Noli de Castro went viral on social media after he made a side comment about the timing of Maine Mendoza at Arjo Atayde’s wedding in Baguio despite the bad weather.
On July 28, De Castro said that while the two celebrities were celebrating together with their friends, many Filipinos were badly affected by the Paeng.
“Habang kayo kinakasal, kawawa naman ang mga binabagyo,” De Castro said.
Several netizens defended Maine and Arjo from the closing spiel statement made by the veteran journalist, saying that the newlywed launched a donation drive for the affected families of the bad weather.
They shared a statement from Arjo and Maine that they included on the invitation they sent to their guests about their decision to convert the gifts that they were supposed to receive from the wedding into donations.
“In lieu of presents, we would appreciate extending your help fund a donation drive that we are planning to do after our wedding. The proceeds will be distributed to a number of indigenous groups in Luzon. We will personally share the gift you are blessing us to bless other people who need it more.” the newlywed said in a statement.
As of writing, Maine and Arjo have yet to give any response to De Castro’s comment.