The Entertainment Press Society (Enpress) didn't like the rude comment Paulo Avelino said onstage as he presented an award at the 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards. The actor jokingly commented, "Mahirap magtrabaho kung napilitan ka lang."
Earlier that night, Paulo won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, and was asked by Enpress to present an award towards the end of the show. The Cosmo hunk declined at first and said they needed to talk to Star Magic, and his manager, Leo Dominguez. Paulo eventually agreed to go up onstage.
Leo sent an official statement to PEP.ph, saying, “Paulo Avelino would like to apologize to the Enpress for the statement he made when he presented an award during the Golden Screen Awards. He was just trying to crack an innocent joke to lighten up the program, with no intention to offend anyone, most especially his frineds from the press. He now realizes the consequences of his statement and he would like to exhaust all means to reconcile with those he offended.”
But Enpress president Jun Nardo isn't ready to forgive the actor yet. In a text message sent to PEP.ph, Jun said, “Pagmimitingan pa namin ‘yan. Madaming members ang na-offend eh. Napanood pa ng ibang writers, kaya buwisit din sila. Hindi naman Supporting Actor sa Comedy award niya para sabihin ‘yun jokingly. How ungrateful!!”