- Jimmy Bondoc’s Facebook post about the “Biggest TV Network Closing Down” has been lambasted by netizens and Kapamilya stars
- ABS-CBN stars defended the network against Bondoc’s accusations
- Bondoc fired back at ABS-CBN Executive Deo Endrinal’s Facebook post about his accusations
Jimmy Bondoc’s Facebook post in which he said he was looking forward to the closure of the “biggest network” (later naming the station as ABS-CBN) has earned him the ire of many people.
ABS-CBN Executive Deo Endrinal, who was one of Bondoc’s bosses at the network, posted on his Facebook account his reaction to the former ABS-CBN artist’s rant.
“Thousands of us working in ABS-CBN are thankful for the many opportunities, I think you should be thankful too,” he wrote. Then, he used the hashtag “the power of gratitude.”
Along with Endrinal’s post were pictures of Bondoc from his past shows on ABS-CBN. Bondoc was a frequent performer on ASAP, which was once headed by Endrinal, and served as a regular celebrity mentor on It’s Showtime.
The singer fired back at Endrinal’s post as he clarified things about his controversial post.
“Sir Deo, boss, amo… linawin lang natin.
“1) Gratitude to the many good people in a certain network has NO-THING TO DO with the malicious news and info and alleged harassment cases that occur in its rooms;
“2) It also has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with the alleged unlawful transfer of a network’s ownership to the unwarranted benefit of a few individuals. That is for the courts to decide. And the grant or extension of a permit is the government’s prerogative.
“3) Lastly, jobs need not be lost if there is a change of ownership. Bakit tatanggalin ang mga walang kasalanan? And if illegally removed, meron namang legal recourse ang employees.
“Are you saying that for example- KUNG MAPATUNAYAN nga na hindi makatarungan ang pag-ari ng isang indibidwal sa isang network, kakampi pa rin kayo sa lumabag sa batas? Tanong lang po, boss sir amo chief Deo, boss, amo…”
Bondoc also posted about Enrico Santos, Executive Producer at ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc., who allegedly harassed him. The singer clarified that this was not true and felt sorry for dragging the latter’s name in the controversy.