After 12 hearing days, we will soon find out the fate of ABSCBN. It has become a national issue, and perhaps for others, a controversy—which a lot of us have been following.
With the extensive discussion of different components on the franchise renewal, imperfections were revealed, and accountability must thereby be fulfilled.
In the same respect, it was through these sessions, that the value of ABSCBN, in its contributions to culture, history, and society despite corporate shortcomings, were reconfirmed. Values, that over the years, have influenced us Filipinos, one way or another.
As one of many actors whose career began with ABSCBN, and simply as an audience who has been a patron since my childhood days, my sincerest gratitude will never cease. And I am sure, same sentiment is extended by others in the different departments of the company, and viewers who have watched a show or two from the network.
As we move forward as a country pressed by various concerns perpetually challenging our unity, I pray we all find ourselves always tapping into our innate attribute of compassion and constant moral renewal. May we use every opportunity to give ourselves and each other the chance to be our best versions that can only add on to nation building and society transformation.
Understanding that more measures can be placed for accountability and better corporate performance, I support ABSCBN’s franchise renewal. Let us see this situation as an opportunity to help, and build each other up.
This is undeniably a humbling experience for a giant like ABSCBN, and we can all be stewards to make sure that their commitment is followed through.
To our legislators, I hope your decision will be guided by the spirit of kindness, and humanity. Let the people believe that it is with the example of our government that we can be united better as a country.
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