- Nikko Natividad denied accusations against his friend and colleague, Arjo Atayde
- Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong claimed that Atayde breached COVID-19 protocols while filming in the said city
- Natividad agreed with Atayde’s camp that the actor left Baguio without permission from the local government because he needed to be rushed to a hospital in Manila
- As for the netizen who claimed that Atayde neglected his family, Natividad told her that it is wrong to spread fake news
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Nikko Natividad took to social media to defend his friend and colleague, Arjo Atayde.
Atayde is in a middle of a controversy after Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong claimed that the actor breached COVID-19 protocols while filming in the said city.
According to Magalong, Atayde left Baguio without permission and even if he tested positive for COVID-19.
The actor’s camp explained that Atayde needed to be rushed to a hospital in Manila because of a pre-existing condition and that is why they left without permission.
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As for Natividad, he agreed that Atayde was rushed to the hospital and that he did not try to escape.
Natividad also told a netizen who claimed that Atayde neglected his family that it is wrong to spread fake news.
Here are screenshots of Natividad’s posts about this issue:
Nikko Natividad is an actor, vlogger, and dancer in the Philippines. He is a member of “Hashtags,” a boy group that regularly performs on “It’s Showtime.” The Kapamilya star has a son named Aidan, who he decided to reveal to the public after initially keeping him a secret.
Nikko was not the only Hashtags member who kept parenthood a secret for a while. It can be remembered that Bugoy Cariño and his partner, EJ Laure, surprised the public when they revealed their baby on the dancer’s birthday. The two revealed that they are not affected by the bashers anymore.
Years ago, a controversy about two Hashtags members being removed for getting their partners pregnant went public. One of its members, McCoy de Leon, was among those who reacted to the issue.