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Former Kapamilya reporter Wheng Hidalgo slams those using her labor case against ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

Wheng Hidalgo warned those using her case to push for their anti-ABS-CBN agenda.

  • Wheng Hidalgo still recognized her years spent with the Kapamilya.

Former ABS-CBN reporter Rowena ‘Wheng’ Hidalgo called out a blogsite for using her case to justify calls for ABS-CBN’s shutdown.

In a Facebook post, the former Kapamilya journalist said she doesn’t understand why all of a sudden her 10-year-old case was unearthed.

“I don’t understand why a 10 YEAR OLD ARTICLE would be used by some to create a different narrative and relate it to a divisive issue hounding us today.” Hidalgo wrote.

She slammed the writer for not asking her consent to republish the story and for making its title out of context.

“The title was TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. The subject of the story was not updated, the writer did not even seek my consent to republish it,” she said.

Although she parted ways with ABS-CBN in a complicated manner, Wheng still acknowledged her years with the Kapamilya saying she’s still grateful for the years she spent there.

“I have kept my silence about this case for years, but FOR THE SAKE OF FAIRNESS I am speaking out now. ABS-CBN may not be perfect but it was a big part of my life. I will always be grateful for the years I’ve spent there. Whatever happened along the way in the past is one chapter of my own story. I have since healed and have moved forward. I am not TRYING TO RIDE ALONG with the issue,” she added.

I don’t understand why a 10 YEAR OLD ARTICLE would be used by some to create a different narrative and relate it to a…

Posted by Wheng Hidalgo Otida on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hidalgo is just one of those former ABS-CBN workers who filed a labor case against ABS-CBN.

Wheng took ABS-CBN to court after the company failed to recognize her 16 years service in her regularization package.

In a report by Bulatlat:

When Hidalgo’s latest six-month employment contract lapsed last August 31,[2010] the ABS-CBN management “offered” her a “regularization package” that neither recognized her 16-year tenure nor promised her the back wages and other benefits that she should have received for much of 16 years, if ABS-CBN had followed the law and recognized her as a regular employee. The so-called regularization gave her the salary rates of a starting reporter. On top of it, ABS-CBN wanted Hidalgo to drop her labor complaint.

“How could I accept that?” Hidalgo asked.

With the current issue on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal and the quo warranto petition by the OSG, the network’s detractors are using old labor issues against the Kapamilya network to push for their call for non-renewal and even shutdown of the media giant.

However, Wheng refused to be used to push some people’s agenda.

In closing her Facebook post, the former Kapamilya warned those using her and her case to just stop because the case is still in court.

“So I ASK ALL THOSE PUSHING THEIR OWN INTERESTS, please STOP using my labor case against the company as it is still in the court. Thank you. 😊❤️✌🏽”


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