Several netizens couldn’t stop themselves from reminding Arnold Clavio about his past relationship with Sarah Balabagan amid the criticism thrown by the broadcaster against former President Rodrigo Duterte.
It can be recalled that Clavio made criticisms against Duterte and even urged President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. to hold the former chief executive liable for defamation.
“Bilang presidente , karapatan mong ipagtanggol ang sarili mo sa maling akusasyon at panahon nang seryosohin sa Pilipinas ang kaso ng paninirang puri. Wala ng immunity from suit ang dating Pangulo at sa korte na niya patunayan ang totoo sa kanyang paratang,” Clavio said.
Some supporters of Duterte responded to Clavio by reminding him about Balabagan.
In 2020, Balabagan admitted that she had a child with Clavio, which a result of their secret relationship when she was still 17 years old.
“Inaamin ko po na ang ama ng aking panganay ay si Arnold Clavio, alam ko po na nagkasala ako sa kanyang may bahay,” said Balagbagan.
“Alam niyo po simula noong nagkaroon kami ng relasyon ni Arnold ang payo niya sakin lagi ay ‘walang aminan, kahit anong mangyari wag kang aamin, napaniwala niya ako,” she added.
Clavio never directly address the claims made by Balabagan, fueling the speculations that the former OFW was telling the truth.