Actor-dancer Nikko Natividad has defended Arjo Atayde who reportedly left Baguio City despite testing positive for COVID-19.
“Hindi kame inabanduna. Nakakatawa kasi pagkakareport. At hindi rin ho tumakas. Sinugod ho sa hospital,” said Nikko on social media.
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong revealed that Arjo left the Pine City despite his condition.
Aside from Arjo, another nine members of the group also tested COVID-19 positive.
Nikko added: “Napaka buti at alaga ni arjo sa aming lahat. Kaya panong sasabihing inabanduna?”
Feelmaking Productions Inc. has apologized to Baguio City local government for the “inconvenience,” citing the need to rush the actor to the hospital.
Arjo’s mother, veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez, reposted the statement of Feelmaking Productions Inc.
“Praying for everyone’s safety and healing,” Sylvia wrote.
Arjo’s girlfriend Maine Mendoza also reacted to a netizen’s tweet.
“Hello! I am not “tolerating” him but there’s just so much you do not know about the story. And I hope he gets the chance to tell his side and the context of what had happened these past few days. I also hope you do not base your judgments solely on what you see online because you might just be seeing an angle of the real scenario.”