Robin Padilla took to social media to express his thoughts on the possible closure of ABS-CBN due to their franchise issues.
Padilla has thrown his support for the franchise renewal of the ABS-CBN network but took the cudgels for workers suffering from alleged unfair labor practices in the entertainment industry.
Padilla urged celebrities to help defend the rights of workers in their sector before defending the owners of these giant media firms.
In his lengthy Facebook post, Padilla also challenged movie and television stars from both ABS-CBN and GMA to present their contracts and compare their salaries to the ordinary workers.
“Gusto niyo pala itama ang mali abay umpisahan natin sa una pag usapan muna natin ang tamang sueldo benepisyo at tamang oras ng trabaho ng mga kasama natin sa taping at shooting bago niyo ipaglaban ang karapatan ng kumpanya unahin niyo yun tao ng kumpanya na kasama niyo sa bawat araw sa location at wag niyo proteksyonan lang ang regular employees paano yun mga hindi regular?” he said.
He said he was ready to present his contract to the public for comparison with other celebrities and film and tv crew members.
Padilla also said that he’s not against ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal.
“I am not against abscbn franchise but we have to be real this is the only chance na kayo ang maging daan para mabago ang takbo ng working state nating lahat sa entertainment industry magpagamit muna kayo sa mahihirap sa mga taong nagdala sa inyo sa kasikatan bago sa mga mayayaman,”
“I am for abscbn renewal pero include the agreement of Chairwoman Liza DIño and Secretary Silvestre Bello in there mission and vision una muna tayong magserbisyo sa mga tao natin sa loob natin! sa bakuran natin! bago tayo mangapitbahay,” he quoted.
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