‘Tapos na ang panahon para matakot’: Angelica Panganiban Breaks Silence on ABS-CBN Shutdown

Angelica Panganiban has finally broken her silence on the issue surrounding the ABS-CBN shutdown and the resulting layoff of thousands of employees.

On Twitter, Angelica expressed her anger, disappointment, and sadness over the decision of Congress after explaining why she was only choosing now to speak out.

“Nanahimik dahil hindi kayang buuin ng salita ang nararamdaman ko. Galit, takot, pangangamba. Ilang buwan nang nag iisip paano na ang kasamahan namin sa trabaho. Ang pamilya nila. At dumating na ang araw na napakahirap tanggapin,” she began in a series of tweets.

“Serbisyo para sa bayan ang dapat na inuuna ng mambabatas natin. Sa ginawa nila, sarili nila ang inuna nila. Sa totoo lang, hindi po namin responsibilidad ang mga empleyado na nawalan ng trabaho. Pero nandito kami. Nagsasalita, para sa kanila. Bakit? Kasi siguro yun ang makatao.”

She then pleaded to those making light of the situation to empathize with the thousands who lost their livelihood.

“Tratuhin niyo naman kaming mga tao. Kaming lahat na nawalan ng trabaho. Nawalan ng tahanan. Paano niyo kayang sikmurain na pag tawanan ang kapwa ninyo pilipino na nawalan ng kabuhayan? Pilipino sa kapwa pilipino na ang naglalaban laban. Tama pa ba yon?” she said.

“Hindi namin ikakamatay ang masasakit ninyong salita laban sa amin. Pero, ikakamatay ng marami sa kasamahan ko at ng mga pamilya nila ang gutom na mararanasan nila sa mga darating na araw. Tapos na ang panahon para matakot,” she added.

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It was on July 10, Friday, when the House Committee on Legislative Franchises denied the network a fresh broadcast franchise. ABS-CBN will begin retrenching its workers by the end of August.

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