
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    i like 2NE1 but yeah…when it comes to talent, Sandara can’t be compared to the other three…Park Bom really has a good voice, MinJi can dance well, and CL can rap really well, and is a great dancer too!!! but Sandara’s voice, has no power…she can dance but not so well either…she’s really cute though…and she stands out for her hairstyle…^_^

    anyway, i guess with more practice she can get better…good luck girls!!! keep it up~!!! ^_^

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  • July 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm
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    maybe decision ng management ni sandara.. or maybe bitter pa siya kay joseph, kasi di ba rumors before na nung umuwi siya ng Korea, nagkaron ng something si Joseph and Michelle (batchmate nila Star Circle) habang sila pa rin ni Sandy? haha.. Pero cute ng 2NE1. Wagi yung mga hairstyle nila!

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  • July 22, 2009 at 5:51 pm
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    i’m pretty sure Dara is being forced to deny everything.. she WAS together with Joseph. they practically declared it on national television. i even saw an interview when they claimed that their terms for endearment were “ma” and “pa” and there’s a picture of dara congratulating joseph on his birthday with the words “congratulation on your 22nd bday, pa”

    it was real. they were a real couple. but then again, this is the entertainment industry. they’ll have to keep up with it. i just don’t see the point of not admitting that, yeah, they were a couple YEARS ago. it’s in the past, so why hide it?

    i just hope this will blow over, though.. i feel bad for dara. she usually gets all the bashing from netizens. poor girl
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  • July 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm
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    kahit dinenay nya c sep ok lang yun di naman cla bgay… bat snabi nyo na kunti lang ang lines nya sa kanta e clang apat alternate naman yung pgkanta nila.. pantay-pantay lang.

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  • July 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm
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    Understand ko rin naman kung bakit sya nag-deny…
    In Korea:
    -kung nainvolve la sa isang relationship, then suddenly
    ng-break kayo, it’s a failure on your part.
    -kung nasa estado ka ng pagkasikat it’s natural na idenay
    ang alam na makakasira sa career. Like ung pagkakaroon ng
    past relationship. (maraming reason kung bakit nakakasira
    ang pagkakaroon ng isang boyfriend lalo pa’t Pilipino)
    -kung nafifeeling down ka dahil sa competition sa isang
    group mo like Sandy. Kung titingnan kasi parang sya lang
    ang week pagdating sa singing at dancing.
    -kung napakaraming issue mo nang pngdadaanan, aamin ka pa
    ba? I mean isa sa batik sa career ni Sandy ang pagpopose
    sa Uno Magazine, which is not really acceptable sa Korean
    custom. Lalo pa’t buto’t balat naman sya nung nagpose.

    FOR ME, I’LL SUPPORT HER DAHIL HINDI NAMAN TALAGA SILA BAGAY NI JOSEPH. KASI BAKIT NAMAN NAGPAPAUTOT PA YANG JOSEPH NA YAN EH TAPOS NA NAMAN ANG LAHAT SA KANILA NO. HINDI BA SYA NAHIHIYA SA BALAT NYA NA NAKIKISAKAY SYA SA POPULARIDAD NI SANDY. ITIGIL NA NILA ANG PAGPAPALABAS NG KUNG ANU ANONG ISSUE INSTEAD SUPORTAHAN SYA.

    KRUNGKRUNG NUNA HWAITING!!!!fIGHTING PALA!!!

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  • July 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm
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    Kung titingnan kasi parang sya lang
    ang week pagdating sa singing at dancing.
    —-WEAK PO TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR LANG!

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  • July 26, 2009 at 10:32 pm
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    mga etchusera! hahaha…

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  • July 30, 2009 at 5:43 pm
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    heller duh! yg will not put her in 2ne1 if he didnt see something on her! hay nako yung mga galit kay sandy better watch 2ne1 tv!

