Jay Sonza challenges Arnold Clavio to ‘man up’ after Sarah Balabagan exposé
MANILA, Philippines — Jay Sonza gave pieces of advice for fellow broadcaster Arnold Clavio amid the Sarah Balabagan issue.
“My friend (igan) your silence is not helping you any. MAN UP. SPEAK UP OR SIMPLY VANISH,” Sonza wrote on his Facebook account.
Clavio became a trending topic on social media this week after former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Sarah Balabagan revealed that he is the father of her first born.
The GMA news anchor, however, has remained silent on the issue as of press time. While Sarah’s revelation was trending early this week, he posted about his new hairdo in his Instagram account.
Sonza also advised Clavio to admit his mistake from the past.
“Hindi kabawasan ng pagkalalaki o pagkatao ang pag-amin ng kasalanan, pagkakamali at pagkukulang. If you can’t do this, spare your colleague at GMA from further humiliation and disrespect. Do the most honorable thing, vanish from public eye,” Sonza wrote on the comments section of his post.
In another post, Sonza posted an excerpt from the country’s child abuse law.
“FYI. Violation of RA 7610 o Child Abuse Law kapag gumawa ka ng kalapastanganan laban sa isang below 18 years old,” Jay wrote.
Although Balabagan did not mention her age when she was allegedly impregnated by Clavio, social media users speculate that she was 17 years old when it happened.
Lolit Solis defends Arnold Clavio over Sarah Balabagan issue
GMA broadcaster Arnold Clavio / Arnold Clavio via Instagram, screenshot / Jan Milo Severo – Philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines — Veteran entertainment columnist Lolit Solis defended Kapuso broadcaster Arnold Clavio on the issue of allegedly fathering the first born of former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Sarah Balabagan.
In her Instagram account, Lolit posted a photo of Arnold, saying that the issue is not new.
“Si Arnold Clavio naman ang nasa news Salve. Katawa dahil matagal ng issue iyan na paulit ulit na lang binubuksan pag gusto ‘buwisitin’ si Arnold,” the talent manager said.
“Isa sa pinaka mahusay at fair radio journalists natin si Arnold Clavio, iyon private life niya hindi kahit kelan naka interfere sa kanyang fair judgement at mga komentaryo,” she added.
Lolit also said that the issue is not enough to destroy the credibility of the veteran broadcaster.
“Hindi iyan isang lumang issue ang puwede sumira sa kredibilidad ng isang Arnold Clavio.Kung anuman ang tutoo, kung anuman ang gusto nila palabasin sa pagbubukas ng isang private na bagay sa buhay ng isang tao, this time sure ako papalpak ang plano nila kay Arnold Clavio,” she said.
She also advised Arnold’s critics to leave him alone.
“He is a good man, a good person doing his job, hayaan natin siya. Kaya mo iyan Arnold, ikaw pa, Idol kita noh,” she said.
Sarah recently revealed in a Facebook Live video that Arnold is the father of her first born.
Social media users blasted Arnold for flaunting his new hairdo amid the issue.