- Ben Tulfo told Arnold Clavio to “free yourself” and face the issue
- Sarah Balabagan earlier claimed that Clavio fathered her eldest child
- Tulfo said Clavio needs to explain himself because he is a public figure
Ben Tulfo urged Arnold Clavio to speak up and issue a statement following the revelations made by Sarah Balabagan.
On Bitag TV, Tulfo criticized Clavio for keeping mum on the issue and urged him to clarify the revelations raised by Balabagan. Recently, Balabagan, a former domestic helper claimed that she had an affair with Clavio and the broadcaster fathered her eldest child.
Tulfo told Clavio that he is not perfect as well but he doesn’t keep secrets from the public. He said, “Marami pa akong ginawang mas bulok sa iyo, bossing, pero my life is an open book.”
He continued that while they commit mistakes, they need to ‘talk’ because they are in the media.
“Nagkakamali tayo pareho, bossing, pero sa issue na to, kapag tayo nasa media hindi ako mangangaral sa iyo. Mas marami pa akong kasalanan na nagawa sa iyo, mas matino ka pa pero you gotta free yourself, you gotta talk. You simply put an end to it,” he said.
Tulfo went on to say that if they were in the United States, they would have faced sanctions for being involved in a sensitive issue.
He also explained that he is meddling in the issue because he is a broadcaster himself. He believes they are public figures and should explain to the people.
“At kung nakikinig man ang network mo, I think they owe something to the Filipino people because you are a public figure, may standards,” Tulfo said.
A fellow media personality who was once also a part of GMA 7, Jay Sonza, also posted an advice for Clavio. “My friend (igan) your silence is not helping you any. MAN UP. SPEAK UP OR SIMPLY VANISH.”
“Hindi kabawasan ng pagkalalaki o pagkatao ang pag-amin ng kasalanan, pagkakamali at pagkukulang. if you can’t do this, spare your colleagues at GMA from further humiliation and disrespect. Do the most honorable thing, vanish from public eye,” Sonza further posted.