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an excerpt from an article by Mario Bautista, Freehand, The Manila Times, 5 October 1998, Section B page 9

A veteran scribe points out that ABS-CBN showbiz talk shows seem to be on a demolition job in making unsavory exposes about GMA-7 talents. Among the GMA stars who has been the target of their attacks is Dingdong Dantes of "T.G.I.S.," accused of stealing the ATM card and savings of his former girlfriend, an ABS-CBN talent.

The veteran scribe further states: "May katwiran silang ma-insecure with Dingdong dahil mas may potential sumikat ito kaysa sa mga young actors nila sa Star Circle like Rico Yan, Marvin Agustin and Diether Ocampo na puro kulang sa dating."

Dingdong Dantes' loveteam with Antoinette Taus in T.G.I.S. got a big boost when they were also paired on the big screen in "I'm Sorry My Love."

He is puzzled as to why ABS-CBN talent Audrey Vizcarra seems bent on ruining his reputation.

"Ewan kung sino ang nagsulsol sa kanya," he says.

"But God knows hindi ko kinuha ang ATM card niya, lalo na ang pera niya. And we became on long before we joined show business."

Could it be that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?

"Maayos naman kaming nagsplit noon," he says. "Basta ako, malinis ang konsenya ko." A scribe who has known Dingdong from way back says he comes from a well-to-do family. "Hindi ang type niya ang magte-take advantage ng babae," adds the scribe.