Paolo Bediones confirms sex video with formal complaint, sure to surmount scandal but…

Paolo Bediones is hot these days. Very hot, actually.

It’s not because he is steaming as he delivers evening news as anchor on TV5 but because of a 6-minute 43-second sex video of him and a beautiful starlet.

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Paolo Bediones

The clip, evident to be a mutual decision of the two to record their performance, as seen in their demeanors looking at the camera, circulated around social media – talked about, passed around, commented on, forwarded, shared – even landing in one of the largest porn sites tagged as among its newest/freshest videos.

Someone close to the TV personality said the video could have been made while Paolo was still with GMA as host of the reality show, Extra Challenge.

The comments about the sex video vary – from admiration (mostly by gays for the considerable size and girls for Paolo’s muscular and hairy chest) to derision (by guys who laughed at the “shortness of it” in proportion to his height, for being a lousy kisser and lack of control to have “spurted” in so short a time).

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Screen grab from the celebrated video

Some said the way they look at the TV host/anchor never changed but there were also those who said they can no longer believe him to be a news authority as he has lost credibility.

Paolo confirmed that the video is his when he filed a formal complaint before the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group saying that he was blackmailed.

According to media reports, Police Chief Inspector Jay Guillermo, head of the investigation and intelligence section of the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group, said the video was taken five years ago, based on the complaint filed by Paolo, and was stored in his laptop, which got broken and brought to a technician for repair.

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Netizens had been trying to identify the girl

After three months, Paolo received a letter blackmailing him, asking for something in return so the video won’t be uploaded on the Internet. Paolo just shrugged off the matter, thinking it would just die a natural death.

However, social media was abuzz with the sex video starting on Sunday and became the most talked about topic on Facebook and was top trending on Twitter.

According to the Police Chief Inspector, they are now tracing the links of the video to determine the source. If found guilty, the person/entity responsible for the upload will be meted out penalty for violating Republic Act 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.


TV5 stands by its news anchor Paolo Bediones

TV5, Paolo’s home network, immediately came out with a statement in support of its beleaguered anchor as the video scandal set social media ablaze.

“The recent issue involving our news anchor, Paolo Bediones, on social media is a purely personal and private matter in which TV5 had no involvement or desire to intrude.

“We accord our employees and talents all respect that are due them for their privacy and personal action or decision.

“We disapprove strongly the malicious and wanton publication of the video, an act that clearly violates pertinent cybercrime laws.

“We firmly express our support for our anchor Paolo Bediones in the face of a controversy that represents nothing more than an attempt to smear his reputation,” TV5 said in the statement.

The girl in the video, pointed out as Geraldine Catalan a.k.a. China Roces, vehemently denied on social media that she’s Paolo’s partner in the sex scandal.


Hayden Kho

The most celebrated sex video scandal has been that of Katrina Halili and Hayden Kho, which merited hearings in the Senate and the revocation of Kho’s license as physician.

Both have moved on, with Katrina becoming a mother to singer Kris Lawrence’s child and Hayden being on spiritual renewal, getting back his license.

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Katrina Halili

Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda and former Star Circle Quest finalist Neri Naig became the toast of social media last year when their sex video was leaked online. Two months later, a Part 2 (same bedroom, different angles) surfaced.


Neri Naig and Chito Miranda

Chito and Neri (who’s a TV5 talent at the time of the leak of the video until now) have surmounted the scandal. Other members of the band, though, said that because of the video their gigs and guestings have considerably decreased, thus losing big chunks of supposed revenues.

Came the Wally Bayola-EB (Eat Bulaga) Babe Yosh Rivera sex video, which made the comedian getting suspended from the popular noontime show.

He came back four months later and admitted on national TV his mistakes.

“To the audience, I’m really sorry, sorry for my mistakes. Please give me another chance,” Bayola said in Tagalog.

Wally Bayola and EB Babe Yosh

Wally Bayola and EB Babe Yosh Rivera

His partnership with Jose Manalo in Juan For All, All For Juan segment is no longer well-received as before.

In the mid-to-late ‘90s, best friends Ruffa Gutierrez and Donita Rose became embroiled with controversy over the Internet, but have surpassed the scandal with Donita even getting a job at MTV and becoming the most popular veejay in Asia and Ruffa settling in Turkey.

Donita Rose with husband Eric Villarama

Donita Rose with husband Eric Villarama

Back in the ‘70s, before the advent of Internet, social media and instant messaging, people got their feeds and info only thru radio, TV, telegram and periodicals. Movies, TV and Betamax were the supreme mediums of entertainment.

Sex scandals added spice to the sagacious Filipino palate as bomba films flooded the entertainment market.

The most celebrated sex scandal then was allegedly that of Vilma Santos and Romeo Vasquez.

Vilma, 23, was at her prime. Lover Romeo, 34, was a prominent leading man, being the ex-husband of former movie queen Amalia Fuentes.

Romeo was pointed to be the culprit for having recorded their tryst in a hotel after an awards ceremony. Called Fighting Fish by some who saw the video, it also earned Vilma another monicker – Betamax Queen.

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Vilma Santos

Others dismissed the scandal, saying it couldn’t be Vilma but just a lookalike. It was even pointed by few that they remember Marichu Perez Maceda (of the Sampaguita Pictures clan) offering P1 million to anyone who can produce the sex video clip. No one came forward.

Vilma survived that episode in her life – both personal and career. However, romance with Romeo continued on and off screen. They have done a lot of movies together from 1976 (starting with Nag-aapoy Na Damdamin) to 1983 (ending with Ayaw Kong Maging Querida). In between was their team-up with perennial rival Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III in Pinagbuklod Ng Pag-Ibig (1978).

After Romeo, Vilma got hitched by Edu Manzano, producing son Luis or Lucky. After that, she met and married Ralph Recto. And the rest, so as they say, is history.

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Paolo seen in different light now

Going back to Paolo, sure he can surmount the scandal, no doubt about it. The thing, though, is after looking at his face, eyes shift to his midsection figuring his torso, then a little fixture on his crotch, as if assessing or confirming what they saw on the video.

Another thing, as deliverer of news or doing hosting chores, he may now be seen in a different light – brighter or dimmer – depending on which angle the viewer is looking from.


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