MANILA (UPDATED) ABS-CBN on Sunday expressed its full support for actress Angel Locsin, who made headlines on Friday after an elderly man died while waiting for his turn to receive some goods from her community pantry.
In an official statement, the network said it "believes in the goodness of the heart" of Locsin, "who in her personal capacity has tirelessly helped our countrymen in times of crisis."
We admire her commitment to continue serving the Filipino people with selfless dedication and love, ABS-CBN said.
We stand by her and thank her for being a shining example of generosity, accountability and compassion, the network added.
Aside from her home network, several of Locsins colleagues also rallied behind her, sending her messages of support.
God sees your beautiful heart and its pure intentions. Mahigpit na yakap Gel! We will pray for Tatay and his family, said Vice Ganda.
Youve always had nothing but sincere and good intentions every time you have helped those in need.. Sending you a big hug Mars.. We are all saddened with what happened... I will pray for tatay... and I send my condolences to his family, added Anne Curtis.
Mars, we love you. The Lord knows your heart. We know it. We love you very much Praying for Tatay and his family. Our family rosaries will be for you and Tatays family, said Dimples Romana.
We know your heart and that your intentions are good. Praying for Tatay and his family. Mahigpit na yakap sa inyong lahat, wrote Iza Calzado.
Yakap ng mahigpit, Gel, Bea Alonzo said.
Ang mahalaga ay ang mabuting layunin mo sa kapwa. God knows your heart Angel. And to tatay, may he rest in peace, said Karla Estrada.
Locsin has already apologized over the unfortunate incident, acknowledging that what happened was her fault.
"Ang nangyari po ay akin pong pagkakamali. Sana poy wag madamay ang ibang community pantries na maganda po ang nangyari," Locsin said in a post on her Facebook page.
"Sa ngayon po (As of now), I will prioritize helping the family and I will make it my responsibility to help them get through this. I am very, very sorry," she said.
Locsin said she has been in touch with the mans family.
"Humihingi po ako ng tawad sa pamilya. Kanina po, pinuntahan at nakapag-usap po kami ng personal ng mga anak niya sa ospital at habang buhay po ako hihingi ng patawad sa kanila," she said.
The late vendor's family earlier said they are not blaming anyone for the demise of their breadwinner.