- Robin Padilla reiterated the call for workers’ protection.
After his Facebook meltdown, Robin Padilla has apologized to all the celebrities he called out with regards to the ABS-CBN franchise issue.
Padilla took to social media again particularly Instagram to acknowledge his lapses in blasting Kapamilya and Kapuso celebrities who openly supported ABS-CBN.
Padilla addressed his apology mainly to his wife and her friends and family in ABS-CBN, GMA, and TV5.
“As a gift to my wife this Valentines Day, I apologize to all her family and friends in ABS-CBN, ganon din sa GMA at TV5, patawarin niyo ako the ex-convict in me overtook my emotions, inaamin ko ang aking pagiging mapusok. I could have said my piece in a spiritual way. Let’s give the profit of our labor to our employers but our voices to the laborers,” said Robin.
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Praise be to God! Pabida daw ako sabi ng netizen pasensya na po kayo ilang dekada rin po ako na nagbida sa maraming pelikula at teleserye katunayan ako po ay pinalad na maranasan ang golden era ng movies at television when monopoly is still not the language but passion and expression when making movies and shows are like paintings not factory made masuerte ako na inabutan ko ang mga katulad ni Fernando Poe Jr at Rudy Fernandez mga artistang naging boses ng manggagawa sa sining hindi nga lang maisabatas ang mga negosasyon dahil laging nasa awa lamang ng mga producer nakasalalay maisakatuparan ang napagkasunduan kayat napakapalad ng mga bida sa oras na ito dahil bumagsak sa harapan nila ang usapin at isyu ng abscbn isang pagkakataon ito na hindi naibigay sa mga hari ng pelikulang pilipino isang ilaw ito sa isang napakadilim na mundo ng showbizness 70 percent ng workers sa movie industry are living in poverty at sila yun mga nasa ground and almost 90 percent ng lead actors and actresses character actors and actresses die in poverty and shame some are exploited to gain mercy and financial assistance The King himself Eddie Garcia died in vain and in pain while performing his duty as an actor … as a gift to my wife this valentines day I apologize to all her family and friends in abscbn ganon din sa gma at tv5 patawarin niyo ako the ex convict in me overtook my emotions inaamin ko ang aking pagiging mapusok i could have said my piece in a spiritual way “Lets give the profit of our labor to our employers but our voices to the laborers” @marieltpadilla
However, Padilla in the same post continued to highlight the issue of unfair labor practices and non-competitive salaries of the people working behind the camera.
“…napakadilim na mundo ng showbizness 70 percent ng workers sa movie industry are living in poverty at sila yun mga nasa ground and almost 90 percent ng lead actors and actresses character actors and actresses die in poverty and shame some are exploited to gain mercy and financial assistance,” he said.
Padilla on Thursday, February 13, challenged Kapamilya and Kapuso stars supportive of ABS-CBN to come out with their network contracts, bare it to the public and compare it with the off-cam workers of the network.
“God is great!! para sa mga superstar ng abscbn at gma hinahamon ko kayo humarap ng live at ipagtanggol nyo ang mga network niyo. ilabas natin ang mga contract natin at ikumpara natin sa mga kasama natin sa trabaho sa taping at shooting,” Padilla said.
He also dared the stars to protect those contractual and non-regular workers and not just the regular ones.
“Gusto niyo pala itama ang mali abay umpisahan natin sa una pag usapan muna natin ang tamang sueldo benepisyo at tamang oras ng trabaho ng mga kasama natin sa taping at shooting bago niyo ipaglaban ang karapatan ng kumpanya unahin niyo yun tao ng kumpanya na kasama niyo sa bawat araw sa location at wag niyo proteksyonan lang ang regular employees,” he added.
But Padilla may have missed the point, that the real concerns of those celebrities speaking for ABS-CBN are the jobs stake of all the more than 11 thousand employees both regular, contractual or non-regular employees.