Actor Robin Padilla responded to the tweets of ABS-CBN production executive Ethel Manaloto-Espiritu and also revealed something about one of his former bosses in the said broadcasting company.
On February 14, Espiritu questioned the timing of Padilla’s criticisms against ABS-CBN and asked him why he didn’t fight for the rights of the employees of the broadcasting company in the past.
As a response, Padilla told Espiritu that he already talked about the complaints of the employees in 2018 during the time he’s working in ABS-CBN as a main cast of television show “Sana Dalawa ang Puso”.
Padilla recounted that he talked to former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, who’s also the daughter of ABS-CBN Chairman Emeritus Eugenio López, Jr. about the complaints and wishes of the non-regular employees of the television network giant.
“Sa lahat ng mas nakakakilala sa akin sa buong showbiz world lalo sa mga taga abs cbn batid nila ang aking pagtulong sa mga empleado nito lalo sa pangbili ng gamot, utang na hindi mabayaran, papaopera ng anak na may butas sa puso etc etc Mam ethel pakitanong mo sa set ng sana dalawa ang puso kung sino ang kausap ko sa tent patungkol sa working conditions ng non regular employees ng abscbn walang iba kundi si mam Gina Lopez mahigit isang oras kami nag usap pati ang patungkol sa housing ng mga non regular employees,” Padilla said.
The actor then mentioned another executive producer Rocky Ubana who’s a former boss of Padilla in his sitcom “Todamax” and revealed something surprising about the latter.
Padilla asked Ubana if the higher-ups of ABS-CBN are aware that he’s a subcontractor of tent.
He also criticized Ubana for his questionable labor practices as a subcontractor.
“At sayo mam rocky ubana batid ba ng mga boss mo sa abscbn na ikaw mismo sa panahon ko ay sub contractor ng tent? Magkano ang sueldo mo sa tao? Minimum ba? May overtime ba? Registrado ba yun agency mo? Alam ba ng Dole na may mga laborer ka na nagpupuyat at walang working hours? Ano ang mga benepisyo?” Padilla asked.
“Ang dahilan kung bakit ngayon ito dapat pag usapan dahil magrenew ng franchise ang abscbn ito ang tamang oras para magpakumbaba ang management sa kaniyang mga trabahador at makinig sa hinaing ng mga tao sa ground,” he added.
Padilla then thanked the ABS-CBN executives for providing a job for his relatives, however, he insisted that he’s different from them.
In the end, the actor urged the ABS-CBN executives to face the franchise and labor issues and avoid putting drama on it.
“Ang issue dito ay franchise at labor yun ang harapin natin wag natin daanin sa drama i already apologized pero kung gusto niyo pa walang problema sa akin we can run the whole marathon,” Padilla said.