Comedienne and Magandang Buhay host Melai Cantiveros took to Instagram to thank her home network, ABS-CBN, for reassuring her that she would still get paid despite the suspension of her daily morning program due to COVID-19.
On Sunday, March 15, the former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate shared a photo with a caption revealing ABS-CBN employees—including on-cam talents and managers —are reassured of their salaries.
“ABS-CBN, bibigyan ng suweldo ang mga manggagawa kabilang na ang mga artista at managers habang walang trabaho dahil sa COVID-19,” went the caption.
Seconding the statement on the photo, Cantiveros wrote: “Yes totoo. Thank you Kapamilya network, my company, dahil sa mabilisang aksyon sa COVID-19 at ‘di rin kami pinapabayaan mga trabahante.”
Cantiveros serves as one of the mainstay hosts of the long-running ABS-CBN morning talk show Magandang Buhay.
Last Tuesday, March 10, ABS-CBN announced that it will temporarily suspend the admission of live studio audiences due to the growing threat of COVID-19 in the country.
Four days later, ABS-CBN said it will also halt the airing of live entertainment shows and productions of teleseryes and other taped programs.
On March 15, the government has officially implemented community quarantine across Metro Manila.