Kapuso host Maine Mendoza said she is not tolerating her boyfriend, actor Arjo Atayde who left Baguio City despite being tested positive for COVID-19.
“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,” tweeted Maine on August 18.
Maine Mendoza answered a netizen who commented that she tolerated Arjo Atayde, whose team allegedly violated health protocols while filming a movie in Baguio City.
“Arjo Atayde tested positive for COVID-19 as shooting for his new film culminated in Baguio last August 16. Arjo was suffering from high fever, headaches, and difficulty in breathing.
It was the mutual decision of Feelmaking Productions Inc., Arjo’s parents, and doctors to rush the actor, who has a pre-existing medical condition, straight to a hospital in Manila on August 17.
Maine Mendoza says she’s tolerating bf Arjo Atayde for leaving Baguio after tested positive for COVID-19
We have provided assistance for nine others who tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic and are currently in quarantine. We have likewise coordinated with the local officials for the necessary safety protocols,” said Feelmaking Productions Inc.
Meanwhile, the local government of Baguio City decided to ban all film productions in the city after actor Arjo Atayde tested positive for COVID-19.
Baguio City Mayor said stop entertaining movie productions in the city amid the threats of Delta variant.
“I know their intentions are good. They want to promote the city. But they have commitments they need to deliver,” Magalong said on Wednesday, August 18.
Arjo had been filming a new movie titled Hey Joe in Baguio for almost two months.
However, Magalong said some of the movie crew left their bubble and were not following health protocols.
Magalong said Arjo Atayde leaving the city is dangerous because he could infect others since they do not know that the actor has COVID-19.