- A former television reporter was found dead inside a luxurious hotel on April 1
- Days after his death, a video was uploaded on his social media account
- It allegedly served as a strong evidence for the cause of the anchor’s death
A former news and weather anchor in TV5 was able to make a video of himself before he was found lifeless inside a room in Shangri-La Hotel, Bonifacio Global City.
KAMI learned that Joseph “Seph” Ubalde, a professional broadcast journalist, passed away on April 1 inside the bathroom of the said hotel.
The video, which he scheduled to be uploaded on April 5, just revealed that the aforementioned journalist was long-been suffering from depression.
He stated that there was a time in his life when he experienced identity crisis and he felt like no person was there to help him.
“I’m struggling with my identity and gender also. And I had no one, really, to validate me or to assure me that everything will be okay,” he stated.
"I wish I have some friends who could see clearly when I'm just pretending to be fine. I wish I had a support system in my family that doesn’t... that’s more willing to talk about mental health issues,” he added.
In the 33-minute video, Seph also emotionally confessed that everyday of his life became a struggle and that death could cause him “lesser pain.”
Accordingly, he uttered the words “see you on the other side” at the end part of the controversial video.
"What I'm trying to say is, instead of saying, 'Sayang siya, 'Ang hina niya kasi,' just say, 'I wish, I could have been there,'” he stressed.
"So, I wish I've been a better friend. I wish I’ve been a better sister or a brother," he added.
Here is the video:
In a previous article by KAMI, the other details about the sudden death of Seph were reported here.
Joseph Ubalde served as a television reporter in TV5 before becoming a columnist in Manila Times. He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Journalism.
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