MANILA, Philippines- Last year, ABS-CBN News anchor Noli De Castro, along with Korina Sanchez, was criticised for making rude comments about Japan and typhoon Ruby.
Now, the veteran journalist is once again involved in another controversy, this time with ABS-CBN news anchor Winnie Cordero.
Reportedly, De Castro acted rudely to Cordero while she was covering the preparations for the feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo on TV Patrol on Monday, January 5.
After Cordero’s report, De Castro, a known devotee of the Black Nazerene, expressed his opinion regarding the ambulant vendors particularly those selling fishballs in Quiapo during the feast.
“Sana wag sumama o wag sumabay ang mga ambulant vendors, yung mga nagka-kariton, sa mga deboto. Yun ang ipinakikiusap naten kahit nung isang taon pa kay Mayor Erap pero wala din, hindi naman nasunod.”
Cordero tried to explain the city administrator’s side regarding the issue but De Castro quickly cut her.
When Cordero had the chance to clarify the matter, De Castro once again interrupted her.
Watch the full video here:
Many netizens on Twitter and Youtube expressed their disappointment on the news anchor.
Youtube user Jeff Sorioso commented: “Very unprofessional. News anchor should not be allowed to blurt out their opinions, that’s biased reporting!! Kawawa naman si winnie.”
Twitter user Gerome Vallejos wrote: “anong problema ni Noli de Castro, napahiya tuloy si Winnie Cordero…akala mo naman kung sinong perpekto…”
Another Twitter user commented: “Napahiya si winnie cordero dun ah! Grabe pagka anti-erap ni noli de castro. Si winnie nagrereport pero di pinagsalita ni noli @TVPatrol”