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Jessy Mendiola reveals Luis Manzano has silently been organizing job fair group for ABS-CBN workers

/ 11:35 AM July 22, 2020
Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano

Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano. Image: Instagram/@senorita_jessy

Actress Jessy Mendiola defended her boyfriend and fellow actor Luis Manzano from bashers who allege that he has been silent about the ABS-CBN issue. She revealed some of the efforts he actually has undertaken for the network’s employees.

Manzano has been organizing a job fair group for his fellow Kapamilya employees for the past three days with the help of some of his friends, Mendiola said via Instagram yesterday, July 21.

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The actor has silently been assisting the media giant’s displaced workers after its bid for a fresh franchise was denied by Congress on July 10.

“Alam ko na hindi ko na dapat ito i-post,” she noted, showing Manzano busy on his phone. “Pero sobrang proud ako sa’yo love.” (I know I should not post this but I am so proud of you love.)

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Mendiola then addressed some of the criticisms against the actor by revealing how he reacted when the verdict for the TV network’s franchise application was released. According to the actress, the first thing that Manzano thought about was his ABS-CBN shows’ staff and how they would cope with the shutdown.

“‘Paano yung staff ko?’ (meaning paano daw yung staff niya sa mga shows niya,” Mendiola recalled Manzano saying.

The actress said that since Manzano has not been speaking about his efforts for the Kapamilya employees, she deemed she should be the one to do it for him.

“Hindi man lahat matutulungan mo, ang importante ginagawa mo ang lahat [sa abot ng] makakaya mo,” she adds. “Sobrang buti ng puso mo.”

(You might not be able to help everyone but the important thing is that you are doing as much as you can. You have such a good heart.)

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Image: screengrab from Jessy Mendiola’s Instagram Story

The TV network was ordered to cease its operations on May 5, a day after its franchise expired. ABS-CBN failed to acquire a new 25-year franchise after the report recommending the denial of its franchise application got 70 affirmative votes from lawmakers.

The decision of Congress left 11,000 employees at risk of losing their jobs. A few days after failing to acquire a new franchise, the network announced that it will begin retrenching employees by the end of August. JB

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