DZMM has confirmed that Jubert Sucaldito was suspended as an anchor of DZMM’s ‘Shobuzz’ after he made comment about Nadine Lustre’s mental health to defend veteran journalist Ricky Lo who allegedly spread false information regarding the latter’s breakup with James Reid.
The entertainment reporter-columnist filed a complaint for illegal dismissal against ABS-CBN Network and DZMM including its station manager Mara Capuyan before Labor Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III on Wednesday, March 4 together with Sucaldito was Atty. Ferdinand Topacio.
Official Statement of DZMM:
Jobert Sucaldito’s contract as an anchor of the DZMM program “Showbuzz” was suspended, as is standard procedure, while he is under investigation due to the remarks he made on-air about actress Nadine Lustre’s mental health.
It is not true that he was illegally dismissed from his post. He was also given due process and was able to explain his side on the matter.
This is not the first time that Mr. Sucaldito has been investigated for violations of the network’s standards and ethics manual, the KBP Broadcast Code, and provisions of his contract.
Nevertheless, the network assures the public that his case is being handled with fairness and integrity and in adherence to the law.