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Arjo Atayde to ‘Bato’ for telling ABS-CBN workers to find new jobs: ‘Mauna ka’

/ 12:26 PM July 12, 2020
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Arjo Atayde took a jab at Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa after the latter told over 11,000 ABS-CBN employees who are in danger of losing work to just find new jobs.

Dela Rosa made the remark last Thursday, July 9, a day before the network’s bid for a new 25-year franchise was denied.

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Following Bato’s comment, Atayde did not mince words when calling out the senator on Twitter.

“Dada ng dada… mauna ka,” the actor said while sharing a report on dela Rosa’s remark.

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([You] keep on talking. You go first.)

Dela Rosa said that while looking for a job amid the pandemic would be difficult, it is not only the ABS-CBN workers who are facing this problem. “Mahirap talaga, kahit na hindi ABS-CBN. Lahat tayo apektado. Hindi lang yung ABS-CBN employees. Kaya ‘pag mawalan ka ng trabaho ngayon, talagang mahirap. Ramdam natin yung hirap na yan.”

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(It would really be hard, even if you’re not from ABS-CBN. All of us are affected. Not only ABS-CBN employees. That’s why if you lose your job, it would really be difficult. We feel that struggle.)

After the denial of the network’s franchise renewal application, Sen. Nancy Binay asked the national government about its plan for ABS-CBN’s employees.

“I can only ask our leaders what their plans are for the thousands of workers who have lost their jobs,” she said. “Sa panahon ngayon, lalong kailangan maramdaman ng mamamayan ang malasakit mula sa pamahalaan.”

(In today’s time, people really need to feel the compassion from the government.)

The Department of Labor and Employment stated last month that nearly 100,00 workers have been laid off from January to June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with those who lost their jobs in the past months, a total of 7.3 million workers have also remained unemployed last April. The figure marked a “record-high” unemployment rate of 17.7%. JB

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