THE Court of Appeals (CA) upheld its ruling ordering actress Rosanna “Osang” Roces to pay P3.1 million in damages for breach of contract she signed with an aesthetic clinic in 2004.
In a resolution, the CA denied the motion for reconsideration filed by Roces, Jennifer Molina in real life.
In its ruling last 2018, the CA upheld the ruling of the Quezon City regional trial court (RTC) which found Roces guilty of breach of contract and should pay damages to Forever Flawless Face and Body Center.
“As correctly held by the RTC, fundamental is the principle that a contract is the law between parties. Absent any showing that its provisions are contrary to law, morals, good customs, public order, or public policy, it (contract) should be enforced to the letter,” the CA decision stated.
“A perusal of the Motion for Reconsideration reveals that there are no new and substantial issues raised therein which have not been judiciously passed upon by this court,” the CA said.
Records showed that Roces got 2,500 shares from Forever Flawless in exchange for her promoting, endorsing, marketing, and advertising services.
She endorsed the clinic’s services and products, including the treatments done by Dr. Victoria “Vicki” Belo.
Later, Roces decided to sell her shares for P1.5 million and Forever Flawless agreed to buy them out.
There was a condition on the part of Roces that she would not malign or discredit Forever Flawless and its services, products, and its stockholders and officers.
Forever Flawless filed a complaint when Roces appeared in television interviews accusing Belo of conducting “flawed liposuction procedure.”
At the same time, Roces claimed that Forever Flawless’ customers suffered burned faces and skin.