- Angel Locsin penned an emotional post on social media to air her grief over the denial of ABS-CBN franchise bid
- The Kapamilya actress also wrote about her rants to congressmen who voted against granting the network a new 25-year franchise
- She likewise fearlessly questioned those lawmakers’ personal agenda for having that decision
- A total of 70 lawmakers voted to "deny” the franchise application of the media giant while only 11 stood up for the network
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Angel Locsin recently penned a lengthy post on Instagram to express her grief over the denial of ABS-CBN franchise application.
She also included in the social media update her rants to 70 congressmen who voted against granting the network a new 25-year franchise.
The Kapamilya actress likewise fearlessly questioned those lawmakers’ personal agenda for being in favor of the media giant's shutdown.
Here is Angel’s full post:
"It took a while before I was able to compose myself and feel how I actually felt about the situation. Alam ko I am sad, alam ko i am angry. Pero may pakiramdam ako ng panghihinayang na hindi ko naiintindihan kung saan nanggagaling nung simula. Ngayon po na-realize ko kung saan nanggagaling ang lahat ng emosyon na ito.
Ito na sana ang chance para maayos ng ating gobyerno ang entertainment industry.
I was genuinely hoping that we could turn this into an opportunity to fix the industry’s issues. Hindi lang po sa ABS-CBN, kundi ang kabuohan. Though, to be honest, malaki na po ang improvement kumpara nung nagsisimula palang po ako. Katulad ng working hours, contracts, etc. Pero aminado po ako na marami pa rin pong bagay sa entertainment industry ang kailangan pang ayusin, gaya ng ibang nirereklamo ng ibang laborers.
But those 70 congressmen chose to shutdown the network instead of standing up for the people and fix those problems.
What’s the purpose of those testimonies from laborers fighting for their rights kung dito lang magtatapos? Hindi rin naman sila natulungan. Pinagsalita lang pero iniwan lang rin sa ere. In the end, we, in the entertainment industry, especially the day to day earners, kagaya ng crew, were still denied of the opportunity to work in better labor conditions.
Kumbaga sa health, may sakit po ang entertainment industry. At nalagay ang ating mga kongresista sa sitwasyon na gabayan at ayusin sana. But sadly, the congress chose a rigid path, pulled the plug and ignored the plea of the entertainment people. They chose the easy way out instead of curing the disease.
Bakit dinamay ang karamihan sa personal vendetta ng iilan? Totoong serbisyo para sa tao ba ang ginagawa o gumaganti lang dahil na-expose ang ilang pagkakamali nila?
Kaya ako lumalaban, kahit mahirap at tagilid, kailangan ng mga kasama ko ang karamay ngayon, higit kailan man. Naniniwala akong hindi mawawalan ng saysay ang lahat...dahil tatatak ito sa kasaysayan and we, the Filipino people will never forget."
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Angel Locsin is a famous actress and philanthropist in the Philippines, best known for her portrayal of the superhero Darna. The actress is currently engaged to her partner, Neil Arce.
She is also known as one of the most active in showing support to ABS-CBN amid its franchise bid. The Kapamilya star has emphasized that closing down ABS-CBN would lead to thousands of employees losing their jobs.
After the Congress denied the franchise application of the network, Angel immediately posted about her heartbreak on the news. She furthermore echoed a director’s post about artists who did not show support to ABS-CBN.
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