Noli de Castro received criticism from the netizens after he made a side comment about the wedding of Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza.
During the closing spiel of TV Patrol, the veteran journalist surprised his co-hosts after he took a swipe against the celebration of Arjo and Maine while many people were affected by the bad weather.
“Habang kayo kinakasal, kawawa naman ang mga binabagyo,” De Castro said.
Karen Davila and Bernadette Sembrano quickly reacted to De Castro’s comment.
Despite the reaction from his colleagues, De Castro still continued giving his side comment, saying that the bad weather might be extended because of another low-pressure area that may arrive in the country in the upcoming days.
According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) 180,439 individuals were affected by the bad weather.
2,421 families were affected in Cordillera region where the star-studded wedding happened.
The journalist also said that only the poor people were affected by the bad weather.
“Ang mahirap kasi diyan ay ‘yung mga mahihirap ang nagiging biktima,” said De Castro. “Yung mayayaman at may pera, hindi.”
Congratulations to the newly-weds!
Ikinasal na sina Arjo Atayde at Maine Mendoza.
— TV Patrol (@TVPatrol) July 28, 2023
As of writing, Maine and Arjo have yet to give a response to De Castro’s side comment.