Liza Soberano shared how she found the courage to speak up when her home network ABS-CBN was denied a franchise last year.
In an interview with Pia Wurtzbach, Bianca Guidotti, and Carla Lizardo in an episode of Between Us Queens podcast, Liza remarked that her fellow Kapamilya stars like Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, and Pia inspired her to speak her mind.
“Last year, with everything that was going on, I felt more empowered honestly. A lot of them started speaking up. When I saw that courage coming from them, it inspired me to speak up. It made me even braver so I have all of them to thank to because they kind of opened up that door for me," she said in the interview.
Liza admitted that in the past, she avoided voicing out her opinion for fear of her words being twisted.
She explained, “I was always the type to speak up if I felt like there are injustices happening. But that wasn’t something that I showed in my career or in showbiz because I saw at an early age how vicious people can be when you speak up."
Liza continued, "I’ve experienced people twisting my words and taking it the wrong way because sometimes I have a hard time explaining myself, especially if I have to speak in Tagalog."
Last July 10 marked the first year since the congress denied the network a new franchise which led to the shutdown of its broadcast operations and thousands of its employees being laid off.
Liza was one of the stars of the network who was on the forefront of speaking up when the media giant lost its franchise a year ago.
"I’ve been seeing a lot of my kapamily’s express great grief over the loss of our company (ABS-CBN) and sadly their jobs. Many of the employees are already struggling amidst this pandemic and losing their jobs puts an even bigger burden upon them. Let’s continue to express how this makes all of us feel in hopes that our voices will be heard and the people responsible for this will gain empathy and understanding," she said on Twitter in July last year.