Former Inquirer correspondent defends drivers’ party-list Rep. criticized by Enchong Dee, Agot Isidro for “lavish” wedding?

A certain netizen named Jefry Tupas has taken to Facebook to defend DUMPER party-list Representative (Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights) who was criticized by local celebs associated with the Kapamilya network (past and present) for wearing a designer gown on her wedding day.

According to the article from, the likes of Agot Isdro, Pokwang, Enchong Dee and Ogie Diaz joined netizens in criticizing the lavish wedding of Congresswoman Claudine Diana “Dendee” Bautista with childhood friend and schoolmate Jose French “Tracker” Lim.

Bautista is a representative of the party-list na Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights or DUMPER.

The DUMPER party-list representative wedding ceremony was held at Balesin Island Resort in Polilio, Quezon this month.

Moving forward, Tupas defended the party-list representative for wearing an expensive wedding gown because she can afford it because her parents are wealthy in Mindanao with business interest ranging from rural banking, real estate and many others.

Besides, Tupas said, the wedding was a private affair and the public have no business what she wants on her special day. Besides, her wedding has nothing to do with the sector she represents which she has represented well in Congress, Tupas argued.

Tupas added that her husband also comes from another affluent family in Mindanao and he can afford to give anything her wife fancies.

Tupas ended the FB post by suggesting to Cong Claudine to issue Agot, Enchong, Pokwang, and Ogie checks to stop them from being “inggitera at pakialamera.”

BTW, Jefry Tupas is the officer- in-charge of the Public Information And Production Division of the City Government of Davao and former correspondent for Philippine Daily Inquirer for Mindanao.

As of this writing, Enchong Dee has already deleted his, which some netizens believed, was libelous for accusing the DUMPER representative of using taxpayers money to pay for her wedding.


Let us read some of the comments from netizens below.

“That’s her money and she can damn do anything she pleases with her money. Why don’t they instead tell Mama Spaghetti how to spend the OVP’s money, which is not Mama Spaghetti’s money anyway,” wrote Tom Berenguer, a known Duterte supporter.

“Tell her to sue him. Sumusobra ang bibig ni enchong feeling magaling lol” suggested Manila Bulletin writer Krizette Chu.

You may read the full post below.

Cong. Claudine Diana Bautista Lim comes from an affluent family involved in rural banking, real estate, and many other businesses.

Her wedding was a personal affair and she deserved only the best on her special day. It didn’t have anything to do with the sector that she represents, which she has, by the way, been representing pretty well in Congress.

Cong. Claudine is married to a son of another wealthy family in Mindanao. Tracker Lim could give his wife everything she wants. Everything.

Before the pandemic, during Christmas and election season, celebrities flock to Cong. Claudine’s place for raket. Celebrities — sikat at hindi masyado sikat.

Sharon Cuneta, Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Jhong Hilario, Vhong Navarro, Arci Muños, James Reid, Enrique Gil, Jessie Mendiola, Bamboo, Yeng, Paulo Avelino, JC Devera, Yassi Presman, Aljur Abrenica, Bella Padilla, Andrew E, Julia Montes, Richard Yap, Daniel Matsunaga — ayan.

May I suggest to Cong Claudine to issue Agot, Enchong, Pokwang, and Ogie checks. Bayaran mo po ang kanilang pagiging inggitera at pakialamera.


Enchong Dee deleted his tweet. Ano na? Naaamoy ko na ang merese sis. (Refer the photo below regarding Enchong’s deleted tweet)


Source: Jefry Tupas

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