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“Mukhang na-master na nila ang paawa effect.” Jobert Sucaldito blasts ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak

He accused the network of being “very cruel” after it gave him an indefinite suspension last January.

  • Jobert Sucaldito posted about his ill feelings towards ABS-CBN’s CEO Carlo Katigbak.
  • Angel Locsin decided to address Sucaldito’s statement. 

As ABS-CBN Corporation is currently fighting for its franchise renewal, people are taking sides regarding the matter and are currently airing their opinions as to why or why not the network should be allowed to go on-air again.

One of them is columnist Jobert Sucaldito. He recently posted an open letter to ABS-CBN’s CEO Carlo Katigbak, pointing out his emotional approach towards the matter.

“ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak delivered his opening speech with an emotional appeal sa mga kongresista referring to himself as a beleaguered kapamilya fearing for the future of every employee that may lose job should they not be granted the much-needed franchise.”

He then accused the network of manipulating the people while victimizing themselves.

“Diyan magaling ang ABS-CBN – sa pagkundisyon sa mga utak ng sambayanan na para silang inaapi when in fact sila itong magaling mang-api sa kanilang mga empleyado in the past. Mukhang na-master na nila ang paawa effect para makakuha ng simpatiya sa bawat Pilipinong nabobola nila.”

Sucaldito then mentioned his own experience, saying that he got suspended indefinitely which is the reason he went through the lockdown without pay and without a job.

“Wala pang COVID19 nung sinuspinde ninyo ako indefinitely (WITHOUT PAY pa ang specifications ninyo) last January 10, 2020 sa DZMM at inabutan ako ng pandemic na walang trabaho. Naisip din ba ng ABS-CBN kung ano na ang ipapakain ko sa anak at pamilya ko gayong wala akong trabaho? Saan ako kukuha ng perang pambayad at baon ng anak ko sa eskuwelahan niya? Saan ako kukuha ng pambayad sa inuupahan naming apartment gayong wala akong suweldo? Pambayad sa ilaw at tubig?”

He added that the has been with the network for 17 years but he was faced with what he thinks is an unfair situation.

“After more than 17 long years – nagawa niyo ito sa akin? In short, hahayaan niyo na lang kaming magutom until the end of the year? Mukhang ikasisiya pa nga yata ninyong makitang nagdurusa ako at hahayaang mamatay sa gutom kasama ng sampu sa aking pamilya. Iyan ba ang Kapamilyang sinasabi mo? Ngayon you are appealing to Congress na parang nag-aalala kayo sa mga buhay namin and referred yourself as a CONCERNED KAPAMILYA who cares for your employees. THAT’S A BIG LIE! YOU ARE NOT CONCERNED – sa totoo lang, YOU ARE VERY CRUEL!!!!! ABS-CBN IS VERY CRUEL in the guise of being mabait sa mata ng publiko..Kahit harap-harapan ay taas-noo kong sasabihin sa inyong YOU ARE VERY CRUEL!!!!!!!!”

In the latter part of his post, Sucaldito praised Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta’s points against the network.

“Inisa-isa niya ang alleged violations ng ABS-CBN sa Konstitusyon and very clear siya sa kaniyang defense on every allegations. From the citizenship ni Mr. Gabby Lopez who was a U.S. citizen when he acquired ownership during the Cory administration in the ’80s at nabigyan lang ng Filipino citizenship in 2002; the tax deficits of the network in many forms; the issues on frequencies, cables, PDRs and a lot more. Maliwanag ang kaniyang mga explanations.”

It can be remembered that Sucaldito earned backlash after he made a suicide-related remark against actress Nadine Lustre on his late-night show program Showbuzz on DZMM.

“You are wrong here. Unang-una, gusto namin ipaalala sa inyo lahat na mga fans ng JaDine, hindi kami ang may pakulo ng lahat ng ito. Wala kaming alam sa mga buhay ng mga idols ‘nyo. Sila ang gawa-gawa ng kuwento na ang mali namin pinatulan namin kaya medyo lumaki at pinag-uusapan,” he said.

Later on, he apologized to the actress after Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, issued a statement regarding the matter.

Napanood ko finally in full ang Congressional hearing kanina re the renewal of ABS-CBN franchise sa YouTube. ABS-CBN…

Posted by Sucaldito Jobert on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Actress Angel Locsin decided to speak up against Sucaldito and his ill feelings towards the network.


On her Instagram, Angel said, “Kuya Jobert, mahal po kita. alam ko po yung mga naitulong niyo sa mapapangasawa ko, naging mabait ho po kayo sa akin pero aminin po natin pareho na mali po ang pagkakasabi niyo na magpakamatay na lang si Nadine (Lustre) sa ere. Mali ho kayo dun. Pero naniniwala ho ako sir na sa haba na ng panahon na binigay niyo sa industriyang ito, deserve niyo po ang second chance. Sir, tulungan ko po kayo dyan. Kakampi niyo po ako dyan.”

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