Actress Kim Chiu made a message to the critics of ABS-CBN after her home network was forced to shut down by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
In an Instagram post, Chiu who’s a Kapamilya for 14 years, explained what’s currently happening to ABS-CBN via a slideshow claiming that her network was forced to stop their operations because of politics.
Chiu stated that it’s already time to fight the ‘trolls’ who support the government’s action against NTC.
The actress said she became successful in life despite not being a lawyer, unlike the critics of ABS-CBN who only achieved little.
“Hindi na sapat ang manahimik lang sa situwasyon ngayon. Lalo na’t puno ng trolls, tards, bashers at kung ano man ang tawag sa kanila. Sa mga taong nagtatago sa likod ng sampu, benteng account! Para lang murahin kami! Pagsalitaan ng masama! Apak apakan!!!ikinayaman nyo ba yan?!!! Ang sabihan kami ng masasamang salita?!!!!” Chiu said.
“Oo hindi ako graduate ng LAW. Per o nagsikap ako para marating kung nasaan ako ngayon DAHIL YUN SA KUMPANYANG ITO NA HANDANG TUMULONG SA BAWAT PILIPINO!!! Nakilala nyo kami dahil napanood nyo kami sa ABSCBN!” she added.
Chiu vowed to become vocal against the critics of ABS-CBN because the network gave her a successful career.
“Hindi na kami dapat matakot sa inyo!!!Kailangan na natin magsalita at Ipaglaban ang tahanang nagbigay sa atin ng inspirasyon, ng ngiti sa labi at lumalaban ako ngayon dahil ito ang tahanang naglagay sa akin sa kung nasaan man ako ngayon. Malaki ang utang na loob ko sa ABSCBN,” she said.
She also urged Solicitor General Jose Calida who opposed the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN and the NTC to let ABS-CBN exercise freedom of the press.
“SA LAHAT NG BUMUBUO NG NTC, kay solgen calida at sa lahat ng may tao sa likod ng cease and desist order sana po ay IBALIK NINYO ANG KARAPATAN NG ABSCBN SA MALAYANG PAMAMAHAYAG,” she remarked.
The post of Chiu already reached 90,000 likes as of writing.
‘Ang Probinsiyano’ leading actor and Kapamilya Coco Martin reacted on Chiu’s post, urging the actress to be more vocal against the critics of ABS-CBN.
According to him, they’re not afraid anymore because they already lost their job.
“Sige Kim, nasa likod mo kami. ‘Wag kang matakot sa mga ‘yan. Puro lang satsat ang mga ‘yan. Wala na tayo trabaho, pwede na tayong makipag-basagan ng mukha!” Martin said.
On May 5, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to stop their operations because of their expired franchise.
ABS-CBN quickly complied with the orders of NTC and signed off around 7 PM on the same day.