Radio host slams GMA News anchor Arnold Clavio: “Alam mo sa sarili mo nag cause ka ng mass hysteria jan sa IG post mo.”

Radio host Mark Lopez slammed GMA news anchor Arnold Clavio on Facebook for posting irresponsible and unverified allegations on Instagram.

But before that, Lopez has something to say on Clavio’s innuendo that the Mark Lopez calling him out on FB is a troll account. “Totoong account ako. I re-activate mo ulet FB mo para ma validate mo.”

Clavio earned the ire of Lopez for claiming that a total of 10 covid patients per day died in Metro Manila hospitals. Worse, Clavio claimed the DOH instructed the Metro Manila hospitals to stop counting covid-19 deaths.

Lopez lamented that Clavio, a veteran journalist with extensive network, should have known better by practicing due diligence before making such claim that caused panic and hysteria in social media.

Lopez said a veteran journalist like Clavio could only produce low quality journalistic work is highly disappointing.

Lopez remarked that Clavio, despite his good intention, did not help at all. Instead, he simply fuel the fear and triggered the hysteria.

You may read Mark Lopez original FB post below.

Mr Arnold Clavio,

Totoong account ako. I re-activate mo ulet FB mo para ma validate mo.

Alam mo sa sarili mo nag cause ka ng mass hysteria jan sa sa IG post mo. Ikaw mismo defensive sa first sentence pa lang.

Beterano ka na Sir. Nakausap ka ng frontliner tapos yun na yun? Pumunta ka ba sa East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC)? Tinawagan mo ung Medical Director to validate? Ang lawak ng network mo Sir. Hanggang sa Secretary ng DOH madali mo matatawagan. In fact, si Sec Duque na nga nag reach out sa iyo eh, at ayan – offically dineny ang claim mo. Isipin mo gumawa ka ng unnecessary na gulo at kailangan ngayon magbuhos pa ng time, effort and resources ang mismong DOH Sec because of your irresponsible post.

Eh ano ba ang totoo? Ayan, sabi sa CNN article kung saan may interview sa EAMC spokesperson at MD nila na, yes may mga patay duon, at umabot daw ng 20 ang pinakamataas, eh 5 lang ang capacity ng morgue nila. As of kahapon, 6 daw ung natitirang unclaimed. (https://www.cnnphilippines.com/…/east-avenue-hospital-morgu…)

And sabi ng EAMC spox, wala dun sa patay ang validated na COVID-19 positive.

Government Hospital ang EAMC. Hindi na bago jan yang mga istorya ng unclaimed na patay na naiipon. Alam mo ang estado nyan kahit walang Covid-19 eh ganyan ang sitwasyon.

Oo, nanghihingi sila ng mga cadaver o body bags. Kasi nga, dahil walang freezer, kailangan nila DOBLEHIN ang pagbalot sa mga patay. And kaya may sulat kay Senator Bong Go is because INA ANTICIPATE NILA na dadami ang magiging kaso ng unclaimed because of the COVID-19 scare.

Pero ang IG post mo, ano banner image na nakalagay? 10 DEATHS/DAY! Eh jan palang sablay ka na.

Ibabandera mo kausap mo frontliners? Ganun ba yun? Yun na yun? Ganyan kalalim ang quality of work mo?

Again, I need to harp na seasoned journalist ka and you could have treated this story in a most appropriate context, especially in a time na people are very much afraid and paranoid about Covid-19.

Eh what you did is fuel the fear and triggered the hysteria.

Of course, style mo na yan dati pa with your blind items and all, pero naman, iba ang situation ngayon.

Ewan ko Mr Clavio, pero kung akala mo nakatulong ka eh personally, iba ang opinion ko.

Nanggugulo ka.

Respectfully yours,

Mark Lopez

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