A former ABS-CBN newscaster said that he understood why Angel Locsin was vocal on the franchise application rejection of Kapamilya network, citing that she’s one of the top stockholders of the said broadcasting company.
In a Facebook post, Jay Sonza said that the stocks owned by Locsin could be exchanged to a big amount of money.
“I can’t blame Angel Locsin (No. 29 top stockholder) and others for behaving as such. Hindi birong halaga iyong nasunog na stocks na binili nila mula sa kanilang pinaghirapan,” said Sonza.
The journalist then narrated his experience in buying and selling stocks, saying that if he already profited 30% or more, he would let go of it.
“Kayo ako hanggang IPO o initial public offering lang ang laro ko sa stock market noon. Kapag kumita na na ng 30% or more, largada na kaagad. Halimbawa, binili mo ng piso bawat share, kapag tumubo ka ng 30 sentimos o dumoble na, benta na kaagad. Sugal din kasi iyan,” he said.
“Sa stocks kasi puwede biglang yaman, pero maari ding biglang bagsak. Kaya kailangan diyan mapanuri, malakas ang kutuban at maagap ka. Siguro masuwerte lang ako sa unang batch ng abs cbn shares ko na equivalent sa one (1) year TF na nakuha ko sa IPO/ESOP (employees stock option plan) ng P12.50 at P14.25 per share. Pagdating o palo ng P118.75 per share, nag-unload na ako,” he added.
“Hindi ko hinintay pa iyong inabot na P120 per share mahigit. Kasi after magdeclare ng dividend, bumagsak na sa P69 per share. Pero iyong second batch ng ESOP ko na hindi ini-release ng abs cbn ng magkaso kami kahit natalo na sila sa kaso, iyon ang nadisgrasya. Malaki-laki rin iyon. Pang retirement din iyon,” he also said.
In another post, Sonza gave a possible explanation on the stocks of Locsin, saying that the actress may be a dummy of bigger businessmen, or she got it from Employees Stock Option Plan (ESOP).
“I imagined these are her investments vis-a-vis (equivalent to signing bonus) her paid guaranteed 5-year talent contract with the network via the Employees Stock Option Plan or ESOP,” Sonza said.
“That is how we did it during my time with the Company. Iyong TF ko for Mel & Jay converted to stocks. Iyong salary ko as news director, announcer and producer, kinukobra ko tuwing pay day. Except that I was able to unload 90% of my stocks before I was constructively dismissed and eventually forced to resigned. In other words, walang lumabas na pera mula sa kanyang sariling carta mujeda,” she added.
Locsin already clarified in her past social media posts that she doesn’t own the stocks yet as she’s still paying for it.
“Mine is payable for 5 years. Wala pa po sa half ang nabayad ko kaya sa understanding ko, HINDI PA PO PAGMAMAY-ARI ANG STOCKS na yun,” Locsin said.
She vowed to donate her stocks if gained profit.
The actress was questioned on social media on Sunday after she claimed that she doesn’t own any stocks in ABS-CBN.
“Wala akong shares sa ABS-CBN, wala akong kontrata pero itong mga taong ‘to sila yung’ nagbigay ng trabaho sa akin, sila yung tumulong sa akin nung walang-wala ang pamilya ko,” Locsin said.
The original post featuring Locsin’s statement was deleted.