Bea Alonzo writes ‘Isang sulat para sa aking tahanan’ for ABS-CBN
Bea Alonzo penned a spoken word piece to pay tribute to her home network ABS-CBN a day after it was ordered to shut down.
The actress posted her performance of a piece, opening with a line that goes “Isang sulat para sa aking tahanan,” on her Instagram page yesterday, May 6.
“Naisipan kong sumulat kagabi. Para sa dalawang dekada,” the Kapamilya star said alongside heart emoji in the ABS-CBN colors of red, green and blue.
Alonzo stated that her piece is not meant to insinuate, complain about, or criticize anything. She said it is simply a means of looking back on her journey in the entertainment industry.
In the piece, Alonzo likens herself to a baby new to the world, who learned how to stand up and walk through the help of the broadcasting giant. Alonzo said in the piece that despite the struggles she faced in her journey with the network, there was always a hand to hold her and a light to guide her.
“Pero hindi din perpekto ang daan, minsan makikita mo na lang ang sarili mong parang nasa roleta,” she added.
(But the road is not perfect. Sometimes you will see yourself as if you are in a roulette.)
While there are times she may be at the top or bottom of the roulette, Alonzo said she always saw the colors red, blue and green.
“Sino nga ba ako? Madalas na tanong,” she recited. “Isa lang ang alam na siguradong sagot. Isa akong Kapamilya. Halos dalawang dekada, kayo ang kasama.”
(Who am I? A frequent question. [I] only know one sure answer. I am a Kapamilya. For almost two decades, you have been with me.)
Alonzo then explained that she came to know herself through her popular roles from ABS-CBN productions: Basha from “One More Chance” and Bobbie from “Four Sisters and a Wedding”, among others.
As she ended her piece, the actress said, “Iikot muli ang roleta ng buhay. ‘Di laging nasa baba. Aasang iikot muli ang roleta. Hanggang sa muli, Kapamilya.”
(The roulette of life will spin again. One will not always be at the bottom. [I am] hoping the roulette will spin again. Until then, Kapamilya.)
Throughout her almost 20 years in the entertainment industry under ABS-CBN, Alonzo has won various awards for her acting, and starred in numerous TV and film productions. JB
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