- Leon Barretto recently penned an open letter for his father, Dennis Padilla
- He published the letter after the actor shared now-deleted posts about him not receiving Father’s Day greetings from Julia, Claudia and Leon
- In his emotional letter, Leon said that Dennis’ alleged false narratives have been hurting Julia and Claudia Barretto for years
- The 19-year-old son of Marjorie Barretto also urged Dennis to stop shaming him and his sisters publicly
Leon Barretto has created buzz after he posted on social media his open letter to Dennis Padilla where he addressed the issue about not greeting his father on Father’s Day.
In the letter, the son of Marjorie Barretto apologized to his father if he wasn't able to greet him a 'Happy Father's Day’ because it has always been an awkward day for them.
Mga anak nina Ruffa Gutierrez at Sunshine Cruz, nag-react sa open letter ni Leon Barretto kay Dennis Padilla
Leon also spoke up against his dad for hurting them in public through his statements and social media posts.
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The 19-year-old then went on to reveal how Dennis’ alleged false narratives cause Julia and Claudia Barretto pain.
“For years I watched my sisters get torn into pieces because of your false narratives and not once did they ever explain their side nor speak negatively about you in public. It's exhausting, papa. As the only man in the family, this is me stepping up to protect my sisters.”
Furthermore, Leon asked his father to stop shaming him and his sisters publicly.
“I need you to know that I want nothing else but to move forward in the safest and healthiest manner possible. I want peace. Can you please stop resorting to public shaming when things don't go your way?”
“I long for the day when I can greet you a 'Happy Father's Day' and I know that it comes from a place of gratitude and healing,” he added.
Read the full open letter below:
Dennis Esteban Dominguez Baldivia, better known by his screen name Dennis Padilla, is a Filipino comedian, TV host, radio broadcaster and actor. He was born on February 9, 1962 to the late actor-comedian Prudencio Baldivia and Catalina Baldivia. He is the father of popular actress Julia Barretto. Dennis already has a different family.
In a previous report by KAMI, Dennis Padilla went viral due to his now-deleted posts on June 22. In his posts Dennis said Julia, Claudia and Leon Barretto forgot to greet him on Father’s Day.
Lolit Solis took to social media to pen her frank thoughts on the subject. Manay Lolit said the celebrity father’s sentiment is understandable, yet she believes that young ones are not really fond of greeting adults on special occasions. The entertainment columnist also expressed that Dennis should have not expected greetings from the three since they are living apart.