Nene Tamayo axed because of Magdalo link? (GMA News)
"Kaya po ako natanggal doon ay dahil sa Magdalo group. Akala po kasi ng nasa government, isa ako sa mga nagre-recruit na maging rebeldeng sundalo yung mga tao. Parang ang perception nila, ginagamit ko yung 'Citizen Patrol' para maka-recruit ako ng mas maraming tao na magrebelde against sa government (I was removed from the program because of the Magdalo group. People in government thought I was recruiting soldiers to go against the government. They had a perception that I was using ?Citizen Patrol? to recruit more people to go against the government)," Tamayo was quoted as saying. Valdez also said that even the show's ratings indicated that the segment's hosting was better left to the main anchors. "We felt that her addition had no effect on the program. The ratings did not go up nor did it go down. We can't justify the cause (why we should still keep Tamayo)," Valdez said.
Aray. Again, a PR snafu for a media company supposedly well-versed in media relations. So basically, Valdez said that Nene Tamayo is worthless -- her being Pinoy Big Brother Season One winner meant nothing to the viewers.