How pandemic, ABS-CBN woes affected Hashtags' Luke Conde

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Posted at Jun 30 2020 03:48 PM | Updated as of Jun 30 2020 04:01 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MANILA – “It’s Showtime” segment host and Hashtags member Luke Conde is hoping ABS-CBN could go back on air soon enough, noting that showbiz is his primary source of income.

In an interview with entertainment site Push, Conde shared how the shutdown of ABS-CBN’s broadcast operations has affected his livelihood.

“Malaki po 'yung epekto, dahil una po 'yung work ko sa ABS-CBN po ang regular source of income ko. Tapos dahil naman po sa pandemic nawalan din po ng work or gigs outside ABS-CBN,” he said.

“So 'yung financial (situation) ko po talaga 'yung malaking naapektuhan. Sana nga po matapos na ang lahat ng ito para makabalik, natayo sa dati,” he added.

To cope with the current situation, Conde said he’s exploring other possible alternatives where he could earn.

“Kailangan pong gumawa ng paraan eh. Lahat naman po ng mga artista gumagawa ng ibang paraan ngayon para mag-survive,” he said.

Nonetheless, Conde feels grateful because ABS-CBN continues to find ways so talents like him could still earn.

“Sobrang nakaka-miss na rin po ang 'Showtime.' For almost five years po ng work ko dun hindi po biro 'yung mga nabuong mga experiences at memories ko po dun. Nagpapasalamat din po ako sa kanila kasi gumagawa po sila ng paraan para mabigyan pa rin po kami ng work,” he said.

Currently, Conde is keeping himself busy with graphic designing.

“I’m into graphic design now. Kaya dun sa mga online shop na gustong magka-logo or magpaayos ng brandings nila puwede po ako. DM lang po nila ako sa mga social media accounts ko po,” he said.