- Media giant ABS-CBN has recently shut down after the NTC gave a 'cease and desist' order to the network
- This prompted various Kapamilya celebrities to speak out against the issue afterwards
- However, a former employee from ABS-CBN has spoken up about the company as well as the artists who are voicing out their opinions
- The former cameraman also had some strong words to say about "Ang Probinsyano" star Coco Martin
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ABS-CBN has been in the Philippine media for 65 years.
However, the media giant has gone off the air last week after the National Telecommunications Commission sent a 'cease and desist' order to the Kapamilya network.
The order sent by the NTC has led various celebrities to join the online rally event Laban, Kapamilya to express their support for their home network.
Following this news, KAMI learned that a former employee from ABS-CBN has recently revealed some information about the Kapamilya network in an online video.
Journalie Payonan, a former cameraman from ABS-CBN, has recently spoken up about the Kapamilya network as well as Ang Probinsyano star Coco Martin.
According to Payonan, he decided to create a video after watching the various artists under ABS-CBN air their frustration over the 'cease and desist' order given to the network.
In the video, Payonan shared that he first became a cameraman for the Kapamilya network back in 1997 up until 2002 where he did not get any benefits.
He also mentioned that other employees who worked for the company for over a decade, eventually joined him to file a case against ABS-CBN.
"Bago po ako nagdemanda ng 2002, nilapitan ko yan sila Noli de Castro, Ted Failon. Sila po yung mga, kumbaga nagpaalam ako, nag-abiso ako na, 'Sir tulungan niyo po ako kasi magfa-file po ako ng case kasi hindi pa po ako nare-regular,"' he said.
The case eventually lasted until 2010 where they eventually won in the Court of Appeals. During that year, ABS-CBN also offered them a contract.
However, according to Payonan, they were suddenly forced to leave the company, "Sapilitan kaming tinanggal."
Aside from this, Payonan shared the alleged story behind how they were illegally dismissed, "Ano ang pinagiba namin na 100+ kaming illegal na tinanggal?
"Pinakain sa magagarang hotel, at pagkatapos pinakain, mabusog. Ang iba nagbihis pa, talagang nagtodo postura pa dahil akala nila "wow parang promotion 'to."
"Pagdating sa hotel, pagkatapos kumain, nagtataka siya bakit may mga security guard sa mga gilid, biglang ito, lalatagan siya, "sorry wala ka na sa kumpanya."
"Tama ba yun? 2005, 300+ na manggagawa diyan sa ABS ang ilegal niyong tinanggal."
Payonan's story is similar to that of the story that Jobert Sucaldito shared in his lengthy online post about ABS-CBN as well.
The former cameraman eventually asked Coco as well as the other artists where they were during that moment.
"Ngayon, Coco Martin, Kim Chiu, at iba pang mga artista. Nung panahon na yan, alam niyo na kami ay ilegal na tinanggal, asan kayo?
"Nasaan kayo? Ganun din ang panawagan ko sa mga direktor diyan at sa mga kapwa kong manggagawa diyan sa loob, nasan kayo?" he asked.
He also added a message for the Ang Probinsyano star, "Alam mo Coco, ang mabigat kasi sayo, ang dami mong sinasabi na ganto. Alam mo, para kang bata.
"Para kang manok na naglilimlim, binugaw, nagtatakbo, putak ng putak ng hindi mo alam ang sinasabi mo. Dapat bago ka magsalita, tinimbang mo muna lahat.
"Sa panahon na ito, hindi lang ikaw ang apektado't walang trabaho. Wag mo idamay yun buong mamamayan, wag mo idamay. Lahat tayo eh, tulad ako, wala nga akong trabaho ngayon eh."
Watch the video below:
As reported earlier by KAMI, entertainment columnist Jobert Sucaldito took to social media to share his two cents regarding the ABS-CBN shutdown. In his lengthy online post, Jobert asked the Kapamilya network to stop using their employees as a "human shield."
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