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Paulo Avelino’s perception of ABS-CBN as a family made him stay with the Network amid its crisis

Despite the backlash the Network has received since last year, Avelino stayed with the Network. Loyalty indeed has its perks as he continues to become one of the most-sought actors in the entertainment industry.

Kapamilya award-winning Kapamilya actor Paolo Avelino shared on Sunday, October 24, the reason why he chose to stay with ABS-CBN despite being off the air for over a year now.

In his Instagram story, Avelino was asked by a netizen the reason he stayed with the Network even it still remains without a franchise.

The actor shared the interaction and his answer as he responded, “Dahil pamilya ko sila.”

 

Back in the final media conference for Avelino’s former teleserye Walang Hanggang Paalam last April, he was asked to weigh in on TV ratings of the Network since it managed to return on free TV via TV5 and A2Z. 

The actor noted that he was not one who now looks at ratings because of the different platforms that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Mahirap tant’yahin ngayon for ratings dahil ang daming platforms eh. Tapos s’yempre wala tayo nung time na ‘yon sa free TV, ngayon meron na.”

He then lauded his home Network as he stressed how despite the situation that ABS-CBN is currently experiencing, they still managed to provide Filipinos the entertainment and news they need.

“Sa tingin ko rin ang ABS-CBN ngayon, ang ginagawa nila, ay para maipalabas pa rin ng libre itong mga programang ginagastusan at pino-produce nila para sa mga tao.

“So kahit nawalan ng istasyon, kahit nawalan ng free channel, binibigay pa rin nila nang libre itong mga programa nila para mapanuod ng mga tao. So I’m very thankful,” the actor said.

Furthermore, Avelino said he is contented no matter how his show would perform as long as he can keep people happy and inspired, no matter how few they are.

“Ang sa akin ever since parang hindi na ako mas’yadong nakatingin na sa ratings. Ang akin basta may kahit isang taong mapasaya ka, kahit may isang taong ma-inspire sa ginagawa mo, sa istorya na pinapakita namin, sapat na po iyon para sa akin.”

ABS-CBN went off the air in May 2020 and ever since has explored and conquered the digital platforms in the Philippines. It also collaborated with other TV stations in the country to bring its programs on free-to-air.

Despite the backlash the Network has received since last year, Avelino stayed with the Network. Loyalty indeed has its perks as he continues to become one of the most-sought actors in the entertainment industry.

Currently, Avelino top-bills Kapamilya’s newest rom-com series, Marry Me, Marry You alongside former Kapuso star Janine Gutierrez. He is also part of the much-anticipated Darna series that features Jane De Leon as its titular role.



Catch Marry Me, Marry You every weekday at 9:25 p.m.

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