The fight continues for Angel Locsin and Enchong Dee in spite of Congress' rejection of ABS-CBN's franchise bid.
In separate Instagram posts, the Kapamilya stars shared their personal thoughts following the decision of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises, with Angel believing that it could have been a great chance to improve the entertainment industry.
"I was genuinely hoping that we could turn this into an opportunity to fix the industry’s issues. Hindi lang po sa ABS-CBN, kundi ang kabuuan," she wrote.
"Though, to be honest, malaki na po ang improvement kumpara noong nagsisimula pa lang po ako. Katulad ng working hours, contracts, etc. Pero aminado po ako na marami pa rin pong bagay sa entertainment industry ang kailangan pang ayusin, gaya ng ibang nirereklamo ng ibang laborers," she added.
"But those 70 congressmen chose to shut down the network instead of standing up for the people and fix those problems," she pressed.
Angel then pointed out that shutting down the network would be useless in helping the laborers fighting for their rights.
"What’s the purpose of those testimonies from laborers fighting for their rights kung dito lang magtatapos?," she said.
"Hindi rin naman sila natulungan. Pinagsalita lang pero iniwan lang rin sa ere. In the end, we, in the entertainment industry, especially the day-to-day earners kagaya ng crew, were still denied the opportunity to work in better labor conditions."
"Kumbaga sa health, may sakit po ang entertainment industry. At nalagay ang ating mga kongresista sa sitwasyon na gabayan at ayusin sana. But sadly, Congress chose a rigid path, pulled the plug, and ignored the plea of the entertainment people. They chose the easy way out instead of curing the disease," she continued.
The actress then said that the rejection was an act of revenge on the network rather than an act of service to the Filipinos.
"Bakit dinamay ang karamihan sa personal vendetta ng iilan? Totoong serbisyo para sa tao ba ang ginagawa o gumaganti lang dahil na-expose ang ilang pagkakamali nila?" she pressed.
"Kaya ako lumalaban, kahit mahirap at tagilid, kailangan ng mga kasama ko ang karamay ngayon, higit kailan man. Naniniwala akong hindi mawawalan ng saysay ang lahat...dahil tatatak ito sa kasaysayan and we, the Filipino people will never forget ❤️💚💙" she enthused.
Enchong, on the other hand, said that he'll stay with the network until the end.
"I’ve been fighting for my country since I was 13. Hindi madali at walang kasiguraduhan pero masarap sa puso. I will do the same for the company which I called home for 15 years," he wrote.
"Hindi ako titigil sa pananalita laban sa kasamaan na pumapaligid satin. Being bashed is a small price to pay to be in the right side of history. Sa mga kasamahan ko sa ABS-CBN, kasama niyo 'ko hanggang muling magbukas ang tahanan natin. At sa mga kapwa ko artista, hindi ito ang oras para manahimik, maging totoo tayo sa salitang #Kapamilya. ❤️💚💙" he added.
Angel and Enchong are among the many Kapamilya stars who have been actively showing their support for the network since it stopped its broadcast operations last May. They were both stars of the blockbuster hit, "Four Sisters and a Wedding."
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