“Ruffa, aminin mo, ibang level ang saya dito,” is what Kris Aquino said on The Buzz on March 7 that reportedly caused co-host Ruffa Gutierrez to walk out of the show during the commercial break, reports the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP). “Well, I know, you don’t have to rub it in, Kris. Siyempre, I’m sad din, so sana huwag mo namang, you know, dagdagan,” Ruffa said before her walkout.
Ruffa is set to move to TV5 to host a show called Paparazzi, with the same time slot as The Buzz. Ruffa's mother and manager Annabel Rama told GMA-7’s Showbiz Central host Pia Guanio she had had enough of Kris's constant barbs and haughty remarks to Ruffa on the show. “Hindi ko na ma-take na every Sunday ay binabara siya lagi ni Kris, okay? Kaya lagi kami nag aaway ni Ruffa. Sabi ko, ‘Bakit hindi ka lumalaban kay Kris? Sino ba siya?”
Annabel Rama proceeded to say, "Kaya ako nananawagan sa taong bayan, huwag n’yo iboboto si Noynoy kasi hindi pa nga nananalo si Noynoy, e, ang yabang-yabang na ni Kris. Akala mo siya ang may-ari ng showbiz!”
Kris sent PEP this statement by text: “I would like to extend a loving hug to Ruffa. I viewed the tape & although I still feel I gave my comment w/ affection, maybe it made her feel even worse because she’s now moving in a new direction. We had what I believed was a good working relationship in the almost 2 years we were together on The Buzz.” She also Tweeted on Twitter: “I invite everybody to review Buzz—my comment was said w/ affection & a sense of fun. Now if they will choose to lambast my brother who wasn’t even on The Buzz, makes me wonder what the true agenda is—para siraan si Noy?”
(Photos from PEP.ph.)