In the morning of Tuesday, May 7, the multi-awarded film and television actress Aiko Melendez accompanied by her current boyfriend, the incumbent Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun and her attorney Carlo Bonifacio Alentajan in filing a libel case against incumbent Zambales Vice-Governor Angelica Magsaysay-Cheng at the Office of City Prosecutor in Olongapo City.
Melendez as the complainant filed a criminal charge for libel under Articles 353, 354, and 355 of the Revised Penal Code.
In the complaint affidavit, it stated that on May 2 of this year, discovered that Magsaysay-Cheng created a mobile video where it exhibited online postings on facebook and contained false, libelous and defamatory accusations against Melendez. But among the defamatory accusations, Melendez had to file the sais case after the accusation of “NO ToNarcoPolitics”.
The complainant submitted her medical certificate as attachment as Annex N, verifying the truth that she has a clean bill of health, contradicting the respondent’s allegation of illegal drug use.
Aiko’s current predicament can be remembered as Emilia Ardiente’s character, the antagonist in the TV series Wildflower and her role as Georgina in the award-winning film Rainbow Sunset.
“Parang dstiny eh. Beacause at the time, I was governor di ba? Now my boyfriend is running for vice-governor. And there was a time na nagkaroon ng kaso si Emilia Ardiente na nagkaroon ng kaso kay bumaba ako as vice-governor.
“So related na naman para naku-connect-connect ko naman. Ano ba to? Parang Deja vu? Parang Emilia Ardiente ba talaga? Ano tagpu-tagpo eh.
“Even sa Rainbow Sunset naman mayor? So lahat ng ano, biglang nangyariso parang lahat connected, politics.”
Prior to getting caught up into this situation, she was supposed to run for Councilor, but she gave way to Khonghun. She still has intentions of running in the future.