- Jennylyn Mercado took to social media and openly expressed her support for ABS-CBN, especially for those who lost their jobs because of the decision of Congress
- The Kapuso actress then revealed that there were bashers who would tell her to "shh," "shut up" or simply "'wag mangialam"
- Jen did not let these pass but instead gave them lengthy lectures
- The actress just proved that she has the heart of a Filipino, saying that if she will be "bashed," then it will be a small price to pay for practicing her freedom of speech then she will be fine with it
Jennylyn Mercado took to social media to express her support for ABS-CBN and would even throw shade at the primary detractors of the network.
In one tweet she posted, "Kamusta na pala kayong lahat? At higit sa lahat kamusta na kaya yung nag Mananita, yung Senador na kailangan ng compassion, at ang blogger na nag mass gathering?"
Due to her stand, it was inevitable that she would get bashed.
The 33-year-old shared on Twitter how she received messages from bashers, telling her to keep quiet and remain neutral.
"One quick reminder to the people na nagrereply ng “shhh”, “shut up” o “tumahimik ka nalang”, at “huwag ka mangelam”...Respecting other people’s opinions is a value you seem to have forgotten..."
She also reposted the message of a netizen who told her to remain neutral so that she can avoid bashing because at the end of the day she is not a Kapamilya star.
To this Jen, made the perfect response.
"But I am a Filipino and that alone is enough.
To be neutral or silent in times of injustice is injustice.
If being “bashed” is a small price to pay for practicing my right to freedom of speech. Then I am fine with it."
When the shut down of ABS-CBN was carried out, Regine Velasquez expressed strong words over it. She said that after everything, they will come back better and brighter.
After this, Kim Chiu became viral because of her "Bawal Lumabas." The singer-actress also expressed sympathy towards the younger actress.
ABS-CBN is one of the most popular media and entertainment outfits in the Philippines. It has produced top-caliber stars, well-loved programs, and timely news. Some of the popular shows are “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.” From the time that ABS-CBN was ordered shut down, Jennylyn Mercado has been giving her support to the network.
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