From left: Angel Locsin, Jake Cuenca, Alex Gonzaga. Photo by Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News
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IN PHOTOS: Angel, Toni, Beauty, Kathryn and many more show up to make noise for ABS-CBN

On Saturday evening, celebrities, employees, and supporters of the country’s biggest network came together to lend their voices for the company that treated them as family. BY JACS T. SAMPAYAN  
ANCX | Jul 19 2020

Hours before the scheduled noise barrage and motorcade at the ABS-CBN complex on Saturday, the air was already filled with energy and emotion. Cars slowly circled the block that connected Mother Ignacia, E. Lopez, and Esguerra, all incessantly beeping and its passengers shouting. 

Everyone was converging at the Sgt. Esguerra gate of the network’s compound where a small stage was set up. There, speakers—from college editors to party list representatives—took turns to air the pent-up emotions and frustrations they have been feeling since the start of the congressional hearings. Every now and then, the crowd—whose social distancing was maintained by roving marshals—would chant “defend, defend, defend press freedom!” while military personnel observed from different corners.

Both celebrities and employees from the network, whose work and livelihood were affected by the non-renewal, stood as close as permissible, singing “Bayan Ko,” shouting until they were hoarse and until the skies darkened. While our future remains uncertain, for that night at least, we wanted to make sure that someone was hearing our voices.

Kylie Versoza and boyfriend Jake Cuenca. Photo by Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News
Alex Gonzaga. Photo by Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News
Edward Barbers. Photo by Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News
Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. Photo by Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News
Enchong Dee’s IG story.
Beauty Gonzales. Photo by Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News
John Lapus. Photo by Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News
Jona. Photo by Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

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