Jobert Sucaldito has reportedly been suspended from doing his radio show on DZMM ever since his on-air tirade on Nadine Lustre amidst news of her breakup with James Reid.
Jobert had been defending veteran entertainment writer Ricky Lo during his segment Showbuzz when he criticized Nadine for her “disrespect” in calling Ricky out on her social media. He went on to remark on Nadine’s cryptic Instagram posts at the time which had fueled the rumors of the JaDine breakup and joked that Nadine “should have just jumped” off a building.
His comment angered many fans and celebrities who then took to social media to call him out for making light of someone’s mental health. “#SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert” quickly trended on Twitter as a result which prompted him to release an apology.
More than a month after, Jobert has revealed on a Facebook post that he had not gone back to DZMM since the controversy.
“More than 1 month na akong suspended sa DZMM program naming SHOWBUZZ – WITHOUT PAY ha. Mga fans (the trolls ha – not the educated ones) lang pala ni Nadine Lustre ang makakapagpatanggal sa akin sa show na lubos na pinaniwalaan yata ng napakahusay naming station manager,” he said.
“So sad. I’d like to think that I was a very loyal Kapamilya pero ano nangyari? Nganga ang baklita! Seriously, I don’t know kung ipagdarasal ko pa sila for the renewal of the franchise. Sayang – malakas pa naman ako kay Lord,” he joked.
On a separate Facebook post, he continued: “Painful but that’s the reality. Mahirap kaya ang maging jobless for a month (di mo alam kung hanggang kailan – baka till the end of time) lalo pa’t breadwinner ka. House rental, kuryente, food, baon ng mga pinag-aaral, etc. Nabubuhay muna sa konting diskarte.”
“What’s sad about this ay kinikiyeme pa akong under investigation daw ang isyu ko ng ethics committee ng ABS-CBN pero parang iba naman ang nagaganap,” he added.
“Imagine, parang buhay ka pa ay inililibing ka na nila. How heartless of these people, di ba? How insensitive! Nalungkot ako sobra dahil 20 years akong nasa ABS-CBN and more than 17 years sa DZMM ay bigla na lang akong tatratuhing parang basura. Sinunod ko naman lahat ng inutos nila pero anong nangyari?
“Meron lang talagang mga tao sa loob na ayaw talaga sa akin at gusto akong patalsikin at mukhang kilala ko naman sila. Anong kinatatakot ninyo kung wala naman kayong mga ginagawang anomalyang alam ko, di ba? Di naman ako traidor na tao. Pag lalo niyo akong binubusalan, lalo akong pumipiglas ha. You know naman my character.
“Basta sa tama lang tayo. Sobrang bait ko, I don’t bite the hands that feed me pero pag sukdulan na, mararamdaman ninyo ang ngipin ko,” he ended.
As of writing, it has not been confirmed by the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs whether Jobert Sucaldito will come back to DZMM soon.
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