Angel Locsin reacted to the statement of the upcoming “Darna” Jane De Leon who said that she refused to go attend rallies in support of ABS-CBN because of the pandemic.
In a story, Locsin who didn’t mention the name of De Leon called the “excuse” of the latter as “purely disgusting”.
Locsin who became Darna 15 years ago also said that no one asked De Leon to join rallies.
“No one asked you to go to a rally. Obviously, you don’t need to go out to use your voice for the voiceless,” said Locsin.
“But making up an excuse to save face at the expense of those who are fighting for their lives is purely disgusting,” she added.
Yesterday, De Leon released a lengthy statement to explain her absence on 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.
The young actress then proceeded on reminding the people about the challenges being faced by the frontliners because of the pandemic.
Mass gatherings like rallies were strongly discouraged by the government to prevent the transmission of the virus.
“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