The upcoming “Darna” star explained why she didn’t join the rallies in support of ABS-CBN unlike celebrities like Angel Locsin.
In an Instagram post, Jane De Leon (imjanedeleon) said that while she’s also affected by what’s currently happening in ABS-CBN, she also believed that someone’s support to the Kapamilya network couldn’t be measured by just going to rallies.
“Masakit po sa akin ang nangyari sa ABS-CBN dahil pangalawang tahanan ko na rin po ito na syang nagbigay sa akin ng mga opportunities to gradually reach my goals in life, na unti-unting nagpabago sa buhay ko at ng aking pamilya. And I will forever be thankful sa ABS-CBN and its management,” De Leon said.
“My support to the current crisis that the network is facing right now is not just measured by going out in the streets in this time of the pandemic,” she added.
She then proceeded on reminding the people that the Philippines is currently facing a pandemic and she’s thinking of the frontliners having a hard time managing the crisis.
“However, let us not forget that in the bigger picture, we are still at risk because we all have an invisible enemy to deal with. Our health and that of our loved ones are at stake. As the COVID infection rate in our country continues to rise, hospitals and facilities are nearing, if not reached, full capacity,” she said.
“Let’s not forget that our Frontliners continue to face life and death situation as they are being challenged in saving more lives. Dadagdag pa ba tayo sa lumolobong bilang at patuloy na pagtaas ng COVID cases sa bansa?” she added.
De Leon said that people could still show support to Kapamilya network without joining rallies.
“Masama po bang maging positibo lang sa ating pananaw sa kabila ng kahirapan at paghihinagpis? I don’t believe that its fair to stop doing things you ought to be doing everyday just because of the negative situations around us. Even if the world stops, we still have to keep moving forward,” De Leon said, “Wag po sanang mangibabaw ang galit sa ating puso, bagkus ay pairalin parin natin ang respeto sa isa’t isa at umasang malalampasan din natin lahat ito,”
She said that ‘prayers are always the strongest and most powerful weapon’ that people could use amid the crisis.
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Some ABS-CBN fans were disappointed with De Leon’s statement.
“Arte mo.. hindi kapa nakalipad , bagsak kana agad!” netizen thata_luvs said.
“Wala kang kwentang talent pahamig lang ang guzt0 mu,. wala na ung c0mpany ng pinagtratrabahuan mu, tas pur0 pa cute ka lang,. wala kang malasakit at pakikiisa,” netizen Jhay Gallart remarked.
De Leon made the said statement a few days after Angel Locsin who also became Darna criticized celebrities silent on what’s happening on Kapamilya Network.
“Sa mga kapwa kong artistang hindi nagsasalita, may career pa ba kayo? Wala na kayong network!” Locsin said.
“Kahit magpa-cute kayo diyan sa Instagram, nagsend kayo ng mga sad face, hindi n’yo nadadamayan ang mga katrabaho n’yo na dahilan kung bakit kayo sumikat!” she added.
As of writing, there are already reportedly 68,989 total cases of COVID-19 in the country.