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Angelica Panganiban slams lawmakers over ABS-CBN franchise denial: ‘Tapos na ang panahon para matakot’

Angelica Panganiban lashed out at lawmakers for denying ABS-CBN a broadcast franchise.

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07/17/2020 07:57 PM
Angelica Panganiban slams lawmakers over ABS-CBN franchise denial: ‘Tapos na ang panahon para matakot’

Homegrown Kapamilya actress Angelica Panganiban broke her silence on social media exactly a week since the House panel denied ABS-CBN of a new broadcast franchise.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 33-year-old Kapamilya star said it took her a while to speak up on the issue as she was at a loss for words over what happened to the network she considers home. But most importantly, she didn’t know what to say to her co-workers who lost their jobs in an instant.

“Nanahimik dahil hindi kayang buuin ng salita ang nararamdaman ko. Galit, takot, pangangamba. Ilang buwan nang nag iisip paano na ang kasamahan namin sa trabaho. Ang pamilya nila. At dumating na ang araw na napakahirap tanggapin,” she wrote.

 

 

She likewise lashed out at the lawmakers for not thinking of the people the non-renewal will severely affect. Explaining why she came to the defense of ABS-CBN employees even though it isn’t part of her job, Angelica said she believes it is the most humane way to do at this point in time.

“Serbisyo para sa bayan ang dapat na inuuna ng mambabatas natin. Sa ginawa nila, sarili nila ang inuna nila. Sa totoo lang, hindi po namin responsibilidad ang mga empleyado na nawalan ng trabaho. Pero nandito kami. Nagsasalita, para sa kanila. Bakit? Kasi siguro yun ang makatao,” she stated.

 

 

Admitting she's still in disbelief over the things that are happening right now, Angelica said she couldn't believe how the government let thousands of Filipinos lose jobs.

She said: “Tratuhin niyo naman kaming mga tao. Kaming lahat na nawalan ng trabaho. Nawalan ng tahanan. Paano niyo kayang sikmurain na pag tawanan ang kapwa ninyo pilipino na nawalan ng kabuhayan? Pilipino sa kapwa pilipino na ang naglalaban laban. Tama pa ba yon?

 

 

On why she needs to speak up during these times, the actress particularly noted how it would affect the thousands of families who would go hungry in the coming weeks.

“Hindi namin ikakamatay ang masasakit ninyong salita laban sa amin. Pero, ikakamatay ng marami sa kasamahan ko at ng mga pamilya nila ang gutom na mararanasan nila sa mga darating na araw. Tapos na ang panahon para matakot,” she stated.

 

 

Addressing a netizen who told her ABS-CBN employees aren’t the only ones who lost jobs during the pandemic, she said: “Bat di po kayo magsalita? Bakit niyo piniling manahimik? Masama ba dumakdak? Tara. Mag dakdakan tayo.”

 

 

She wrote in another tweet: “Magka-iba ang nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pandemya. Iba rin ang pinagtulungan para sa kani-kanilang pang sariling interes, kaya nawalan ng trabaho. Naka kabit pa ba mga ulo niyo sa katawan niyo?”

 

 

Angelica Panganiban started her career in showbiz at the age of six, debuting in the Carlo J. Caparas film “Antipolo Massacre.”

Over the last three decades, Angelica, an artist under ABS-CBN's talent management arm Star Magic, has appeared in a number of successful films and TV shows.

Among her most memorable roles in TV were the characters she portrayed in “Maging Sino Ka Man?,” “Iisa Pa Lamang,” “Rubi,” “Apoy Sa Dagat,” and the remake of “Pangako Sa’Yo.”

Last Wednesday, July 15, ABS-CBN announced it would lay off workers starting August 31 after the media giant was denied a broadcast franchise last July 10.

The Kapamilya network has stopped broadcast operations since May 5, 2020 following a cease and desist order from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).