Congressman Arjo Atayde, the representative of Quezon City District 1, expressed indifference towards the ongoing issue involving his fiancé, Maine Mendoza, and her former loveteam partner, Alden Richards. Despite the negative comments coming from netizens and fans, Atayde states that he has more pressing concerns in District 1, and he refuses to give attention to the issue. Atayde defends Mendoza, who has been receiving criticisms for being arrogant, saying that they do not know her personally, and she did not mean anything bad. Atayde says that he will always be there to defend her and that he feels insulted by the bad comments thrown at her. He shared that he and Mendoza celebrated Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong, which the actress had planned as a surprise for him. Atayde is grateful to the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) for supporting him throughout his showbiz career and was honored to be given the opportunity to oath the PMPC’s newly elected officers and board members.
Atayde’s statement regarding the issue between Mendoza and Richards goes as follows:
“Wala na po akong pakialam d’yan. Ang dami ko pong problema sa District 1, huwag na ‘yan. Hindi ko na ‘yan pinapansin. There’s so much better things to do. Life is moving on with me and Maine.”
Despite the negative comments thrown at Mendoza, Atayde defends her and emphasizes that they do not know her personally. He states that she is a kind person, and he feels insulted and bad for what happened to her. He also shares that they celebrated Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong, which Mendoza had planned as a surprise for him. Atayde expresses his gratitude to PMPC for its support throughout his showbiz career and states that he is honored to be given the opportunity to oath the PMPC’s newly elected officers and board members.
The oath-taking ceremony was attended by former PMPC presidents, including Melba Llanera, Sandy Mariano, and Atayde himself. In his speech, Atayde thanked PMPC for being a part of his showbiz career and for providing him with opportunities to grow. He also expressed his gratefulness for being given the opportunity to oath the PMPC’s newly elected officers and board members.