‘People are crying, people are lost’: Boy Abunda turns emotional on ABS-CBN broadcast shutdown
Abunda addressed the issue at length in the first episode of “Talk About Talk,” his online YouTube series. Explaining his timing, Abunda said he had opted to grieve in private, and pointed out he no longer had his usual venue for airing his opinions. Prior to the shutdown, that was “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN.
Abunda was interviewed by young co-hosts, who asked him on a range of topics related to ABS-CBN’s shutdown, from whether he believes the so-called “conscience vote” of lawmakers who denied the franchise, to his friendship with Rep. Mike Defensor, one of the staunchest critics of the network.
When he started to talk about his long-time co-workers who are now without stable jobs as a result of the franchise denial, Abunda became visibly emotional, pausing several times to compose himself.“People are crying, people are lost. This pain is real. I’m not talking about data. I’m not talking about statistics. I am talking about real people who are suffering, who are in pain, who don’t know what to do,” he said.
He then mentioned the case of Mavic Oducayen, the ABS-CBN production manager who was reported to have died of a heart attack, after she got confirmation that she was among those who would be retrenched.Soon after Duterte allies in Congress voted to kill ABS-CBN’s franchise, the network was forced to start its retrenchment process, affecting thousands of workers and entire units, many of whom will end their tenure at the end of August.
“Pag pinag-uusapan ang pagsasara ng ABS-CBN, this is something that is real. This is a pain that I feel. Not just my pain, but the pain of people who I’ve worked with for years, for decades. Iyon ang buhay ng nagluluksa,” he said.Recalling he showed up for work on the evening after his mother died in December 2019, Abunda said, “Ganoon ko kamahal ang trabahong ito.”
“You can imagine what it means to lose this job.”Watch Abunda’s full statement below: Read more: ABS-CBN News »
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Tito bohhhyy, kwento mo kay 🐢 'and pointed out he no longer had his usual venue for airing his opinions.' Bull to the f*cking crap. Internet Explorer ..hahaha your the only ones who are lost and not moving on.its not even news anymore.its your stations propaganda and motives is what all behind ur charades. dont treat normal people as idiots as u perceived it to be.
Okayyyy.. Let me share my opinion... Oh wait let me monetize it 🙄🙄🙄 Tito Boy,showbiz news is not really my cup of tea, but I was was surprise you were tight-lipped & inaudible on the ABS franchise issue. For a host whose business is peddling their opinions, you were so creepy quiet. Where have you been? If what they say here is true, TOO LATE.
GG KIDZ DDS yan eh Did you even try to ask those in the position now that you supported in the previous election? Hay naku Boy Abunda at ABSCBN. Tapos na ang panahon na nadadaan niyo ang masa sa mga kadramahan niyo. Kahit maglupasay ka sa sahig Boy, kahit lumobo pa ang sipon mo kakaiyak, ABSCBN will remain shut. 💯
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