Yassi Pressman has finally broken her silence after her Ang Probinsyano co-star Coco Martin faced criticism from the public for his opposition to home network ABS-CBN’s shutdown. 

On Wednesday, Pressman took to Instagram to defend the actor for his words. 

“Mga Kaibigan po, mga Kapamilya, mga Kapuso, at mga mahal ko pong mga kababayan… Si Coco Martin po ay ilang taon ko na pong kilala, at sa pagkakakilala ko po sakanya ay mabuti po siyang tao,” she said. 

“Pasensya na po kayo, kung sa pagkarinig po ninyo ay nadadala po siya sa kanyang emosyon, at yun po ay dahil mahal na mahal niya po ang mga ‘kapamilya’ niya,” she added. 

The actress further explained that Martin’s fervor for the issue is similar to how an individual would defend their friend, sibling, parents and children. 

“Sana po maintindihan po ninyo. Salamat Coco, sa lahat ng mabuting nagawa mo para sa aming lahat at hindi namin makakalimutan ang lahat ng iyon habang buhay,” she ended. 

On Tuesday, ABS-CBN’s president and chief executive Carlo Katigbak said they will have to consider laying off their employees if the network cannot resume operations soon. 

“We continue to lose substantial amount of money and I’m afraid if we cannot go back on air soon, by August we may already have to consider beginning a retrenchment process,” he said. 

The broadcasting giant signed off on May 5 after the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order for its free-to-air TV and radio operations due to a lapse of its 25-year congressional franchise.

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