Kapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado slammed Sen. Bato Dela Rosa’s advice to ABS-CBN employees to find new jobs, urging him to take the lead instead.
A day before the Congress denied ABS-CBN’s bid for a fresh franchise, the senator told employees of ABS-CBN who are at risk of losing work to just look for other jobs to be able to fend for their families.
“Maghanap ng ibang trabaho para mabuhay. Magsumikap. May ibang paraan pa naman siguro para mabuhay tayo, maghanap ng ibang jobs. Alangan namang sabihin ko sa kanila na maghimagsik kayo, magwala kayo, hindi naman pwede ‘yun,” said Bato.
In a social media post on Wednesday, Jennylyn countered the senator’s remark, saying, “Sabi nga nila ‘To lead by example’. Baka naman gusto niyo pong mauna.”
On Friday, July 10, an overwhelming 70 lawmakers voted “yes” to junk the broadcast giant’s franchise renewal.
Kapamilya actor Arjo Atayde and TV host and impersonator Kaladkaren also previously lambasted the senator’s remarks.
Despite being a Kapuso, Jennyn has been outspoken in sharing her thoughts on the decision of lawmakers to vote against the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise.