After ABS-CBN was shut down by the National Telecommunications Commission, bashers and trolls have been hard at work trying to make sure the Kapamilya Network loses more ground and attacking its supporters including celebrities like Angel Locsin.
When Angel calculated the massive impact of ABS-CBN shutdown on its employees, the real-life heroine analyzed that DSWD should prepare another Php55 million worth of Social Amelioration Program for the 11,000 employees who were laid off.
Kung may 11,000 na nawalan ng trabaho..x Php5,000…
Php 55 MILLION pa ang kailangang ihanda ng DSWD pang ayuda?
Tama po ba?
Not to mention jobs..
Bababa rin ang chances ng karamihan to find work..
Sayang at magagamit pa sa iba ang budget sa panahong ito
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) May 5, 2020
The bashers tried to argue with Angel which led her to fire back with nothing but facts.
User @ThorWannabe stated that if only ABS-CBN did not ask for Php2,500 for the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight pay-per-view, then it would’ve not been shut down. Angel reiterated that this issue had already been discussed in the Senate hearing.
One basher berated Angel for blaming the government for ABS-CBN for not updating its franchise.
User @chowzu2 told Angel: “Dapat sinabi mo yan sa officials ng ABS-CBN! Bakit sa Gobyerno niyo sinisisi eh ABS-CBN OFFICIALS ang hindi nag update ng Franchise niyo! BAKIT KAMO? Dahil meron kayo anomalies na nangyayari tapos sinisisi niyo sa gobyerno! Matalino ka naman! Please do comprehend!”
Angel sarcastically responded by reminding the netizen that she never blamed the government for the ABS-CBN shutdown.
Locsin said: “Kelan ako nanisi sa government? Individual pwede kong icall out. Bakit ko naman ilalahat? Parang ikaw ang hindi naka-comprehend.”
While many netizens seem cannot comprehend that ABS-CBN is one of the top taxpayers in the Philippines as well its artists, Angel reprimanded the bashers and emphasized that the 11,000 employees of ABS-CBN are taxpayers too, and there is no discrepancy when it comes to ABS-CBN’s taxes.
“Hindi ba sila tax payers? Mamamayan sila. Tinanggalan na nga ng trabaho, pati karapatan ipagkakait? Yes taxpayers. Kami rin tax payers J also, according to BIR sa senate hearing, wala pong discrepancy sa tax ang abs”
Meanwhile, user @GirbaudVuitton suggested that Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, Sharon Cuneta, and ABS-CBN executives should remain humble since they are the ones who need to go back on air. The netizen also asked Angel that if an employee is a consistent taxpayer, does it mean he/she is spared from being charged with any cases?
Angel explained: “Lahat pwedeng kasuhan… pero hindi lahat ng may kaso, may kasalanan J Yes, dapat po mapagkumbaba pero hindi po ako involved sa part ng nagkasala, talent lang po ako.”
As Angel continued to reply to bashers, one of the commentators has raised the issue regarding the statement of FICTAP President. Angel stated that the issue has been raised and settled during a senate hearing.
Angel replied: “Lol na-raise na po kasi yan sa senate hearing… I think may fine po na babayaran. Kung may mali pa, pagusapan. Pero hindi yung isasara yung network at hayaang magsuffer yung mga naiipit na employees.”
An Angel fan accused the Kapamilya actress of overreacting and lying that ABS-CBN has 11,000 employees.
Angel once again explained the difference between employees, outsourced staff, and talent.
She said: “Ganito po kasi yan, sa bawat network or film outfits, may tinatawag na talents at meron rin na outsourced. Ako, talent po ang tawag sa akin, pero hindi po ako kasama sa 4k. Meron rin pong suppliers like tents, catering, make up, stylist, hairstylist, etc na hindi po kasama sa 11k.”
To conclude her engagement with bashers, Angel admitted that she regretted voting for President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Ako I voted for Pres. Duterte, na I’m regretting dahil sa mga fanatic na atake lng ng atake. Imbes na paamuhin niyo yung tao, nilalayo niyo lalo.”