Actress Liza Soberano and her partner Enrique Gil appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision about the franchise renewal of their workplace ABS-CBN TV Network and to save thousands of employees who may be affected by its closure.
During the press conference for her upcoming series ‘Make it With You’, one of the reporter asked the actress about her stand regarding the possible closure of the tv network.
Soberano said that the chief executive has a good heart and understanding.
“He is understanding, I believe, alam niya namang maraming maaapektuhan… It’s not just the company itself, but all the employees. I’m sure he has a generous heart and an understanding heart.” the actress said.
“I hope he wakes up one morning and he thinks about it again, and maging bukas ‘yung puso niya sa lahat ng smaller employees na nangangailangan ng trabaho,” she added.
On the other hand, Enrique Gil said that he’s worried about the other employees that could lose their job once the franchise of the TV Network expired.
“Ang iniisip ko lang ang ‘yung may mabababang posisyon. You know I don’t know what to say minsan. Siyempre nasasaktan din ako na there is a possibility na hindi matuloy. We grew up. I’ve been here for a long time but I don’t know. I just hope for the best,” Enrique said.
Some of the celebrities also appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision.
Actress Sharon Cuneta was one of them, and who also friend of Duterte, appealed to the chief executive.
“I’ll just say this before saying goodbye—I pray that our dear President reconsiders his decision about ABS-CBN, not just because I just renewed, I can always find a job,” said Sharon Cuneta.
“But because everybody I grew up with here—who have remained loyal to the station and have grown up here having learned from the school of hard knocks and have become family and good friends—will lose almost everything they’ve built over the years, And even those that might choose to stay—if indeed, unfortunately, goes that way—it won’t be the same,” she added.