MANILA — Wishing ill of ABS-CBN means wishing ill of its thousands of its employees behind the scenes, actress Angel Locsin said on Wednesday as she expressed support for the network amid the challenges to its broadcast franchise.
On Instagram, the star of “The General’s Daughter” shared photos of her with crew members of the ABS-CBN series, which ran for nine months until October 2019.
“Isang pakiusap. ‘Think before you click,’” she wrote.
“Mga cameramen, utility, art department, technical department, production, actors, directors, caterers, producers, lightmen, crew, tents, etc. Mga ilan sa libo-libong tao sa loob ng isang network. Kami po ang ABS-CBN,” Locsin said.
Locsin, a Kapamilya star since 2007, shared that she has formed close relationships and has grown to love many of her fellow employees over the past decade.
“Sa ilang taon ko po sa ABS-CBN, nakilala at minahal ko ang mga tao dito. I have listened and known their stories — kung anong mga pinag-iipunan nila, magkano pa ang utang, sino ang nagkasakit... lahat pinagpapaguran para po sa pamilya nila,” she wrote.
While she has yet to renew her contract with ABS-CBN as she starts focusing on her upcoming wedding with filmmaker Neil Arce, Locsin added that “these men will always be my family and I will stand by them.”
“Mahal ko sila at hindi po ito drama kundi kung sino po ang mas magdurusa sa sitwasyong ito,” she said.
Addressing those who are vocally wishing the closure of ABS-CBN’s broadcast operations, Locsin wrote: “Bago po tayo magsalita, isiping mabuti kung makakasira ba ito ng buhay ng napakaraming tao. Kung ito ho ba ang tamang solusyon? Kung meron pong pagkakamali man, gawin po nating tama.”
“Hindi po ang pagpapasara ng isang network ang makakatulong sa amin at sa pamilya po namin. We have families that rely on us kagaya nyo rin po. Konting pag-unawa lang po. Isang pakiusap,” she said, using that hashtag #NoToABSCBNShutdown.