Jose Manalo's Statements Regarding Wally Bayola Are FakeThe management of "Eat Bulaga" clarified news spreading around that Jose Manalo spoke on behalf of his friend and co-host Wally Bayola regarding the sex scandal involving Bayola and EB Babes dancer Yosh Rivera.
On September 3, someone with a Twitter handle @manalo_jose affirmed that Bayola's absence from the noontime show was because of the scandal. He said the comedian-TV host will go back to work once his issues with his family are settled.
He also thanked the public for the support they gave Bayola, who had a wife and five children.
But on September 4, the official Twitter account of "Eat Bulaga" clarified that Manalo does not have a Twitter account, and that he did not say all those things.
Manalo's fake Twitter account has been existing since January 2012, but this is the first time "Eat Bulaga" or anyone associated to Manalo denied that account.
Bayola started being absent from work on September 2, the same day the sex video was posted on video-sharing site YouTube. On September 3, the same video leaked on Facebook.
The TV host has yet to comment on the sex video. He had issues of being a womanizer in the past but his wife apparently forgave him for it. Reports said the video between Bayola and Rivera was shot months ago in the dancer's condominium unit.