Television network TV5 expressed support for Paolo Bediones amid a sex video allegedly featuring the news anchor and host making the rounds on social media.
"The recent issue involving our news anchor, Paolo Bediones, on social media is a purely personal and private matter in which TV5 has no involvement or desire to intrude," TV5 said in the statement.
"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."
Bediones' name was a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday because of the spread of a sex video allegedly featuring him and an unidentified woman.
Efforts to contact Bediones through his manager Noel Ferrer went unanswered.
Last week, reporter Alex Brosas of tabloid Bandera noted that there were industry rumors that Bediones had a video that was making the rounds online. — JST, GMA News