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On Valentine's Day, hundreds rally for ABS-CBN amid franchise woes

14.2.2020

On Valentine's Day , hundreds rally for ABS-CBN amid franchise woes

MANILA - Hundreds of people gathered on Sgt. Esguerra Ave., Quezon City on Valentine's Day to show their support for the franchise renewal bid of ABS-CBN Corp., the country's largest broadcast network. Clad in red shirts, ABS-CBN employees, supporters, and representatives of several groups held placards saying "No To ABS-CBN Shutdown," "Save ABS-CBN Workers," and "Defend Press Freedom." ABS-CBN's franchise is expiring on March 30, 2020 and Congress has yet to tackle nearly a dozen bills seeking to grant the company a fresh 25-year broadcast franchise. Danilo Arao, journalism professor at the University of the Philippines, said the administration's move to shut down the broadcast giant would send a chilling message to other media outfits to play by its rules. "If we allow this to happen, it's ABS-CBN today, tomorrow will be the other networks," he said. Solicitor General Jose Calida filed last Monday a quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court seeking to invalidate ABS-CBN's franchise that was approved in 1995. Responding to the allegations, ABS-CBN said it "did not violate" any law and continues to stay true to its mandate of being "in the service of the Filipino." For National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) deputy secretary-general Raymund Villanueva, a denial of the network's franchise could also jeopardize ABS-CBN's public service programs. "We are calling on our lawmakers to grant ABS-CBN a fresh franchise because many Filipinos rely on the network for news, entertainment, and public service," he said in Filipino. The media giant has received support from various sectors, including ordinary citizens, senators, celebrities, press organizations, journalism educators, and international groups which denounced the administration's moves. The President has repeatedly said he would block the network's franchise renewal after the company allegedly refused to a political advertisement in the 2016 presidential campaign. Last December, he also urged ABS-CBN's owners to "just sell" the network. news.abs-cbn.com is the general news website of ABS-CBN Corp. Read more: ABS-CBN News

YesToABSCBNShutDown mikenavallo The irony.. in the service of what? YesToABSCBNShutDown ShutdownABSCBN WeStandWithDuterte Let’s support the private sector. 🙏🏻 Sa dami ng staff ng abs cbn sumali ba sila sa protest na yan. Kelangan sila ang manguna hindi mga tao Are these people journalists, production staff, or KADAMAY pay per rally members?

YesToABSCBNShutDown Bakit hindi ko yata nakita mga boss sumali dyan? Bakit kayo lang? Mas marami yan kaysa mga 16M😂 FILIPINO laging rally ang sagot... iamsuperbianca Try nio mag pa free concert dadami mga tao jan cgrdo.. Hundreds? Show aerial photos or you’re into fake news again.

Senate employees’ union back ABS-CBN workers amid franchise woes“Let us not deprive our people their right to information (and) job security.” A union of Senate employees said this as it appealed to lawmakers to “side with the people” amid franchise woes faced by broadcast network ABS-CBN. CMRamosINQ not enough CMRamosINQ sasamantalahin ng abscbn ang edsa celebration 2020? ABSCBNShutdown CMRamosINQ Arte pa more ABS-CBN. Kumukuha lang kayo ng simpatya nagdadrama na naman kayo. Hindi naman kawalan kung mawala ang network niyo.

Mga trolls naka monitor sila sa bawat dito, bakit kau ganyan. Sabi ninyo kay marcos na maganda.. Acknowledge ito yun namatay o nawala until ngyon wala pa ring ang anak, kapatid o asawa. DU30 nagwa niya, mdami rin naman siya nagawa sabi ng mga economic manager niya. Sana wag fke Surprising to learn just hundreds are on the ground to support the network? With all the stars & their fans it should have been hundreds of thousands.

lahat ng trabahador nyo permanente? bkit d nyo inere campaign adds ni duterte? dahil kalaban sya ng kakampi nyo n LP at ng Aquino? ibig nyo bns sabihin sinungalung c duterte? bkit d nyo binabalita lht ng nagawa ng duterte admin? lht ng nagawa n maganda ng marcos? Oh god it's just a TV station. Nobody died. Prima donnas.

Saludo sa ordinaryong manggagawa ng abscbn! San na po mga talents nyo? Di man lang sumuporta? Family is love

GMA-7 personalities stand with ABS-CBN amid franchise challengeIn the service of the Filipino..Come on..This is in the abuse of the Filipino workers.... Yes, stand and accept Binoy's challenge. Anyways he's your colleague, man. Alam nyo kung bakit Dahil damay sila sa quo warranto petition.

Angel Locsin hails ABS-CBN employees amid franchise woesICYMI: “Bago po tayo magsalita, isiping mabuti kung makakasira ba ito ng buhay ng napakaraming tao. Kung ito ho ba ang tamang solusyon? Kung meron pong pagkakamali man, gawin po nating tama,”143redangel said. | KAguilarINQ 143redangel KAguilarINQ How about I distribute ang networth ng abs cbn sa mga employees nito at least habang wala silang trabaho may pera sila. 143redangel KAguilarINQ Mas madame po ang pinoy na wala sa abs cbn 143redangel KAguilarINQ My thoughts on this, I’d rather close temporarily after PDU30 term I’ll open and file a case against Duterte and cohort for damages

KBP says ABS-CBN franchise renewal is for ‘best interest of public’Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas assures its support and help in the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN amid attempts to close it down. DefendPressFreedom StandWithABSCBN Isa pa tong rappler. Todo Support kasi Bias kayong dalawa.

Let Congress take up ABS-CBN franchise — RobredoIf broadcast giant ABSCBN Corp. had committed violations, Vice President Leni Robredo said it should be discussed in the proper forum and not through a quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida. Ito nanaman si expert wala naman nakikinig sa kanya basta makapagsalita lang. The law ignoramus speaks.

Albano, tiniyak na didinggin ang franchise renewal ng ABS-CBNDapat lang ninyu gawin yung trabaho ninyu at sayang yung mga TAX na bins bayad



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