The House of Representatives has been at the receiving end of criticisms from netizens after they invited former showbiz radio anchor Jobert Sucaldito to speak about ABS-CBN’s labor issues.
On Monday, June 29, Jobert was one of the resource speakers who shared their experience and take on ABS-CBN’s labor cases.
During the hearing, Jobert narrated how DZMM according to him illegally dismissed him from his post.
Sucaldito said it was unfair for the company to let go of his more than 17 years of service without proper process.
However, netizens called out the Congress for letting Sucaldito appear at the hearing because he wasn’t dismissed for anything but for violating the network’s ethical standards.
Tandaan natin na sinabi ni Jobert Sucaldito na tumalon na lang sa building si Nadine, dinamay pa ang kapatid niya. Tama lang na sinuspindi siya. Ingrata!
— Jerry B. Grácio (@JerryGracio) June 29, 2020
TANGINA MAY IBABABA PA PALA TONG HEARING SA ABS-CBN FRANCHISE RENEWAL. INVITED SI JOBERT SUCALDITO FEAT. PICTURE NG LALAKING NAKAJUBAD pic.twitter.com/hTR0Cfdv8A
— just sagittarius things (@scorsaguin) June 29, 2020
In his program in DZMM, Sucaldito slammed Nadine after the actress blasted entertainment columnist Ricky Lo.
In his statement, Sucaldito said it might be good if Nadine really jumped off the building if that’s what she really wanted.
“Unang una, gusto namin ipaalala sa inyong lahat mga fans ng JaDine, hindi kami ang may pakulo nitong lahat ng ito. Wala kaming alam sa buhay ng mga idols niyo. Sila ang naggawa-gawa ng mga kuwento na mali namin ay pinatulan namin kaya medyo lumaki at napag-uusapan,” he said.
“‘Di ba ‘yun naman ang gusto nila? Kuno kuno may mga labas ang pwet, naka t-back pa doon sa building tapos may nakalagay na mga caption na parang gustong tumalon. Sana tumalon na lang, kung ganun lang din naman pala,” he added.
His statement sparked outrage from netizens and fans of Nadine which caught the attention of DZMM management.
And after getting both sides of the story, DZMM decided to suspend Jobert’s contract pending further investigation.
Jobert, however, did not accept the ruling and instead went to Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, a known ABS-CBN critic and DDS supporter and filed case at the DOLE.
Meanwhile, here are other reactions from the netizens with regards to Jobert’s appearance in Congress.
You know this government is in its rock bottom when the congress invited jobert sucaldito and listened to him spit bullshit in the hearing
— Kimmy (@Heepetals) June 29, 2020
Congress says that they only want facts. And yet, they invite Jobert Sucaldito as a resource person, a person whose career has always focused on sensationalizing rumor and hearsay. So, do you think, majority of Congress still has integrity? #IbalikAngABSCBN
— Lauren (@yellowscrubs) June 29, 2020
hala bakit magsasalita si jobert sucaldito WHAT WEIGHT DOES A GOSSIP MONGER'S OPINION BEAR IN CONGRESS
— nik (@nikcelaj) June 29, 2020
The Ph Congress just hit an all time low by giving voice to Jobert Sucaldito who told a woman who has lost her brother in a suicide to jump off the building. Will this circus ever end???
— Wandering Soul (@neos_girl) June 29, 2020
jobert sucaldito discussing a jadine issue in congress is ph government's rock bottom
— owvven (@aryeseriius) June 29, 2020
Since when a rumor peddler, like Jobert Sucaldito became credible in a hearing?
The fact that he's known for spreading "tsismis and lies" is a mere reason to discredit him and strike his statements from the record.
Clearly the Congress is a fucking joke. pic.twitter.com/tS748cnUjd
— Benj (@WordsToBeFelt) June 30, 2020
Why is Jobert Sucaldito's issue with ABS in congress? Heller?! He was dismissed because of his statement pushing Nadine to commit suicide! It is never okay to ask someone to commit suicide so bakit sya putak ng putak?! #NoToABSCBNShutDown
— NayumiYzabelle (@Pammie09426786) July 1, 2020