Apr 8, 2021 @ 10:49
Bitter! Panelo wails as ABS-CBN excludes him from Claire dela Fuente tribute
Salvador Panelo called out ABS-CBN for supposedly ignoring his presence as top singers, artists, and celebrities honored the late Jukebox Queen Claire dela Fuente as she is laid to rest.
The Chief Presidential Legal Counsel’s ego took a hit after his attendance to the online necrological service for Dela Fuente via Zoom was not included in the network’s coverage.
“Lumabas yung balita kahapon… lahat ng mga nagsalita doon na prominente, movie, singers, celebrities andoon. Pero ang inyong lingkod di nila sinama doon. Maraming nakapansin, sabi ‘galit talaga sa ‘yo yung ABS-CBN kasi ikaw lang ang government official doon, high government official pa, hindi kayo sinama.’ Bakit nga naman?,” Panelo said, seeming bitter to be snubbed.
Apparently, that was not his only gripe against the network which lost its franchise and right to air on free TV under the Duterte administration.
“Hindi lang yun, pati yung pahayag na sinuportahan natin si Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin at saka si Secretary Lorenzana, hindi rin nila nilalabas. Bakit? Pero mga kaibigan naman natin ang mga may-ari nila,” Panelo added, accusing instead the channel’s news editors for the supposedly deliberate disregard.