Angel Locsin blasts Harry Roque for his remarks on ABS-CBN’s COVID-19 relief efforts


Kapamilya star Angel Locsin slammed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s remarks on her home network ABS-CBN’s relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, Malacañang asked why the broadcast network “could not have done more” in their relief efforts compared to Ayala and Manuel V. Pangilinan-led companies. 

In her Instagram stories, Angel reposted a quote card from ABS-CBN News where Roque asked why ABS-CBN did not do the same as other “oligarchs.”

“I know you donated P200 million of your own money but the rest you raised from your TV programs through your calls for donation but these two companies did it on their own. I do not know why ABS-CBN could not have done more like what the Ayalas and MVPs did,” Roque said. 

Locsin was quick to respond that Malacañang should have been grateful for their relief efforts since these were done out of goodwill. 

“Pambihira. Imbes na magpasalamat at may sumasalo, nagawa mo pang tuligsain. Kusang loob po iyan at hindi obligasyon dahil government naman po talaga dapat ang gagawa neto pero humingi po kayo ng tulong di ba kasi hindi kaya?” she asked.

“Wala nga ako narinig na naitulong mo pero nagawa mo pang magsalita ng ganito,” she added. 

According to ABS-CBN News, the company Pantawid ng Pag-ibig project raised P427.1 million, while the Lopez group of companies did its part in raising money for various initiatives. 

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