These Kapuso stars prove that we’re #StrongerTogether as they offer encouragement and support for their beleaguered colleagues in the industry after ABS-CBN’s franchise denial.
1. Jennylyn Mercado
Jennylyn Mercado showed her support for the Kapamilya network through a series of posts on Twitter. In one post, the Kapuso star called out those who are rejoicing the closure of ABS-CBN.
After receiving negative comments from bashers, Jennylyn responded with class by saying, “To be neutral or silent in times of injustice is injustice.”
She added that she’s fine with being bashed if it’s a small price to pay to practice her right to freedom of speech.
But I am a Filipino and that alone is enough.— jennylyn mercado (@MercadoJen) July 13, 2020
To be neutral or silent in times of injustice is injustice.
If being “bashed” is a small price to pay for practicing my right to freedom of speech. Then I am fine with it. pic.twitter.com/CKeTsnUbr1
2. Lauren Young
Lauren Young is one of the celebrities who has been vocal about her support for the embattled network, ABS-CBN. On Instagram, the actress shared a lengthy post to express gratitude to the network, which opened the doors for her in the entertainment industry.
In the post, Lauren also said that she is in pain knowing that the people in the network are suffering.
I was 11 years old when ABS-CBN gave me a chance. I remember walking into the audition and meeting AJ for the first time, we talked for a bit (little did I know I was talking to my first and future loveteam) then I was called in to share my “talent”. I sang Sana by Nikki Gil from the Coke commercial during that time and did a cheerleading routine for my “dance” part 😅 I was just a little girl from Subic Bay fighting for a dream in the big city- I hd no idea during that time that that said dream would eventually come true. ABS-CBN invested and trained me into the actress that I am today and opened the door to so many opportunities. I will forever be grateful to everything that was given to me because of this break and it breaks my heart to see thousands of employees suffer during this time. My heart is with you ❤️ Now, more than ever, its important to use our voices to fight for what is right! No network wars now, just justice. Btw, this was my first ever photoshoot with ABSCBN. How time flies. #LabanKapamilya #IbalikAngABSCBN
3. Glaiza De Castro
Glaiza De Castro also expressed her support for the Kapamilya network through a short but meaningful post on Twitter.
In the post, Glaiza stressed that the issue on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal is not just a fight of the station, but of the whole nation as well.
Hindi na ito labanan ng istasyon, laban to ng mga Pilipino. Lahat tayo apektado. Dasal, kapit, akap.— Glaiza de Castro (@glaizaredux) July 6, 2020
4. Jasmine Curtis Smith
Jasmine Curtis-Smith also decried ABS-CBN’s franchise denial. On Twitter, she encouraged her followers to be more understanding of those who are affected by the network’s closure.
In a separate post, Jasmine also thanked the 11 congressmen who voted for ABS-CBN to return on-air.
Masakit ang mga nangyayari. Maraming nasasaktan, nalulungkot at natatakot. Unawain natin ang nararamdaman ng bawat isa. Let us not be rude or hurtful in these times. If we have nothing nice or comforting to say, let us not cultivate more hate. Let us still be civilised. Yakap.— Jasmine (@jascurtissmith) July 10, 2020
Salamat po— Jasmine (@jascurtissmith) July 10, 2020
Rep. Sol Aragones
Rep. Christopher De Venecia
Rep. Carlos Zarate
Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr.
Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto
Rep. Lianda Bolilia
Rep. Jose Tejada
Rep. Bienvenido Abante
Rep. Stella Quimbo
Rep. Mujiv Hataman
Rep. Edward Maceda
5. Chynna Ortaleza
Chynna Ortaleza also expressed her sadness over ABS-CBN’s fate. The actress, however, remained optimistic by saying that something better will come from this unfortunate case.
She likewise encouraged Filipino voters to exercise their right.
Please do not forget how this feels. Please. To everyone who can vote. Never take for granted your power to shape the future of the Filipino people.— Chynna Ortaleza (@ChynsOrtaleza) July 10, 2020
6. Janine Gutierrez
On Twitter, Janine Gutierrez expressed her dismay over the decision made by the Congress during the summation hearing.
“Unbelievable,” the actress shared on Twitter.
Unbelievable— 🌺JANINE (@janinegutierrez) July 10, 2020
In a separate post, Janine said that she is hoping for the best for the network.
Hoping for the best for you 🙏🏼 ♥️💙💚 🇵🇭— 🌺JANINE (@janinegutierrez) July 10, 2020
7. Gabbi Garcia
“Yakap,” this is what Gabbi Garcia had to say after the sad news about the fate of the embattled network broke.
Yakap.. 😞— Gabbi Garcia ♡ (@gabbi) July 10, 2020
The following day, Gabbi encouraged her followers to include in their prayers the thousands of Filipinos who lost their jobs.
Goodnight guys. Pakisama sa inyong dasal ang libo libong mga Pilipino na nawalan ng trabaho. 🙏🏼 wag kakalimutan.— Gabbi Garcia ♡ (@gabbi) July 11, 2020
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