Veteran entertainment columnist and talent manager Lolit Solis defended Arnold Clavio amid the controversy that the Kapuso news anchor is currently facing.
Former overseas Filipino worker Sarah Balabagan recently identified Clavio as the father of her eldest child in a controversial confession on Facebook.
Following the big revelation, Clavio has since been the subject of criticisms online.
Solis took to social media to defend Clavio, saying that the issue has been around for a long time already and is being rehashed repeatedly to “annoy” the broadcaster.
“Si Arnold Clavio naman ang nasa news Salve. Katawa dahil matagal ng issue iyan na paulit ulit na lang binubuksan pag gusto ‘buwisitin’ si Arnold,” wrote Solis.
She said that Clavio’s private life never interfered with his “fair judgment and commentaries” as a journalist.
“Isa sa pinaka mahusay at fair radio journalists natin si Arnold Clavio, iyon private life niya hindi kahit kelan naka interfere sa kanyang fair judgement at mga komentaryo.”
Solis also claimed that the controversy cannot tarnish Clavio’s credibility.
“Hindi iyan isang lumang issue ang puwede sumira sa kredibilidad ng isang Arnold Clavio. Kung anuman ang tutoo, kung anuman ang gusto nila palabasin sa pagbubukas ng isang private na bagay sa buhay ng isang tao, this time sure ako papalpak ang plano nila kay Arnold Clavio.”
She then gave more encouraging words to Clavio, who has yet to issue a statement on the matter.
“He is a good man, a good person doing his job, hayaan natin siya. Kaya mo iyan Arnold, ikaw pa, idol kita noh!”