Former actor now TV news exec suspended for sexual harrasment

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A top official of the People's Television Network, Inc. or PTV-4 has been suspended due to "simple misconduct", the state-owned broadcast station said Tuesday.

Ed Finlan
Ed Finlan
In a statement, PTV-4 said a 60-day suspension was issued against news director Ed Finlan after investigation showed that the news executive committed "simple misconduct" which damaged his professional relationship with an employee.

The network management immediately conducted its own investigation following the complaint filed by a male contractual employee against Finlan for sexual harassment.

Finlan, whose real name is Eduardo Valdez, allegedly used his position to molest the 23-year-old trainee.

The alleged victim said on February 24, Finlan tried to touch his private parts while he was handing over food given by another station official.

On March 7, Finlan allegedly followed him inside the toilet and touched his private parts.

However, the management of PTV-4 clarified that the disciplinary action imposed against Finlan was only due to "simple misconduct" and not because of the sexual harassment charges filed by the employee.

The station said the sexual harassment raps were not proven in its investigation.

The management also assured that it is fair to both parties in the conduct of the investigation.

In the 1970's, Finlan starred in a few movies and paired opposite Hilda Koronel, Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos.--By Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM






2 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. He is a teen idol/matinee idol actor singer and performer during the 1960's & 1970's era film and television
    he is now a news director of PTV 4/NBN Television in the Philippines was born Eduardo Valdez in real life also appeared in Nora Aunor movies
    and countless films and television appearances long before martial law and becomes a popular influential celebrity
    and talented people of all time.thanks for the information.From:Wayne

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  2. Dati nang kilalang bading iyan. Pero talagang guwapo noon kabataan niya at maraming babae ang patay na patay sa kanya.

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