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Aga Muhlach shares wish to end network wars: ‘Tama na yung hiwa-hiwalay’

Aga Muhlach talks about unifying the industry by breaking barriers and ending network wars. 

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/22/2020 08:32 AM
Aga Muhlach shares wish to end network wars: ‘Tama na yung hiwa-hiwalay’

After starring last year in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry Miracle in Cell No. 7 where he played a mentally challenged father taking care of his young daughter, Aga Muhlach admits that might not be the last time he’ll do that is a Korean film remake. “Parang siguro meron naman. Siguro i-a-announce natin in the next year kung ano yung gagawin namin. Basta maganda yung pelikulang gagawin ko,” he revealed during the WeTV Philippines media launch last November 18. 

During the event, the 51-year-old actor couldn’t help but share his thoughts about the restrictions when it comes to working with artists from different networks. “Ang liit liit lang ng Pilipinas, ang liit liit lang ng industriya natin, grabe yung divisiveness, yung mga division hiwa-hiwalay, naglalaban laban. Which I think nawala ngayon yan. Of course dapat nag-mo-move forward tayong lahat pero dapat sama sama. Kumbaga hindi limited na pag taga-ABS-CBN ka sa ABS-CBN ka lang, pag taga 7, sa 7 ka lang, pag Viva, Viva ka lang. Dapat open, bukas na bukas lahat para nagkakasama, mas magaganda yung nagagawa nating mga pelikula. Mas marami tayong nakakasamang mga artista na feeling natin hindi natin makakasama. Andiyan na yung opportunities now. Sana mangyari na yan. Yun ang matagal ko na gustong sabihin na sobrang liit ng industriya natin tapos ganyan pa. Tigilan na yan. Pag lahat sama sama mapapakita natin yung galing ng Pilipino,” he said.

READ: Aga Muhlach happy with Miracle in Cell No. 7’s online release this month: ‘Napakasarap ng feeling’


The Miracle in Cell No. 7 star said he has had to bear witness to network wars for decades already and hopes it is time to break the barrier between networks especially with the shutdown of ABS-CBN earlier this year. “Yung division na sinasabi ko, you know it started, matagal na ako sa ABS-CBN tapos nakita ko yan how it all happened na we were doing sitcoms, we were doing shows, we were doing shows sa 7, we were doing shows sa 2 and channel 13 and all this. And then movies gawa sa Regal, sa Viva, Star Cinema, sama sama lahat nagkakasama. And then slowly you realize, even yung mga shows ng ABS-CBN because I am from ABS-CBN, ang puso ko naman nandun, there was a time na kahit yung mga shows namin, yun na yung mga naglalaban laban. Parang sinong mas lamang sa rating, may mga ganun na. Naririnig ko yun and bothered na bothered ako. Even in the ‘90s pa lang and early 2000 or mid-2000, mga 2005, 2007, 2008 bothered na bothered na ako sa ganun. Tama na yung hiwa-hiwalay. Ang hirap na nga ng bansa natin, nag-a-away away pa, mag-sama sama na lang talaga. Kung talagang magtutulungan, magtulungan na. Huwag yung tulungan sa salita tapos hindi naman sa gawa,” he explained.

Miracle in Cell No. 7 stars Aga Muhlach, Bela Padilla, and Xia Vigor. The film will be streamed online exclusively on WeTV Philippines starting November 27.