- Pokwang has explained her decision why she opted to transfer to another network
- The comedienne came under fire from a lot of netizens after it was found out that she’s leaving ABS-CBN for GMA-7
- Many of them questioned her loyalty to her original network, particularly since she was among those who stood up to condemn the shutdown of ABS-CBN
- The actress said she cannot blame the netizens on what they think though she emphasized that like them, she also has her own opinions and beliefs
Popular comedienne Pokwang took time to answer those who continue to question her loyalty in light of her decision to transfer to another network.
Recently, Pokwang signed a contract with GMA-7 network, which in effect ended her connection with ABS-CBN, her original home.
“Hindi ko naman sila masisisi,” the comedienne said of her bashers.
It was in ABS-CBN that Pokwang was discovered and rose to fame as a comedienne.
Some netizens questioned her decision to transfer as she has a huge debt of gratitude to her original network.
“Tayo naman may kanya-kanya tayong paniniwala at pananaw sa buhay. Pero kasi ang pananaw ko po sa buhay ko is 'yung utang na loob hindi mawawala. Habangbuhay nandoon 'yun,” Pokwang said.
Last year, the network was forced to shut its mainstream operations after failing to secure a congressional franchise to operate.
ABS-CBN talents like Pokwang suddenly found themselves without a job, though the network was able to accommodate some through its online programming.
She said that since a lot of people depend on her, she has to make a decision fast.
“Pero tandaan po natin na 'yung pamilya po natin, sila po 'yung dahilan kung bakit po tayo patuloy na lumalaban sa kabila ng mga nangyayaring ito,” she explained.
Finally the comedienne issued an appeal for netizens who continue to bash her.
“Naiintindihan ko, nauunawaan ko 'yan. Pero sana unawain din po ninyo, nanay din po ako. Marami pong umaasa sa akin, marami rin pong umaasa sa akin, marami rin po akong gustong matulungan pa,” Pokwang appealed.
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Pokwang, Marietta Subong in real life, is a Pinay actress, comedienne, TV host, and singer. She was born on August 27, 1970 in Iloilo City, Philippines. Before she entered the Philippine entertainment industry, she worked as an OFW in Japan, and subsequently, in the Middle East. After the tragic loss of her son, Pokwang decided to go home to the Philippines to care for her daughter. She found a job as a backup dancer in ABC 5’s Eezy Dancing. Her break came while working as guest comedienne in a comedy bar in Quezon City, where she got to meet Eric Nicolas, who at the time was looking for someone to work with ABS-CBN. In 2004, Pokwang participated in the reality talent show “Clown in a Million” of the Yes Yes Show of ABS-CBN. After becoming the grand champion, she signed on with ABS-CBN as an exclusive artist.
Only a couple of weeks ago, Pokwang humbly admitted that her going back to work is a big blessing not only for her but for her entire family. The comedienne also disclosed she doesn’t even know if she deserved all the blessings she continues to receive. She also took time to thank everything that happened to her, whether good or bad. Like many celebrities, Pokwang was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the shutting down of many entertainment centers like movie houses, comedy bars, and many more.
Recently she made headlines after she signed a contract with GMA Artist Center. The comedienne, however, received negative comments following her network transfer. She then informed her followers that her Instagram account’s comment section has been turned off. Pokwang likewise thanked those who understand her decision on her career.
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