Television host Bianca Gonzales shared the good news to the employees of ABS-CBN after the sudden closure of the Kapamilya network due to the orders of the National Telecommunications Commission.
On her Facebook post, Gonzalez revealed that despite being forced to shut down, the management of ABS-CBN vowed to continue paying their employees for the next three months.
“Our bosses in a live chat with employees after broadcast ended: For the next three months, wala pong mawawalan ng trabaho due to retrenchment. Active ang lahat ng benefits, including medical, sa panahon na ito,” Gonzalez said.
“Never been prouder to be a Kapamilya,” she added.
The post of Gonzalez has gone viral on social media and some of the people who saw the tweet of the television host are relatives of some contractual employees of ABS-CBN.
According to them, they’re hoping that the contractual employees of ABS-CBN are also included in the plan of the network’s management.
Netizen @REALPrinceJoson told Gonzales that his stepfather is working for the Kapamilya network for 17 years already, but until now he’s still not a regular employee of ABS-CBN.
He’s hoping that his father was included to the people that would receive aid from the network.
“Hello Ms. @iamsuperbianca , my step father is working for ABS-CBN under Star Cinema. Almost 17 years na siya as Generator/Mechanic/Driver. Sa loob ng long period of time hindi parin siya nareregular ng ABS-CBN (17YEARS). 1/2,” Prince Joson said.
“Sa totoo lang po hindi lang naman po si ABS-CBN ang may ganyang practice. Marami pong ibang malalaki pang kumpanya sa hindi nagreregular sa mga empleyado nila or contractual kung tawagin. Sana po huwag nilang kalimutan ang mga maliliit nilang mangagawa at ituloy parin ang sahod,” he added.
Another follower of Gonzalez, @arien0425 told the television host that her father was working as a crowd control for ABS-CBN, however he never got a single centavo from the network amid the enhanced community quarantine being implemented by the government.
“Sana po kasama yung mga crew na no work no pay, my father is a crowd control and he never got a single centavo from the network during the past month They only got a P1500 that was given from some of the artist last week, more than a month after the quarantine,” @arien0425 tweeted.
Meanwhile, another employee of ABS-CBN told Gonzales that the television host should not share information about the live chat.
“Hi Ms. Bianca! I hope you notice me. I’m an employee of ABS, too. I also watched the Chat with MLL and CLK. As far as I know, per Sir Robert Labayen, the discussion was for employees only and di pwede irecord/ilabas. Thank you po!” she said.
To prove her claims, she even posted a clip from the video teleconference.
As of writing, the post of Gonzalez already reached 77,600 likes on Twitter.