Liza Soberano used her social media platform to humbly ask Filipino lawmakers to grant ABS-CBN its broadcast franchise following the shutdown last May 5.
On Instagram today, May 28, the actress wrote, “It is no secret that ABS-CBN has been facing many challenges these past few weeks. Marami na po ang nagbigay ng kanilang saloobin tungkol dito. May mga nagalit, nalungkot at nasaktan. Meron ding natuwa at nagsabing dapat lang."
She continued, “We all have different principles in our life and we all have the right to our own opinions. Pero kung mapapansin po ninyo, pride ang nananaig, and because of our pride and beliefs, we are forgetting what is truly important during these tough times, at 'yun ang maging mabuting tao sa lahat.”
“Nobody is perfect and nobody ever will be, but if we choose to humble ourselves and focus on what really needs to be addressed, then maybe we can also help the world heal,” she added.
“I believe that ABS-CBN, the Senate, and the Congress are all doing their best para maayos ang lahat sa tamang paraan at tamang proseso. Naniniwala ako na kung may pagkakamali o pagkukulang man ang aming istasyon, sinisikap po ng aming leaders na maisaayos po ang lahat. The same as our government officials are doing their part,” she continued.
The actress also spoke as one of the thousands of ABS-CBN employees affected by the shutdown.
“Kaya kung mabibigyan ulit ang ABS-CBN ng opportunity to continue serving in the best way it can – by fully operating, I’m sure maraming empleyado, katulad ko, ang magiging masaya. Walang mawawalan ng trabaho, mas marami ang mabibigyan ng tulong, mas maraming mari-reach, hindi lang sa Pilipinas kundi sa buong mundo,” she said.
“Kasi if there is one thing that ABS-CBN and the government have in common, 'yun ang serbisyong makatulong sa bawat Pilipino. To our dear lawmakers, may I humbly ask, please renew the ABS-CBN franchise,” she pressed.
ABS-CBN shut down its broadcast operations last May 5 in compliance with the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission.
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