Matteo Guidicelli showed solidarity with his colleagues at ABS-CBN by lighting a candle and praying for them amid the franchise crisis that heavily impacted the network.
Employees of the media giant have been laid off after the House committee denied it a new franchise.
"We lit a candle last night. Took a moment and prayed for each and every employee some of which are close to my heart from the years we spent together," Matteo posted on his Instagram page on Sunday, July 19.
The actor also shared encouraging words for his fellow Kapamilyas via social media.
"Hold on tight, we will rise again," he stated.
The actor also recently empathized with ABS-CBN on the day that lawmakers junked its application for a new franchise. He posted a candle with the logo of the network on his social media page last July 10.
Back in May, Matteo also expressed his support for ABS-CBN after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued it a cease and desist order.
“I am praying every single day. My wife and I have been praying that ABS-CBN can stand back up and all we need is humility, unity, and peace,” he said in an interview with MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN News.
Family is my number one priority. In this next chapter of my life, I’m extremely excited to start my own family with the love of my life, my fiancée Sarah G. I deeply thank my parents for teaching me the values of a solid family. Life will never be perfect but what matters is that we learn, grow and improve until it is our time to take over. My father has been my best example; he is my mentor, my solid rock. Papa and mama's values, passion and selfless attitude has taught my siblings and me a lot and has molded us to become what we are today. One day, I pray, I will do the same for my own family. I’m very blessed and honored that my parents welcomed Sarah to our humble family like another daughter. My sister and little brother loves her the same way. Knowing she is loved and accepted in the family simply fills up my heart with joy. People might be thinking that our relationship has been smooth sailing. But let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. Sarah has been tough. I saw her grow, mature, and develop into an independent beautiful woman that I am extremely proud of! My love, thank you. I dream that one day both our families will sit around a dinner table and simply celebrate life. Love, happiness, joy and LIFE must always be celebrated. Tito Delfin and Tita Divine, if there have been hard feelings or events that were not supposed to happen in the past, I humbly apologize. I assure you that I will give Sarah a happy life with the best of my capabilities. With pure, honest love and respect. We wish to move forward with our life plans and begin this brand new chapter of our life. Mahal na mahal ko po si Sarah. Mahal ko din po kayung magulang nya at mga kapatid nya. Hangad ko po na maging isang pamilya tayo. Pangako ko po na aalagan ko si Sarah na kapareho ng pangangalaga nyo sa kanya.
He continued, “And I believe that Filipino people want ABS-CBN and love ABS-CBN like a family, and I hope and I pray that all these issues will be resolved one day."
Matteo's latest project with the Kapamilya network was the original iWant documentary film Ranger G, which featured his scout ranger training as an army reservist.
The actor started his career in ABS-CBN in 2007 when he became part of the comedy sitcom Go Kada Go.
He starred in several Kapamilya programs after that including Kung Fu Kids, My Binondo Girl, and Dolce Amore, among others.