EDWARD BARBER Has A Message For People Rejoicing Over ABS-CBN Franchise Denial
Kapamilya star and MYX VJ Edward Barber took to social media after the House franchise committee voted to reject ABS-CBN's bid to secure a new 25-year franchise.
The young actor's lengthy message posted on Instagram was particularly addressed to those who are happy over the misfortune of others. In it, he wrote: "I'm seeing a lot of people laughing and happy about what happened to ABS-CBN. And at the end of the day, if you want to smile at the pain of others, God bless you. Go ahead."
He continued, "But think of this. What if your mother had to come home and explain to you that she no longer had a job during a worldwide pandemic? What if your father, or sibling, or son, came home and said that he and 11,000 other people lost their jobs in the blink of an eye."
"You're laughing because you're not affected. You're rejoicing because it's not you. You're celebrating because you might think that finally ABS-CBN has been brought to the ground," he added. "But the family that is ABS-CBN, the 11,000 of us... we will never laugh at the suffering of others. We stay as one family, regardless of what happens. We won't be silent. We will rise again."
"And the next time something happens to you, the person laughing at us now... don't worry, we will try to help you. Because we will forever be - In the service of the Filipino," Edward concluded.
Gary Valenciano left a comment on the post, saying: "This is so excellently expressed. God bless you even more young man. Thank you for expressing what’s in my heart." Meanwhile, Ogie Alcasid expressed his support with clapping and prayer emojis.
Edward recently celebrated his first anniversary as a MYX VJ.