Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez Alcasid has been very vocal calling for the extension of ABS-CBN’s franchise, which is until now in limbo after Congress has yet to pass a law for that purpose.
On Instagram, Asia’s Songbird sounded very emotional and desperate at the thought that the Filipinos will be deprived of their favorite loveteams, SOAP dramas if ABS-CBN’s franchise failed to get an extension from Congress.
The title of the Abante.com article perfectly captured the sentiment of the Songbird in the event ABS-CBN goes off the air after March 30, 2020, “Paano ang Pinoy kung walang Cardo, Vice Ganda, KathNiel?“
The Abante article was inspired by the Instagram post of Regine which opened with a question concerning her fate and her mother network.
Pano ako kakanta kung wala ng ASAP??? Totoo bang magsasara na ang ABS-CBN?? Isa po ito sa mga tanong ng nakakarami. TOTOO PO!!!!!!!
Regine urged her Instagram followers to ponder what life will be after ABS-CBN goes off the air for failing to secure an extension of their franchise. Anong ibig sabihin nito????
Then Asia’s Songbird went on to remind the public what they will miss without ABS-CBN on TV.
Hindi na po natin mapapanood si Cardo!!!!!!! Hindi na natin malalaman pa kung ano ang mayayari sa Love thy woman at Iba pang teleseryeng napalapit na sa mga puso nating lahat. Hindi na natin makikita si Sarah umawit at yumugyug saliw ng TALA. Hindi na natin makikita sila Mori,Ange,KZ ,Moi Jona at iba pang magaling na mangaawit bumirit ng libre. Hindi na tayo matatawa kay Alex at Ate nya. Hindi na tayo mapapatawa at mabibigyan ng kasiyahan ni Vice Ganda!!!!!!Hindi na tayo makaka discover ng mga bagong mang aawit, bagong idolo. Na makapagbabago sa buhay ng mga napaka talentong mga kabataan natin. Hindi na natin mapapanod ng libre ang KathNiel, LizQuen at MayWard.Higit sa lahat wala ng BALITA at importating impormasyon tayong mapapanood.
Regine Velasquez Alcasid’s emotional Instagram post has gone viral since she published it 19 hours ago and generated 23,480 likes on Instagram.
While many of Regine’s fans share the sentiment of the Songbird, not all are happy and agree with Regine using her popularity to sway public opinion in favor of ABS-CBN.
The foremost example is Facebook netizen Noel Landero Sarifa, a staunch Duterte supporter and self-confessed Regine fan, who took to Facebook expressing his strong disagreement with the singer-actress.
On Facebook, Sarifa confessed that he is a fan of the singer but he wished the Songbird should have thought that watching TV, especially ABS-CBN is not a basic necessity. According to him, the basic necessities are food, water, shelter blah, blah and ABS-CBN isn’t.
Hinahangaan ko po kayo sa pagkanta pero sana maisip mo na hindi po basic necessity ang panonood ng TV, lalong lalo na ang ABS-CBN. Sa pagkakaalam ko ang basic needs’ ay food, water, clothing and shelter, sanitation, education, and healthcare, hindi po kasama doon ang ABS-CBN.
Sarifa joked that the Filipinos dinner plate won’t have rice if they watch the TV show of Vice Ganda, they won’t get a free bus ride when watching Kathniel.
Hindi naman po kami magkakaroon ng bigas sa plato kapag nanood kami ng show ni vice ganda, hindi naman po kami malilibre ng pamasahe papasok sa trabaho kapag nanoood kami ng kathniel.
Sarifa added that he is still alive and breathing even if he has not watched a single episode of “Ang Probinsyano”
Ni isang episode ng probinsyano wala po akong napanood, buhay naman po ako, at sakto naman sahod ko.
Sarifa teased Regine that she has not appeared in ASAP for decades, yet she was able to sing. He asked what the heck was “Love thy woman”? He joked he has not watched the teleserye but he is still breathing.
Wala naman kayo sa ASAP ng ilang dekada, nakakanta naman po kayo. Love thy woman? Ano po ba yun? Hindi po ako nanonood ng teleserye, humihinga pa naman po ako.
Sarifa remarked that he is tired of TALA that has been going the rounds on Facebook, even if Kathniel, LizQueen and MayWard are freely available, he is not interested to watch it.
Sawang sawa na po ako sa TALA naglipana sila sa facebook, kahit libre po ang KathNiel, LizQuen at MayWard di rin po ako nanonood.
Sarifa reckoned if Regine thinks ABS-CBN’s news program will be most affected of the closure, he would not mind it because all they dish are negative news, black propaganda against the government, he is fine with ABS-CBN’s going off the air. Stress is not welcome to Filipinos who love this country.
Ngunit ang higit umanong maaapektuhan ika nyo ay ang news program sa pagkawala ng ABS-CBN, kung puro naman po negatibong balita, paninira sa gobyerno at bias na reporting, ok lang po mawala. Bawas stress sa aming mga Pilipinong nagmamahal sa bayan.
Sarifa ended the FB post with a message to Regine – “Do not sway public opinion by gaining sympathy, hindi po yun nakakatulong sa paglutas ng kaso.” He appealed to the network’s talents to let their lawyer to answer the allegation. If they have not committed any violations, what are they scared of? The network is covered by our Constitution, not above the law.
Wag na po nating lagyan ng drama ang lahat ng ito, sa lahat po ng artista at empleyado ng ABS-CBN, hayaan nyo pong ang abogado ninyo ang sumagot sa mga allegation, kung wala naman kayong violations tulad ng sinasabi ng inyong network, ano po ang kinakatakot ninyo? Saklaw po ng saligang batas ang inyong kumpanya, hindi po sila above the law. The network has 10 days to answer the allegations, prove ABS-CBN’s innocence and tapos po ang usapan, kapag hindi napatunayan, face the consequence. Ganun lang po kadali yun. Do not sway public opinion by gaining sympathy, hindi po yun nakakatulong sa paglutas ng kaso.
Source: Noel Sarifa