TV5, Kapatid Network news anchor Paolo Bediones trends on Twitter amid the 6-minute-44-second bed scene video allegedly featuring Bediones and an unidentified woman.
As of posting time Bediones has not yet released his statement regarding the said video.
Online comments have flooded the internet, some are still looking for the source link. One statement says it is Extra Challenge for Paolo Bediones. Another one says, “At least we are now aware that Paolo Bediones is not a gay.”
“Bakit kasi kailangan pa nilang videohan ang mga ganun bagay that should be personal,” an online comment says. “Hindi ba sila nadala dun sa nangyari kina Chito-Neri, Wally-Yosh, Hayden-Katrina etc. Sira na ang image tapos malaking kahihiyan sa mga nakapaligid sa inyo especially sa pamilya nyo mismo.”
TV5 management released a statement supporting the news anchor. “The recent issue involving our news anchor, Paolo Bediones, on social media is a purely personal and private matter in which TV5 has no involvement or desire to intrude,” TV5 said.
“We accord our employees and talents all respect that are due them for their privacy and personal action or decision.”
“We disapprove strongly the malicious and wanton publication of the video, an act that clearly violates pertinent cybercrime laws.”
“We firmly express our support for our anchor Paolo Bediones in the face of a controversy that represents nothing more than an attempt to smear his reputation,” TV5 noted.