Boy Abunda expressed his disappointment over Liza Soberano’s vlog.
On February 28, Abunda said Soberano has the right to change management and express her thoughts.
“She has the right to do what she’s doing. It’s a redirection, it’s a rebrand. Saan ako na-disappoint? Bilang manager at bilang fan, let me talk first as a manager kasi ho may mga complaints doon na ‘I had no voice. Wala akong kinalaman. Hindi ako tinatanong kung ano’ng nangyayari sa aking karera. I was just working with three directors na paulit-ulit.’
“Masakit pakinggan kasi you were working with three of the best directors in this country. At bilang tagahanga, ang gusto kong sabihin, Liza, ang hinangaan namin, hindi ikaw ‘yon? For the last 13 years, ang hinangaan namin, hindi si Liza ‘yon? Because you were saying in your vlog na, ‘I had no say kung ano’ng materyal, kung ano’ng sasabihin ko.’
“I don’t know the intent. I don’t know where she wanted to go. Pero kung rebranding lang ito at redirection, medyo masakit lalo na para sa aming mga manager.”
Abunda left a message to Soberano, asking her to proceed with her career.
“Ang hinangaan namin was an excellent actor. Huwag mong isantabi. Do not disregard your past. Do not disregard the 13 years na minahal ka ng fans mo and do not disregard the hard work that your managers put into who you are today.
“In one line. You know Liza, I love her. I love you if you’re watching this. Proceed with your career wherever you want to go in gratitude. Do you know what you should do? Say thank you because gratitude opens your heart and your life to more blessings,” Abunda said.
On February 26, Soberano detailed how her career went under ABS-CBN, noting how her career under the network boxed her into repetitive roles and leading men.
The ABS-CBN executives seemingly took a swipe at the actress over her recent grievances about how her home network allegedly boxed her in projects with repetitive themes, genres, and co-actors.
Several of them took to Twitter to post something about being grateful.