In a media conference for the new upcoming teleserye, ‘Walang Hanggang Paalam, director Manny Palo expressed his sadness over ABS-CBN’s shutdown that affected a lot of his colleagues.
“Dami naming krisis na pinagdaanan no, for one we lost a franchise, at the height of the pandemic, so ako feeling ko nun mawawalan kami ng trabaho, of course malungkot ako na mawalan ng trabaho at the same time, nalungkot ako dahil mawawalan din ng trabaho yung mga marami kong kasamahan,” said Direk Manny.
He then noted the tenacity and courage of ABS-CBN by continuing to produce content for its audience and providing jobs to everyone who has been displaced during the pandemic.
“Pero sobrang nagpapasalamat ako sa Dreamscape at tsaka sa ABS-CBN for the courage and the tenacity to continue producing shows. Not only to give us work, to give jobs for everyone who has been displaced when we lost a franchise, but also to continue keeping these services. Di lang naman yung mga palabas ang patuloy na binibigay ng ABS-CBN. Magbigay ng kasiyahan sa lahat ng mga kapamilya nationwide,” said Direk Manny.
Direk Manny is an award-winning director and writer known for Sta. Niña, Stations, and David F. He also worked on the ABS-CBN teleserye The General’s Daughter. Additionally, he also received notable awards such as National Film Award for Best Short Fiction Film and National Film Award for Best Scientific Film in 2010.
Walang Hanggang Paalam is an action drama series about former lovers brought back together by a crisis that complicates their current relationships. It stars Angelica Panganiban, Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo, and Arci Muñoz.
The series premieres this September 28 via Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.