The bible of Philippine politics

‘Nakakaiyak:’ Livelihood of workers, not oligarchs, dismantled — Karen Davila says

0 202

Heartbreak grips the ABS-CBN family after network executives announced plans to shut down some businesses and lay off workers.

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila threw a major shade at the government for dismantling the livelihood of the ABS-CBN workers, not oligarchs as it supposedly intended, following the network’s franchise denial.

The Lopez-owned corporation earlier announced plans to cease the operations of some businesses and implement a retrenchment program by August 31.

“Nakakaiyak. Hindi ‘oligarchs’ ang pinatay nila kundi ang kabuhayan ng napakaraming Pilipino,” Davila tweeted.

“Ang sakit,” she said, sharing a TV Patrol tweet on the network’s plan to lay off workers after it failed to get a franchise from Congress.

She said people were “crying,” sharing broken heart emojis on Twitter.

Davila, in another tweet, bewailed that ABS-CBN departments have been “wiped out” and blamed the government for dealing a death blow to the workers’ jobs.

“People have lost their jobs today. From top to bottom. Entire departments wiped out. Programs that supported thousands of artists, now off the air,” she said.

“The government didnt kill the Lopezes, they killed the livelihood of their own people. #70congressmen #ABSCBNFranchiseRenewal,” she added.

When veteran broadcaster Ces Oreña-Drilon announced the loss of jobs, including her own, Davila sympathized with the plight of her Kapamilya.

“This is heartbreaking. @cesdrilon it’s been an honor to be alongside you in Bandila. You are an ABSCBN news icon and inspiration. I am preparing my heart as well for the worst and will stand by ABSCBN til the end,” she said.

Drilon thanked Davila for her “words of comfort,” saying they will reunite soon. “Keep on exposing the lies and wrongdoing. This isn’t goodbye. See you again soon. Magsasama ulit tayo! Once a kapamilya, always a kampamilya! #KapamilyaForever,” she said.

Days after the House spurned the franchise bid of ABS-CBN, President Duterte celebrated the dismantling of the oligarchy in the country. He said he was extremely proud and happy over his achievement without imposing martial law in the country.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy