- Romnick Sarmenta and Barbara Ruaro have become one of the topics of Ogie Diaz's latest showbiz update
- In the video, Mama Loi shared that Barbara has been accused by her customers of allegedly taking their money away
- Upon hearing this, Ogie revealed that he contacted Romnick who explained their situation to the talent manager
- According to Romnick, his partner initially began online selling to save money for her pregnancy
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Romnick Sarmenta, 49, and his partner, Barbara Ruaro, have become one of the subjects of Ogie Diaz's latest showbiz update with Mama Loi.
On Wednesday, January 19, KAMI learned that Romnick's partner, Barbara, was accused by her customers of allegedly taking their money away.
In the showbiz update vlog, it was revealed that Barbara previously sold luxury bags online to save money for her pregnancy.
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According to Loi, Barbara was accused of shipping and delivering fake luxury bags as well which prompted some customers to ask for a refund.
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"Apparently, ito raw si Miss Barbie eh nangunguha ng pera para dun sa mga luxury bags na binebenta raw online. Tapos, hindi napapadala yung mga bag, di nashi-ship, or kung napadala man, peke. So ayun nga, nay, hinihingi yung refund, bayaran daw ulit sila pabalik kasi nga dun sa mga peke at tsaka di na-deliver."
"Actually, nilinaw ko ito kay Romnick, oo, dahil ka-FB ko si Romnick. Tinanong ko siya kung nagbebenta ba ng bags yung asawa niya," Ogie said upon hearing the news.
In the video, Ogie read out loud the message he received from Romnick, who confirmed that his partner did sell bags she got from her supplier before.
"Nagbebenta siya ng bags at mga pinabenta nung supplier niya. Pero napapagod na eh, ang daming scammers at bullies na bumibili. So bakit daw? Kasi nga, may nagtimbre sa akin, o may nag-message sa akin na humihingi ng tulong. Baka raw pwedeng ma-recover yung binayad niya. Eh parang pinangakuan ata sila ni Barbie na huhulug-hulugan sa ATM. So sinend ko kay Romnick, sabi naman ni Romnick, na-encounter na raw niya yung person na yun, yung nag-send sakin ng message, at minessage din daw siya nito. Ito'y last May 25, 2021."
According to Romnick, he and Barbara have already refunded a lot to their customers, while they already sent out bags to those who were willing to wait.
"'Dami na naming na-refund, sa iba pinapaliwanag naming may daily limit ang ATM transactions and we've sent out bags dun sa mga di nagpa-refund and willing to wait. Di naman kasi pwedeng mai-send yung bag sa oras na gusto nila. I say 'we' kasi since nanganak siya, tinutulungan kong mag-book ng Grab or DHL, but as far as transactions, siya lang kumakausap. Alam ko naman kapag may pumasok or refunds dahil sa account ko usually dumadaan yung iba.'"
Furthermore, Romnick revealed that he actually asked Barbara to stop selling already due to the 'budol' scheme of some customers.
'"I also asked her to stop selling to some people kasi nga ginagawan siya ng budol. Ang style, naipadala na namin yung bag, authenticated, tapos ipipilit na fake at manghihingi ng refund pero hindi isasaoli yung bags. Hindi sa ipinagtatanggol ko, pero nakikita ko kasi at gumagastos kami sa authentication at dumarating yung slip through delivery services. Meron lang talagang mga pushy, yung nagpipilit.'"
In the end, Romnick said, "Siya pa nga ang nanakawan ng malaking halaga kaya ko tinutulungan. May ilan na rin kaming ipinasa sa lawyer para kausapin dahil sumosobra na."
"Parang di naman namin sisirain ang pangalan namin sa halagang kwarenta mil," the veteran actor told Ogie.
Watch the video below:
Romnick Sarmenta is a veteran actor who became popular in the ‘90s. He and his wife Harlene Bautista called it quits after 19 years of marriage. Harlene and Romnick have five children – one boy and four girls.
As reported earlier by KAMI, Romnick Sarmenta and Barbara Ruaro confirmed that they finally met their first baby. Barbara announced about giving birth on Valentine’s Day through her Instagram Stories. It was revealed that the actress almost had 24-hour labor before the delivery. The celebrity couple is yet to reveal more details about their newborn baby.
Meanwhile, Romnick Sarmenta’s social media post about the pregnancy has already gotten viral. On Instagram, he penned a heartfelt and emotional letter for the child in Barbara’s womb. The actor expressed his hope that his new child will grow up in a peaceful world with no bullying. Furthermore, Romnick also promised his child that he, Barbara, and their “extended families” will take care of him or her.