Jim Paredes, the lead singer of the well-known singing group APO Hiking Society trended online after his previous video scandal aired on the television news channel DZRH.
On July 29, during the morning news of DZRH, a clip of the 67-year old’s scandal was displayed in the report.
This incident was posted on Twitter by a concerned netizen which later went viral for its illicit broadcast.
— Kim Fajardo (@KimmyPatrol) July 29, 2020
Back in April 2019, Jim’s explicit video circulated online where he was recorded masturbating. He first denied the act and describe it as “fake” but he later admitted that he was the one in the clip and apologized for his irresponsibility. He also said that it was private and not meant for public consumption.
“The video was real. It was private, and not meant for public consumption. I do not know how it became public. I can only surmise that in this ugly season of toxic politics, muckrakers determined to neutralize my influence by violating my privacy and digging up dirt on me are at work,” he said.
On the other hand, DZRH channel is deemed to have violated the broadcasting laws for its inappropriate telecast. Regulating agencies such as the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and Kapisan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) which enforces the practical guidelines for professional and ethical broadcasting can subject the channel for violating its standards.
Following the incident, netizens called for action to the channel’s management to appropriately address the matter at hand.
WHATDA?! @dzrhnews THIS IS UNETHICAL!
1. What does Jim's private video got to do with the protest video? Bakit nandyan?
2. THAT'S A FREAKING PRIVATE VIDEO! Hindi yan for public consumption!
3. WHAT ARE YOU? A propaganda news agency?
Ang lala. Kadiri! Makasuhan sana kayo. https://t.co/XN5vjrtGBO
— Dawn Po Quimque (@MsDawnPo) July 29, 2020
@dzrhnews mga professionals ba kayo??? Wow!! This is way beyond low!!!
— Oryang (@asakusamylove) July 29, 2020
— shen lucinario (@yelnehs) July 29, 2020
How low can these people be? Grabe yung extent ng ginawa nila. Parang mga walang pinag-aralan, naturingang nasa larangan ng media. DZRH BOOOOOO!!!!!
— merrymary #OUSTYOUKNOWWHO (@muryhoy) July 29, 2020
You think @dzrhnews mapapabagsak nyo na yung pinaglalaban ng tao just by exposing that? Desperate move? What kind of propaganda is that?
— Juvy Claire Enrile (@JuvyClairEnrile) July 29, 2020
— Wandering Woman #VaccinesWork (@iAmSuperPissed) July 29, 2020
— Anj (@anjpessumal) July 29, 2020
Unfortunately, as of this writing, DZRH News has not released an official statement regarding its inappropriate telecast.
DZRH News Television is owned by Manila Broadcasting Company and has been ooperating for 13 years. Its programs comprised of MBC’s flagship radio station DZRH occupied by radio dramas and other station programs.