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As ABS-CBN remains closed, Angelica Panganiban says goodbye to ‘Banana Sundae’

/ 05:44 PM June 02, 2020

Angelica Panganiban

The “Banana Sundae” cast, which includes Angelica Panganiban, Pooh, Jason Gainza and Ryan Bang, among others (Image: Instagram/@iamangelicap)

As ABS-CBN operations remain closed, actress Angelica Panganiban has bid farewell to her “Banana Sundae” family after almost 12 years on air together.

Panganiban took to Instagram yesterday, June 1, to lament how they had to part ways and lose their “home” during these dark times.


“Halos labing dalawang taon tayo nagpapatawa at nagpapasaya ng mga tao.. Sa pinaka unang pagkakataon, kanina, umiiyak tayong lahat.. Masyadong masakit na makitang durog na durog tayong lahat,” she said.


(We have been making other people laugh and feel good for almost 12 years. For the first time ever, a while ago, all of us were crying. It is too painful to see how shattered we are now.)

“Sa ganitong panahon, ito ang pinaka huli nating pwedeng maramdaman.. Ang mawalan tayo ng tahanan. Masakit.. Kasi, intensyon lang natin magpasaya, makatulong,” Panganiban added.

(During these times, this is the last thing that we can feel… to lose our home. It hurts, because our only intention was to make others happy and to help.)

“Masakit, kasi, marami sa atin ang hindi na alam kung paano itutuloy ang buhay. Masakit kasi, magwawatakwatak na tayo. Sa mga salita na ibinabato niyo sa amin para tuluyan kaming tapak tapakan, walang sinabi yun sa sakit na nararamdaman naming lahat ngayon,” she stressed.

(It hurts because many among us now do not know how to continue living anymore. It hurts because we will now have to go our separate ways. All the hurtful words you throw at us to degrade and mock us are nothing compared to what we are all feeling now.)


Panganiban emphasized that they do not know anymore how to fight back and where to get the strength to do so, adding that they would like to think that all this is just temporary.

“Gusto naming isipin na pansamantala lang ‘to. Magkikita kita ulit tayo. Gusto naming lumaban para sa mga kasamahan namin sa trabaho. Gusto namin ipaglaban ang pamilya namin. Gusto na namin ng katahimikan sa mga tanong namin,” she said.

(We like to think that this is temporary. We will all see each other again. We want to fight for our colleagues at work. We want to fight for our families. We would like to finally have peace from our inquiries.)

“Pero kahit ganito, lalaban kami. Magtutulungan kami. Kapag nakabalik kami, sigurado akong mas malakas kami,” the actress added.

(However, even if this is how it is now, we will fight. We will work together. When we return, I am sure that we will be stronger than ever.)

Panganiban also lamented that while before they would always ask viewers, “Okay ba kayo dyan (are you okay)?” now, it is they who are not okay.

“Hanggang sa muli na lang muna tayo mga kabanana. Salamat sa halos labing dalawang taon. Mahal na mahal ko kayo,” she stressed.

(Until next time, our kabananas (Banana Sundae supporters). Thank you for the almost 12 years. I love you very much.)

In a hearing last week, the National Telecommunications Commission admitted that Solicitor General Jose Calida’s quo warranto petition against the ABS-CBN was what prompted the commission to order the media giant’s closure.

Congress has yet to decide whether to give ABS-CBN a grant or to renew its franchise as hearings are still ongoing regarding the Kapamilya network’s fate.  /ra


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