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  • August 3, 2009 at 1:06 am
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    after SCQ sandara-hero love team was so hot especially for the teenage population. the reason why hero angeles-sandara park team up never worked is because sandara was madly in love with joseph. i really don’t watch her but i have seen few interviews of this young lady claiming that they are indeed a pair.
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  • August 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm
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    sandara is telling the truth. im just so happy not she’s not with that sh_t abscbn. they were made believe couple. they were never on. sandara is not in love with that guy. if fans only knew how hard it was for sandara being suffocated with abs. im so glad she gain that freedom on 2007. thank God sandy never hold any grudges against that sh_t network.

    take care

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  • August 10, 2009 at 11:35 pm
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    Hello.
    At first, Thank you for posting this in English.
    I’ve ever heard that joseph was real her boyfriend before.
    but It was not ture. right?
    Plz, somebody tell me Sandara’s story in the Philippines of the past.
    I’m Korean. so I dont have any info about that. and I realy wonder that.
    Btw, those comments….make me sad. I dont know Tagalog.
    Is there anybody who can translate them for me.^^
    I just want to be IN your conversation. (^_^)
    See you.^^

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    • September 17, 2009 at 3:04 am
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      sandara park and joseph bitangcol were in a relationship , he is a fellow star circle quest talent but she was teamed up with hero angeles and later their loveteam faded around the time sandara announced she wanted a new leading man, that’s the time the showbiz news broke out that joseph was her boyfriend, whether it was real or faked by their talent agency, they appeared to be really in a relationship.

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    • June 4, 2010 at 11:29 am
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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8plFXD3FL4

      the link above is a video of dara in a show in philippines… she was asked if she wants to greet anyone and she said Joseph is still sleeping.. i know it does not directly say that he is her boyfriend but it’s up to you to interpret it.. for me, the fact that she wasn’t asked about joseph and she said that she can’t greet him cos he’s still sleeping means that he is a very important person to her.. and how did she know that he was still sleeping?? she said that it’s because he hasn’t replied to her text yet.. it could be that they text each other often..

      and in an interview of her when she came back to philippines (i think it was on 2007 or 2008 ) she was asked if she missed joseph and she said that (maybe their relationship) was a long time ago.. and when she was asked if she STILL LOVES HIM she said maybe as a friend.. she didn’t exactly say that they were never in a relationship nor that she never loved him in the first place..

      i am just saying my opinion.. it’s up to you how you want to interpret these..

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  • August 11, 2009 at 10:19 am
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    Ang alam ko din naging sila, may interview pa nga si sandy dati na sinabi nya sa press na andami mga badings na nagkakagusto kay Joseph at nagbibigay ng mga gifts. sabi pa nga nya na sa kanya lang si joseph.

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  • August 19, 2009 at 5:03 pm
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    hahaa..
    wawa c JOSEPH..

    ganyan na xa porke’t ckat na c sandara ngaun!!

    BOO JOSEPH, BOO!

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  • September 14, 2009 at 7:12 pm
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    wheeewww!!! grabe ang galing ng grupo na yan. 2NE1!!! astig at ang cute nilang lahat. i hope na magtagal ang grupo na yan forever! :)) akala ko ba na naging sila?! hehehe… asanezs!!! =D piz!

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  • September 14, 2009 at 7:13 pm
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    kawawa na naman c joseph!!! ahahaha… joke lang! =))

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  • September 19, 2009 at 11:05 am
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    i think, and from what ive seen in youtube.com, pantay-pantay nman cla sa 2ne1.. sa I DONT CARE na song taas ng part ya db.. and even sa FIRE.. but we must admit that park bom has the very good voice sa knilang lahat.. but sandy is doind her best.. watch her sa VIDEO nila sa isang radio station performance nila ng IN THE CLUB.. ganda xa dun! and the voice, ok na ok.. 🙂

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  • February 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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    lol.. lmao what do you expect being a star, of course if you want to stay at the lime light you should go in the flow. even its is true or not having a relationship with joseph it is bot matter anymore, digging her past will not help her career right now, beside i believe joseph should shut up his mouth, sandara park and dara in korea whatever ,, but i love 2ne1 she’s maybe the weak in the group but admit it, many love her cos her true to herself she work’s hard for what she’s been right know.. kansamida..^^ peace

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  • February 20, 2010 at 12:31 am
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    @ask and maya i both agree with your statements
    kinakahiya mo si JOSEPH BITANGCOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NAPAKAPOGI NYA KUMPARA MO KAY LEEMIN HO HAHAHA
    joke
    anyway meron ba kayong link ng video na sinabi nya un sa interview na marumi ang pinas at etc

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  • March 5, 2010 at 3:08 am
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    Mr. Superjoon..

