- Bela Padilla opened up about her sentiments on the controversial shutdown of ABS-CBN
- The shutdown occurred after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to “cease and desist” from broadcasting on television and radio
- The Kapamilya star answered netizens who say that the ABS-CBN shutdown is not injustice because the law was just implemented
- She argued that justice was definitely not served since the network was not given the chance to show its innocence and thousands of employees lost their jobs in the process
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Bela Padilla shared her deep and meaningful sentiments on the controversial shutdown of ABS-CBN.
The shutdown occurred after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to “cease and desist” from broadcasting on television and radio, just a day after its 25-year operating franchise expired.
KAMI learned that Bela answered netizens who say that the ABS-CBN shutdown is not injustice because the law was just implemented.
According to the actress, justice was definitely not served since the network was not given the chance to show its innocence and thousands of employees lost their jobs in the process.
“Kung tatanggalin na po natin lahat ng emosyon namin, that we deserve to say and that are all valid; kung tatanggalin na natin ‘yun sa equation lahat ng ‘yun. Lagi niyo pong sinasabi sa amin ‘dura lex sed lex’. The law is the law. The law may be harsh, but it is the law. Okay. That is the end of your argument all the time.
“It’s the same way na pwede nating sabihin na ang kutsara ay kutsara, pero para saan ba ang kutsara? Kapag sinabi natin na a paintbrush is a paintbrush, para saan ba ang paintbrush? We are trying to paint a bigger picture. We are trying to produce something. So what does the law stand for here? The law is supposed to serve out justice, give out justice.
“The fact of the matter is, on May 5, justice was not served for 11,000 Kapamilyas and the people who depend on ABS-CBN for information, for entertainment. You took out our right to seek out justice.
“For me, we do not end our arguments with ‘the law is the law’. It’s what does the law do for us, the citizens, the taxpayers?” Bela said in the “Laban, Kapamilya” live chat.
In a previous report by KAMI, Bela got caught by the curfew due to distributing goods to the needy.
Bela Padilla is a famous Filipina showbiz personality. Her recent project “Miracle in Cell No. 7” became the top grosser during the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019. Aside from being an actress, she is also an accomplished screenwriter.
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