Netizens on Arnold Clavio: ‘#medyorude’

Stacy De Jesus
Arnold Clavio trends on Twitter again. This time it's over how he treats the lawyer of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles.

MANILA, Philippines – Wondering why television news anchor Arnold Clavio is trending on social media?

TRENDING. Screenshot from Twitter at 7pm of November 5, 2013

He caught the ire of not a few people because of the way he conducted an interview on television with Atty Alfredo Villamor, the lawyer of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. 

In the interview, Clavio got frustrated that Villamor, who said he represented Napoles only for her serious illegal detention case, was not in the position to answer questions regarding the pork barrel scam. 

Sino na ho ba dapat talaga ang kausapin namin dito?” asked Clavio. (Who should we talk to?)

“When it comes to the serious illegal detention case po, as I’ve said, ako po ‘yung lawyer. Pagdating po sa PDAF, hindi po ako ang abogado…” replied Villamor. (When it comes to the serious illegal detention case, as I’ve said, I am the lawyer. When it comes to the PDAF, I am not the lawyer.)

Clavio interrupts, “Kaya nga po binabalikan ko po… Pang-sira ka ng araw. Kaya nga sinasabi ko ‘yung illegal detention case, attorney… Kayo ho ba opisyal na humaharap na katawan niya ? Abogado kayo ‘dun? (Villamor tried to speak) Binago ko na nga. Tatawa-tawa ka pa.” (That’s why I went back. You’re a day ruiner. That’s why I’m saying on the serious illegal detention case, attorney… Are you her official representative? Are you her lawyer for that? … I changed it. You’re even laughing.”

Watch the full interview below here:

Netizens thought he was “#medyorude (a bit rude) and “#medyobadboy (a bit of a bad boy) to the lawyer.

Rappler did a quick search on social media listening tool Radian6 and found out that the online sentiment is mostly negative. 

NOT GOOD. Sentiment online is mostly negative. Screenshot from Radian6

See more recent conversations on social media about Clavio below.  


Some supporters of TV personality and comedian Vice Ganda took the opportunity to bring up the time when Clavio scolded the former for a rape joke that involved his colleague Jessica Soho.

Bakit mo binibiktima ang mga taong seryoso sa trabaho nila?” (Why are you victimizing people who are serious about their work?), he asked Vice Ganda on May 28.

On March 14, 2012, he also trended on Twitter for an anti-Azkal remark he made on the same show.

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