‘Bakit di tayo magtulungan?’ Judy Ann asks lawmakers tackling ABS-CBN franchise

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Posted at Jul 04 2020 05:01 PM

Judy Ann Santos pleaded to lawmakers to grant ABS-CBN a franchise. Dreamscape

MANILA -- "Bakit hindi tayo magtulungan?" 

This was what Judy Ann Santos asked the congressmen tackling the ABS-CBN franchise, as she echoed arguments about how denying the network the chance to go back on air could lead to more problems for the country during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Kapamilya star posted her plea on Instagram Saturday, joining several other celebrities in speaking out on the issue, days after the government ordered more ABS-CBN broadcast platforms to shut down, affecting the lives of thousands of employees. 

She wrote: "Tanging dasal na lang ang kinakapitan naming lahat, hindi na para lang sa aming mga artista kundi para sa pamilya ng mga empleyadong nawalan ng trabaho, para sa mga nangangailangan ng mga impormasyon sa mga malalayong lugar, para sa ekonomiya natin na patuloy ang pagbagsak dahil sa pandemya." 

Her letter continued: "Sana po, sa pagkakataong ito [ay] mapairal natin ang puso at mga isip natin sa kasulukuyang pinagdadaanan natin. Pare-pareho naman po tayong mga Pilipino, pareho tayong lahat ng pinagdadaanan, bakit hindi po tayo magtulungan?" 

Santos, who recently starred in the ABS-CBN primetime teleserye "Starla", is currently hosting "Paano Kita Mapapasalamatan," a new show that encourages acts of goodwill during this time of crisis. 

You can read her full post below: 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her post came nearly a week after the government ordered shut two more ABS-CBN broadcast platforms — TVPlus and SKYdirect — prompting the likes of Angel Locsin, Vice Ganda, Kim Chiu, and many to criticize the decision online.