‘Tinatarantado niyo ang mga Pilipino’: Coco Martin airs frustration over NTC order against ABS-CBN

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Coco Martin vented out his anger and disappointment over the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) move to halt the broadcast operations of ABS-CBN.

ABS-CBN officially signed off Tuesday night, stopping its TV and radio broadcasts nationwide “in compliance” with the cease and desist order by NTC after the network’s 25-year franchise expired on May 4. (READ: ABS-CBN signs off after NTC’s cease and desist order)

The Kapamilya star, who directs and stars in ABS-CBN’s longest-running teleserye Ang Probinsyano, couldn’t help but say his piece in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday night. 

“Sa mga taong pilit nagsulong sa pagpapasara sa ABS-CBN, sana ay panatag na panatag na ang kalooban niyo. Sana nagdala ito ng lubos na kaligayahan sa mga puso ninyo. Mahirap magsawalang-kibo sa mga taong katulad ninyo na patuloy na nang-aabuso,” wrote Coco. 

Coco went on to lash out at the people behind the Kapamilya network’s shutdown.

“Wala kayong mga konsensiya, naatim niyong pagkaitan ng hanapbuhay at pabayaang magutom ang ilang libong mga pamilya! Lalo lang lulubog sa kahirapan ang mga Pilipino! Ito ba ang serbisyo niyo sa bayan?”

The Kapamilya actor, who seemed to have let out his inner Cardo Dalisay, said he will not let himself be silenced during this time.

“Hindi ako mangingiming sabihin ang totoong nararandaman ko ngayon. Sa mga taong tulad niyo na hindi karapat-dapat pakitaan ng diplomasya at pagkamalumanay. Ang dapat sa inyo usapang sanggano at walang-hiyaan!”

For Coco, the NTC’s move was unjust and a big mistake because it will affect the jobs of thousands of ABS-CBN employees.

“Galing ako sa hirap at jologs ang pagkatao ko, kaya wala akong pakialam ngayon kung anong sasabihin ng ibang tao. Hindi man ako kasing talino ng iba, alam ko at malinaw sa akin na MALI at KAWALANG KATARUNGAN ang tanggalan ng hanapbuhay ang ilang libong empleyado ng isang kumpanyang naglilingkod sa sambayanang Pilipino ng ilang dekada!”

He then slammed NTC and Solicitor General Jose Calida, who filed in February a quo warranto petition to revoke the media giant’s franchise.

“Maraming maraming salamat Solicitor General Joe Calida at sa bumubuo ng National Telecommunications Commission sa kontribusyon niyo sa ating bayan!”

He ended his statement with a strong note, “TINATARANTADO NINYO ANG MGA PILIPINO!!!”

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Lyka Nicart
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