Iñigo Pascual on workers who lost jobs due to network shutdown: ‘Sila ang totoong tumatayo ng ABS-CBN’
Iñigo Pascual expressed his support for his ABS-CBN colleagues who lost jobs after the network’s application for a franchise renewal was denied by Congress.
“Lalaban tayo #IbalikAngABSCBN,” he said on his Instagram page last Sunday, July 19. “Ngayon pang ganito ang nangyayari sa mundo.”
(We will fight #IbalikAngABSCBN. Especially now that something like what we’re experiencing now is happening in the world.)
“Halos araw araw na akong nakak[a]tanggap ng text tungkol sa mga kasamahan ko na wala nang trabaho dahil sa kagagawan [niyo]… alam [niyo] kung sino kayo,” Pascual added.
(Almost every day, I receive texts about my colleagues who have no more jobs because of what you have done… you know who you are.)
Pascual stressed that he and his co-workers are not just from ABS-CBN, but are also Filipinos and humans. He noted that those behind the network’s shutdown are burdening their own constituents, adding that people are now suffering just to have something to eat every day.
Pascual then spoke up for his colleagues and recognized their importance to the media giant.
“Yung mga kasama ko sa [ABS-CBN] na ngayon wala ng trabaho, sila ang totoong tumatayo ng [ABS-CBN],” he said. “Sila ang naghihirap at mas madaming oras na nilalalaan para sa [ABS-CBN].”
(My colleagues at ABS-CBN who have no more jobs, they are the ones who truly keep ABS-CBN standing. They are the ones who work hard and give more time for ABS-CBN.)
“Sana masaya kayo. Sa pagpapahirap at pagsira ng mga pangarap at pamumuhay ng sambayang Pilipino,” Pascual stated.
(Hope you are happy. For burdening and breaking the dreams and livelihood of the Filipino people.)
Though his now-jobless colleagues are facing hunger, fear and suffering, Pascual hopes that those behind the network’s shutdown will not experience the same things.
Pascual is among the many local celebrities who have voiced their support for ABS-CBN amid its closure. Meanwhile, other artists such as Angel Locsin, Enchong Dee and Lauren Young have urged stars who remain silent on the issue to speak up for the media giant. /ra
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