MANILA — Screen veteran Judy Ann Santos expressed gratitude on Friday for the solidarity displayed by her colleagues in the industry amid the challenges to the broadcast franchise of ABS-CBN, her home network of nearly 30 years.
On Instagram, Santos shared an image of a heart shape with the iconic colors of the ABS-CBN logo — red, green, and blue — along with a photo of a rally that took place Friday night in support of the network’s franchise renewal.
“Love unites,” Santos wrote in her post’s caption. “Maraming salamat mga kapamilya, kapatid, kapuso at kasamahan sa industriya sa suporta at pakikiapagkaisa sa minamahal naming bahay.”
Santos was referring to personalities even outside ABS-CBN who vocally opposed the network’s broadcast shutdown.
Santos, 41, made her showbiz breakthough via the ABS-CBN series “Mara Clara” in 1992. Her succession of roles on the small and big screens since then have made her a showbiz icon, who is now dubbed “Queen of Pinoy Soap Opera.” In fact, her latest teleserye, “Starla,” just concluded in January.
Santos’ statement is the latest in an avalanche of support for ABS-CBN from its talents, following the quo warranto petition of the Office of the Solicitor General to void the Kapamilya network’s franchise.