Actor Joem Bascon barely feels that it has been a year since ABS-CBN was refused a franchise renewal by the government. It’s because as he sees it, the company never stopped in serving the public.
“Siyempre noong nangyari, hindi ko nga naisip na one year na ‘yung nangyari sa atin. Ang ABS-CBN ay hindi titigil sa Kapamilya niya, sa mga Pilipino. Kaya ‘di ba laging in the service of the Filipino tayo?” he said when asked about his thoughts on the first anniversary of the network’s shutdown, during the online press conference for “My Sunset Girl” last July 6.
(Of course when it happened, I hardly think now that it has been a year. ABS-CBN will not give up on [serving its] Kapamilya, the Filipinos. Isn’t it that our motto is “in the service of the Filipino?”)
Whatever happens, Bascon believes the network will continue its service by giving its audiences quality soap opearas and accurate news reports. He could not feel the network being absent, also because he is still able to see his Kapamilyas.
“Itinatawa pa rin natin siya. Siyempre may lungkot pero after one year nakakapagbigay pa rin tayo sa kapwa Pilipino ng magagandang serye, magagandang shows. ‘Yan si ABS-CBN, hindi siya mawawala kahit ano’ng mangyari,” he stressed.
(We laugh at it. Of course, there is still sadness but after one year, we are still able to give fellow Filipinos good soap operas, beautiful shows. That’s ABS-CBN, it will not disappear whatever happens.)
As for working with Jameson Blake and Charlie Dizon, Bascon feels the two will go places.
“I guess with the young ones, very receptive naman sila sa amin, sa mga eksenang ginagawa namin. Malayo pa ang mararating nilang dalawa,” he said.
(I guess with the young ones, they are very receptive to us, in the scenes that we do. They will go far.)
Bascon plays Elias, the stepdad of Blake’s character. He holds a secret on Blake’s family.
“My Sunset Girl” will start streaming tonight, 8:00 p.m. on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and on iwanttfc.com. JB