A Kapuso artist since 2003 after joining GMA Network’s reality show StarStruck, Jennylyn Mercado has defended ABS-CBN against bashers who are rejoicing ever since the giant network was ordered to shut down last May 5, 2020.
The sudden shut down of ABS-CBN was the result of SolGen Jose Calida’s warning to National Telecommunications Commission officials of possible charges if they will provide provisional authority to ABS-CBN to operate.
With all the negativity in social media, Jennylyn reminded everyone to respect each other, and she also emphasized. that everybody has the right to express their opinions but, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the right to belittle 11,000 workers who have lost their jobs.
Jennylyn posted: “With all the negativity that is happening in social media, let us all remember to respect each other. All our opinions are valid. Just because you disagree with the opinion of others, doesn’t give you the right to belittle or make fun of anyone. Our enemy is not each other, but the virus.”
In connection with Agot Isidro’s statement via Twitter, Jennylyn firmly believes that if people thoroughly understand the meaning behind “No one is above the law” policy, no one should be exempted regardless of position and political influence.
Jennyln said: “Pag sinabing ‘No one is above the law’ dapat siguraduhin na lahat. If anyone violates any guidelines, dapat mabigyan sila ng karapat dapat na parusa na nauukol sa batas, regardless of their position, power, or politicial influence. Lahat tayo ay pantay pantay.”
In another post, Jennylyn shared a screenshot to show one of the commentator’s nasty behavior. She reiterated that netizens with such behavior are not welcome on her page.
Jennylyn told the basher: “What if you put yourself in their position? Wag po natin gawin katawa katawa ang pinagdaraanan nila. Mali po yun.”
Jennylyn Mercado has worked with several Kapamilya actors such as John Lloyd Cruz in Just the 3 of Us in 2016, Jericho Rosales in 2015 for Walang Forever, and Sam Milby for The Prenup.
Jennylyn is also one of the lead actos in Philippine TV adaptation The Descendants of the Sun as Dr. Maxine Dela Cruz with Dingdong Dantes, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Rocco Nacino. The show was put on hold due to the pandemic COVID-19 disease.