- He accused the network of trying to gain the sympathy of Filipinos by giving them relief packs from ABS-CBN Foundation.
- ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation is currently facing a retrenchment after being denied their request for a new franchise.
The COVID-19 pandemic has really hit millions of Filipinos hard. As the government ordered quarantine measures all over the country, many businesses were forced to halt their operations, or worse, close down because of the lack of income.
This means that workers are also at risk of receiving no paycheck for months or of losing their jobs.
Despite the current situation, there have been members of the private sector that extended a helping hand to those struggling to even have food to feed their family.
However, not everyone is grateful enough to receive food packs. A Facebook user named Jaspher King Matheo Soliven went viral as he complained about ABS-CBN’s food pack. He questioned why the network hadn’t given them anything before when the pandemic started but now that they were forced to shut down, they started “asking for sympathy” from the Filipinos.
“Thank you ABS sa isang sakong bigas na pinamigay dito sa Culiat. Pero bat ganun? Noon nagsimula ang pandemic hindi kayo namigay ng ganito? Ngayon pinasara na kayo saka niyo maisipan? Just to pay attention or ask for sympathy [from] more Filipinos,” Soliven wrote as he uploaded a photo of his food pack from the Kapamilya network.
Thank you ABS sa isang sakong bigas na pinamigay dito sa culiat.Piro bat ganun?Noon nagsimula ang pandemic hindi kayo…
Thousands of comments called him out for being ungrateful for the blessing that he received.
“Where are your manners and breeding. Even a kid knows how to say thank you. Ungrateful. You don’t deserve help at all,” a netizen wrote in the comment section.
“Binigyan na nagreklamo pa mas maraming mas deserving sayo. Abot hanggang Probinsya kakapalan ng mukha mo,” another Facebook user said.
Sana kung gaano po kataas ang standards niyo sa public service arm ng isang pribadong kumpanya, ganun din kataas ang standards niyo sa gobyerno. https://t.co/JlQh2eCm4h
— Kevin Manalo (@kevinmanalo_) July 22, 2020
Nakakagigil sa kakapalan ng mukha 😡😠🤬 pic.twitter.com/oBToI8Ciyo
— Majasty Slayvador 🛡️ (@majasuperstar) July 22, 2020
Ang kapal ng pagmumuka ng tao na toh.. sana di nya tinangap.. binigyan na may nasabi pa.. eh sa gobyernong inaasahan nya ano kaya binigay sa kanya? Nakakagigil may mga klaseng tao na ganito. Walang utang na loob!😡 pic.twitter.com/QgPAkgXIaZ
— marybet 🔱🖤🤍 (@fierceloved) July 21, 2020
ABS-CBN was forced to go off-air on May 5 after the National Telecommunications Commission issued the network a cease and desist order upon the expiration of their franchise. After several Congressional hearings, 70 voted yes to the denial while only 11 voted no.
Shortly after the results have come out, ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak announced that the company will be undergoing a retrenchment which resulted in the shutdown of ABS-CBN University, ABS-CBN Sports, ABS-CBN Current Affairs, MOR 101.9, and ABS-CBN Regional. Among the thousands of employees that have faced job loss, veteran newscasters Ces Drilon and Korina Sanchez were let go by the network.