Working at ABS-CBN from the time she was just 12 years old, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo hopes the government can find it in their hearts to reconsider the network’s franchise renewal and save the jobs of thousands of employees.
She also acknowledged that by allowing the network to renew its franchise, this could be the chance for the government to inform the network of what should and shouldn’t be done.
Judy Ann said, “Marami naman talaga mawawalan ng trabaho if that happens. I’m just praying that the government na pagisipan kung pwede mabigyan ng isa pang pagkakataon, masabi kung ano dapat gawin at ‘di na dapat ginagawa. Meron naman talagang dapat ayusin, and we will all respect kung ano mangyayari.
“Nakakaawa lang ‘yung mga tao mawawalan ng trabaho, kasi di lang ito daan, libo, libong-libo tao ang nabuhay at nabigyan ng maayos na buhay ng ABS-CBN. I just hope the government can find it in their hearts to consider the renewal, lahat naman pwede madaan sa maayos.”
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines launched an online signature campaign to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal, is she willing to participate just like Anne Curtis, Ogie Alcasid, Lea Salonga, Vice Ganda, and other Kapamilya stars?
Judy Ann replied, “If only for the people who work for ABS, I’ve been working for ABS since I was 12 so malapit na malapit obviously sa puso ko ang ABS. Ako na yata ang pinaka loyal na talent ng ABS.”
Judy Ann also admitted that she may have differences with her mother network, but they always find ways to sort things out between them.
“Siyempre may mga pag-iimbot naman ako na minsan tampo tampo, di naman mawawala yan and we always find ways on fixing things. Di naman nawawala ‘yan sa mother network mo. Ako, I’m all for the employees of ABS, sana mabigyan sila ng chance. Kasi ‘yung iba diyan kakapanganak pa lang, nagpapaayos ng bahay or nagbubuo pa lang ng pamilya. Lahat naman tayo nangangailangan ng trabaho, sa akin sana mapagusapan at mabigyan ng pagkakataon pa. ABS has been here for such a long time already, it’s part of the industry.”