Bea Alonzo penned a heartfelt poem as a tribute to ABS-CBN following the company's compliance to the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission last May 5 and halted its broadcast operations.
On Instagram yesterday, May 6, the actress shared a short video of herself reciting the poem.
“Isa itong parinig. Mali. Isa itong reklamo. Mali. Isa itong pagpuna. Mali. Isa lamang itong pagbalik-tanaw kung paano ba nagkamuwang at nabuo ang pagkatao sa piling ng mga taong pinagkakatiwalaan at sa lugar na tinuring nang tahanan,” she said.
She continued, “Nagsimulang mangarap noong bata pa lang na humarap sa madla at magkaroon ng puwang sa industriyang hinahangaan. Ilang minuto, ilang segundo, ilang hakbang, ilang hinga, ilang luha, ilang sakit, ilang ngiti, ilang pighati, kayo ang pinipili. Na para bang isang batang hindi maruong sa mundo, walang muwang, nag-umpisang gumapang hanggang sa tulong mo, ako’y natuto nang tumayo.”
“Unti-unti. Isang hakbang pagkatapos ng isa, at isa pa, at isa pa. Lumakad papunta sa daang gusting tahakin. Hindi naging madali. Madalas nadadapa, madapas natatapilok, pero isa lang ang laging sigurado. May kamay na aakay sa iyo. May ilaw na laging gagabay sa iyo. Nagkaroon ng tapang para harapin ang buhay habang kumakaway sa dating ako.”
Bea then listed down the many reasons why she is proud to be a Kapamilya, and how the network molded her into the actress that she is today.
“Madalas na tanong. Isa lang ang alam na siguradong sagot. Isa akong kapamilya, halos dalawang dekada, kayo ang kasama. Nakilala ang sarili, gamit sina Basha at Bobbie. Marami pang ibang naging instrumento para mahukay ang tunay na pagkatao. Sila ay ako. Sila ay kayo,” she said.
“Pula, berde, bughaw. Iikot muli ang roleta ng buhay. Hindi laging nasa ibaba. Umaasang iikot muli ang roleta. Hanggang sa muli, kapamilya,” she added.
Bea was among the many Kapamilya celebrities who took to social media to show their support for ABS-CBN immediately after the network's broadcast shutdown.
It is heartbreaking to hear that our company, received a cease and desist order from NTC in the middle of this worldwide crisis. 11,000 people are now afraid that they may lose their jobs and won’t be able to just apply for another job to feed their families because our industry is very small, there are not so many options for us, and given the circumstances, how can they go out and find a source of income to put food on the table using their skill set? The Filipinos around the world need our service. Fifteen million people tune in to ABS-CBN every day to get updated with the latest news and to be entertained wherever they may be. We bring the Philippines into their homes. We even encourage them to practice Bayanihan in these trying times. The Philippines will never be the same without ABSCBN, Our lives will never be the same without our KAPAMILYA network. We are asking for compassion. People are dying, people are starving and the last thing that we want right now is to see these 11,000 people (or more) face the uncertainties of tomorrow without a job to hold on to and a family, ABS-CBN, to run to. We heal as one. Let us heal as one. Let us hope and pray for a better tomorrow.🙏🏻 #IStandWithAbsCbn
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