Actress Ara Mina, who plays the mother of LJ Reyes in GMA Network’s TV adaptation of “Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa” has just decided to leave the show for she felt that she was demeaned by the treatment.
Ara wrote on her Instagram:
Ara shared, “”More than 2 decades na ako sa industriyang ito, sobrang dami ko nang nakatrabaho at nagawang trabaho. Kahit mahirap na trabaho, di ko ugaling magreklamo kasi I’m a very patient person and hindi rin ako overly sensitive. I’m very open-minded and understanding.
“Just recently, naexperience ko ang siguro pinaka-disappointing na pangyayari sa career ko. I have never felt slighted and devalued like how I am feeling right now. And it’s because of this one show that I committed myself to. Na akala ko mabibigyan ng halaga yung commitment ko and my value as an actress, which I believe is not so much for me to ask. Inintindi ko ang delays, I honored my contract and commitment kahit na ang dami kong offers since October of last year. Kasi may word of honor naman ako. Pero ganito pala ang isusukli sakin. 😢
“Now, i want out. I won’t tolerate this. Not because mataas ang tingin ko sa sarili ko. But, I know my worth. And for me to be able to work well, kailangan maipakita kong may respeto naman ako sa sarili ko bilang artista. Yes, i need to work. I am a single mother. But, I cannot allow them to devalue me any further. There are surely better people to work with.”
She ended her post, “Therefore, I quit!”
Ara’s post got the attention of other stars including Iza Calzado, Sunshine Cruz and Say Alonzo.
There are two sides of the coin so let’s wait for GMA Network’s official statement regarding the issue.
GMA Network’s newest teleserye “Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa” is a TV adaptation of the 1987 movie starring Maricel Soriano, Lorna Tolentino, and Gabby Concepcion. The newest version stars rumored couple Julie Anne San Jose and Benjamin Alves.