MANILA – Jane de Leon took to social media on Sunday to express her thoughts about the decision not to give ABS-CBN a new franchise, leaving thousands of its employees in danger of losing jobs.
The “Darna” star said what’s currently happening to her “second home” truly breaks her heart.
“Masakit po sa akin ang nangyari sa ABS-CBN dahil pangalawang tahanan ko na rin po ito na siyang nagbigay sa akin ng mga opportunities to gradually reach my goals in life, na unti-unting nagpabago sa buhay ko at ng aking pamilya. And I will forever be thankful sa ABS-CBN and its management,” she said.
De Leon went on to explain why she hasn’t been seen in the streets to rally behind her fellow ABS-CBN employees like other celebrities like Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano.
“My support to the current crisis that the network is facing right now is not just measured by going out in the streets in this time of pandemic. Alam kong para sa nakakarami sa atin, masakit ang closure ng ABS-CBN. Nakikiisa at nakikisimpatya rin po ako sa mga kapwa ko Kapamilya na nawalan ng kabuhayan,” she said.
“However, let us not forget that in the bigger picture, we are still at risk because we all have an invisible enemy to deal with. Our health and that of our loved ones are at stake. As the COVID infection rate in our country continues to rise, hospitals and facilities are nearing, if not reached, full capacity,” she added.
De Leon said she refuses to go out and run the risk of adding to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines.
“Let’s not forget that our frontliners continue to face life and death situation as they are being challenged in saving more lives. Dadagdag pa ba tayo sa lumolobong bilang at patuloy na pagtaas ng COVID cases sa ating bansa?” she said.
De Leon also believes it is not fair “to stop doing things you ought to be doing everyday just because of the negative situations around us.”
Saying people can show support in many ways, de Leon urged her followers not to be “judgmental and imposing on what others should do according to personal standard and beliefs.”
“Wag po sanang mangibabaw ang galit sa ating puso, bagkus ay pairalin natin ang respeto sa isa’t isa at umasang malalampasan din natin lahat ito. Let’s continue to do better to improve ourselves and continue helping those in need. Everyone is capable of this. Even a little goes a long way. Tuloy po ang buhay at tuloy din po ang suporta natin sa pinagdadaanan ng ating network at mga kapwa natin Kapamilya,” she said.
Saying she remains a Kapamilya, de Leon ended her long post saying: “Prayers are always the strongest and most powerful weapon in this time of crisis. Let us keep the faith. God bless po sa ating lahat!”