    If you want to know the truth make a way to ask sandara..

    Sandara Park..

    Do you believe in a thing called karma?.. I wanna believe you don’t really mean to deny your past relationship with Joseph Bitangcol.. You guys have friends.. for sure they’re affected with this denial issue.. Patunayan mong di ka tanga.. Isipin mong mabuti sa pagtatanggi mo kay Joseph, would that make any sense?..

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  • June 4, 2010 at 10:55 am
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    ang alam ko rin naging sila.. i was a massive fan of theirs.. nung asa philippines pa ako which i think was when i was 9 or 10 years old, ang alam ko sila.. kahit nga nung andito n ko sa england inaabangan ko parin sila.. nagulat nga ko nung dineny daw ni dara.. kahit noon pa very big fan n ko ni sandy.. ewan ko ba, past yata ni sandy super big issue sa korea.. katulad n rin nung sexy pictures nya at may nabasa pa ako about dun n ang sabi daw ni sandy na napilitan lang sya gawin yon at akala nya mini skirt lang daw at hindi nya alam na bikini.. di rin ako naniwala dun.. parang pinipilit sya na pagtakpan ang past nya..

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  • June 4, 2010 at 11:24 am
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8plFXD3FL4

    the link above is a video of dara in a show in philippines… she was asked if she wants to greet anyone and she said Joseph is still sleeping.. i know it does not directly say that he is her boyfriend but it’s up to you to interpret it.. for me, the fact that she wasn’t asked about joseph and she said that she can’t greet him cos he’s still sleeping means that he is a very important person to her.. and how did she know that he was still sleeping?? she said that it’s because he hasn’t replied to her text yet.. it could be that they text each other often..

    and in an interview of her when she came back to philippines (i think it was on 2007 or 8) she was asked if she missed joseph and she said that (maybe their relationship) was a long time ago.. and when she was asked if she STILL LOVES HIM she said maybe as a friend.. she didn’t exactly say that they were never in a relationship nor that she never loved him in the first place..

    i am just saying my opinion.. it’s up to you how you want to interpret these..

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  • May 6, 2012 at 8:50 am
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    THEY WERE A COUPLE. JOSEPH WAS HER EX-BOYFRIEND! FYI, THEY EVEN SPILLED IT OUT ON TV AND I SAW THEM ONCE IN PERSON, ROAMING AROUND GREENBELT3 IN MAKATI. IT WAS JUST THE TWO OF THEM AND BOTH WERE WEARING WHITE!! “LOVERS COLOR OF THE DAY HUH?” INDEED DATING!:D

    I AM JUST SO DISAPPOINTED TO SANDARA’S ANSWER. I AM A BIT FAN OF HER BUT “WHAT’S PAST, IS PAST” RIGHT? IF HER FANS TRULY LOVE HER, THEY WILL SURELY UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING. SO WHY WORRYING? THIS WRITE UP IS REALLY AN EPIC FAIL! VERY WRONG! AND IT MADE JOSEPH THE “LAUGHING STOCK” SOOOOOOOO BAD… TSK TSK TSK

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  • February 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm
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    I’m not into showbiz news but I clearly remember that she admitted to being in a relationship with Joseph B. I don’t see the point in covering this up. It will come out eventually.

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  • July 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm
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    Intindihin nlang po natin. Baka nman po inutos yun ng YG Entertainment kaya nagawang i-deny ni Sandara (Dara) si joseph.. I mean, syempre po alam nman natin ang show business lalo na sa Korea, iniisip nila ng mabuti kung ano ang mga ilalabas nilang impormasyon.. Kung makakaapekto ba ito sa career ng talents nila or hindi. Lalo na ngayong nasa peek ng career nya si Dara ng 2ne1 at idagdag pa na maraming international at Korean fans ang maaaring magreact kasi may ipina-partner din silang ibang idol kay Dara (tulad ni DongHae ng Super Junior). Yun lang po. Let’s see the both sides na lang.. Although, maaapektuhan din dito ang image ni Joseph.. Oo nga, totoo na na-deny sya. Wag rin naman sana natin sisihin si Sandara dahil hindi natin alam ang buong storya sa likod ng mga camera at interviews. Yun lamang po. Salamat.

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