- Karen Davila recently expressed grief following the cease of operations of ABS-CBN Regional group
- She also penned about her colleagues in Manila affected by the second wave of retrenchment of the network’s employees
- The prominent Kapamilya broadcaster even compared the pain she feels to "death by a thousand cuts"
- Despite being "blessed to have saved and be married to a supportive hardworking husband with a good job," Karen is still worried for the future of ABS-CBN
Karen Davila has taken to social media to express grief following the cease of operations of ABS-CBN Regional group.
She also aired her sympathy towards her colleagues in Manila affected by the second wave of the media giant’s retrenchment of workers.
The broadcaster even compared the pain she feels “to deaths by ‘a thousand cuts’”.
The last few days have been so painful for me. I can liken the closure of ABSCBN Regional and the second wave of retrenchment among my colleagues in Manila to deaths by ‘a thousand cuts’. Seeing good journalists and anchors go feels so wrong. My own team in Bandila and My Puhunan are gone, now challenged to look for new jobs, made even much harder during the time of COVID.
While I am blessed to have saved and be married to a supportive hardworking husband with a good job, I still get scared sometimes. What does the future hold? What will happen to ABSCBN, a company I’ve worked for for 20 years and one I’ve considered my second home?
And as I’ve grown in my walk with Christ and in God’s Word this ECQ, this verse struck me recently. Although Isaiah 55 is written for a “Call To The Thirsty”, a part here answers things I don’t understand.
“My ways are not your ways. My thoughts are not your thoughts”. And it is true. I cannot fully comprehend or understand God’s plans. All I know is He has allowed certain things to happen. And I choose to trust HIM.
Do I know what will happen in the future? NO. And this why while it is important to plan, be disciplined, be excellent in what we do every single day, if there is one thing the closure of ABSCBN has taught me and what COVID has taught us all, we must learn to have the humility to say, “Truly, Lord, if it is what you want - your will be done”.
ABS-CBN is one of the leading broadcast networks in the Philippines. Its 25-year franchise expired on May 4 and the Committee on Legislative Franchises of the House of Representatives rejected on July 10 its bid to secure another franchise.
Several personalities from its major rival, GMA 7, including prominent Kapuso talents and journalists then expressed sympathy to celebrities and employees from the Kapamilya network.
GMA's late-night news program "Saksi" also showed solidarity with ABS-CBN by displaying the Kapamilya network's transmitter tower and logo in its 'extro'.
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