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Nadine Lustre's Fans Call Out Jobert Sucaldito For His 'Sana tumalon na lang' Comment

Trigger warning: This is the story behind Twitter trending topic #SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert.
PHOTO: Instagram/nadine

Trigger warning: This is the story behind Twitter trending topic #SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert.

After Nadine Lustre called out Philippine Star columnist Ricky Lo for an article about her alleged breakup with James Reid, radio host Jobert Sucaldito spoke out against Nadine and defended Ricky.

In what seems to be a recording of his radio show, Jobert talked about Nadine’s posts that supposedly confirm the breakup. “May mga labas ang puwet, naka-t-back pa doon sa building. May mga nakalagay pang caption na parang gustong tumalon. Sana tumalon na lang kung ganoon din lang naman pala.”

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Nadine’s most recent Instagram photos taken in a building only state “I can't be who you want” and “For good reason, lost all of my love.”

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Jobert’s remarks have prompted Nadine’s fans to fire back and demand an apology. #SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert and #ApologizeToNadine became trending topics on Twitter.

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You’ll recall that Nadine said Ricky’s article, where he referenced her depression and her brother’s suicide, was “so low” and denied everything that he wrote. “It’s never okay to use someone’s mental situation or tragic past just to prove a point. Mental illness is a very sensitive matter,” she posted on IG Story.

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“You think you know so much [about] me, [but] you can’t even get my last name right. Ano na, 2020 na!" she said in reference to being wrongly identified as Nadine Samonte in the photo caption of the newspaper edition of the article.

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Below is a longer recording where Jobert speaks against Nadine’s IG Story about Ricky’s article:

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Fans have also called out what seems to be Jobert’s lengthy Facebook post about the issue. He claimed that Ricky’s article was well-researched and said that the columnist deserved an apology from Nadine. “Kung nagawa mo ngang bastusin ang isang Ricky Lo, the more na puwede mong gawin to any of us. Tama, ining? Bawas lang ng yabang bago pa mahuli ang lahat. Hindi kami makapapayag na mabastos ng kahit sinong celebrity sa mundong ito ‘pag wala sa katwiran.”

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What hotlines can I call for help for myself or a loved one?

Here are some of the hotlines you can call if you or someone you know needs help. Please share the numbers with your loved ones as well.

Where can I go for psychological/mental health services or support groups?

Some places you can go for psychiatric or psychological services include:

  • In Touch Community Services (Crisis Line)
    Offers counseling services for adults, children and families, plus training for their Crisis Line volunteers
    Address: 2/F Holy Trinity Church Offices, 48 McKinley Road, Makati City, Metro Manila
    Phone: (02) 893-1893 / (0917) 863-1136
    Counseling Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays / 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays
  • UST Graduate School Psychotrauma Clinic
    Free psychological services, including assessment, evaluation, counseling, and psychotherapy
    Address: Room 104, G/F Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, University of Santo Tomas, España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Department, Philippine General Hospital
    Offers free psychological consultation
    Address: Ward 7, 2/F Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
    Phone: (02) 554-8400 local 2436 and 2440 / (02) 554-8469
  • Ateneo Center for Family Ministries Foundation (CEFAM)
    Offers free consultation, family and individual psycho-spiritual counseling
    Address: Spiritual-Pastoral Center, Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
    Phone: (02) 426-4289 to 92
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  • Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center
    Offers basic consulting and teaches some psychotherapeutic techniques
    Address: Sumolong Highway, Sto. Niño, Marikina City
    Phone: (02) 941-6289
    Consulting hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays (registration hours: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.)
  • Center for Behavioral Sciences—Vicente Sotto Memorial Center
    Provides consultation and treatment for different psychiatric and mood problems, sleep problems, anxiety, and substance-abuse related problems
    Address: Vicente Sotto Memorial Center, B. Rodriguez Extension, Cebu City

    Clinic Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • PsychConsult, Inc.
    Offers psychotherapy services and psychological evaluation, plus workshops and training
    Address: Unit 227 Regalia Park Towers, 150 P Tuazon Blvd, Cubao, Quezon City 
    Phone: (02) 421-2469 / (02) 357 64-27 / (0917) 808-0193
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    Online platform for mental health consultation and treatment run by a team of licensed mental health professionals
  • Mood and Anxiety Resource and Referral Center (MARRC)—Makati Medical Center
    Evaluates clients with mood and anxiety concerns and recommends treatment options for them
    Address: 3rd Floor Tower 1, Makati Medical Center, No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
    Phone: (02) 888-8999 local 7320
    Service Hours (by appointment): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays
    *Mood Harmony by Makati Medical Center Support Group for Mood Disorders
    Landline: (02) 844-2941
  • UGAT Foundation (Ugnayan at Tulong Para sa Maralitang Pamilya, Inc.)
    Offers individual, marriage, and family counseling by appointment, formation training, and counseling training
    Address: 2/F ISO Annex, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
    Phone: (02) 426-6001 loc. 4872-73
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A few Philippine-based mental health support groups include:

For a more complete list of mental health service providers, check out the list crowd-sourced by #MentalHealthPH. The directory is also available as an Android app.

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