Talent manager and showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz talked about ABS-CBN veteran broadcaster Noli de Castro’s side comment to Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza’s wedding on July 28.
It can be recalled that De Castro pointed out that while many people were affected by the bad weather, Arjo and Maine were celebrating with their friends in Baguio.
“Kayo naman habang kinakasal, kawawa naman ang binagyo,” the broadcaster said.
In his online program, Diaz and his co-hosts discussed the criticisms received by De Castro from the netizens, especially from Maine’s fans.
He even questioned if De Castro contributed to the affected families of Typhoon Egay.
“Kaya ang next question ko: Ano po ang naitulong ni Ka Noli sa mga binagyo? Ano po ang naitulong ni Ka Noli bukod sa pagbabalita at pagpapaalala sa mga kababayan natin na mag-ingat? Ano po?,” Ogie asked.
He even urged the veteran journalist to be careful with his statements and protect his legacy.
“Ay naku, Ka Noli, mas maganda na mag-iwan tayo ng magagandang legacia habang tayo ay nagkakaedad at darating ang panahon na tayo ay magpapaalam sa trabahong minahal natin pero nang may dignidad,” Ogie remarked.
Fans pointed out that the newlywed urged their guests to donate to the affected families of the bad weather instead of giving them gifts.
“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 couple said.