Seasoned actress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo was not able to hold back tears as she gave her spiels in an episode of her weekly docudrama Paano Kita Mapapasalamatan.
Netizen Danica Mae Domingo posted two clips from the said episode, and wrote in the caption, “Napapanahong mensahe para sa ating Kapamilya @officialjuday #PaanoKitaMapasasalamatan eksaktong araw ng shoot ng spiels in-announce ng ABS-CBN ang retrenchment ng mga empleyado.”
In the first video, Judy Ann’s voice cracked as she said, “Isang mahigpit na yakap,” before turning away from the camera.
Nonetheless, she continued to deliver a message of inspiration and hope in the second clip, saying, “Sila ang patunay na anumang bigat ang pinagdadaanan natin ngayon sa buhay ay may himalang dadating para tulungan tayo. Himalang ipapadala ng Diyos gamit ang ibang tao. At dumadating ito sa tamang panahon at sa tamang oras. Kaya ‘wag po tayong matakot mga Kapamilya. Gaano man kahirap at gaano man kadilim ang pinagdadaanan natin ngayon, kapit lang. ‘Wag tayong mawalan ng pananampalataya dahil darating at dadating ang liwanag. At sa pagdating ‘non, ‘yun ang dapat nating ipagpasalamat.”
Last July 15, ABS-CBN has released an official statement regarding the lay-off of employees, following the denial of Congress to give the network a franchise renewal.
A part of the statement read, “With the non-renewal of its congressional franchise, ABS-CBN is now forced to cease the operations of some of its businesses and implement a retrenchment program covering ABS-CBN and its subsidiaries effective end of business day on 31 August 2020.”