GMA-7 personalities stand with ABS-CBN amid franchise challenge


Posted at Feb 13 2020 06:28 PM

GMA-7 personalities stand with ABS-CBN amid franchise challenge 1
Atom Araullo, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Dingdong Dantes are among the Kapuso personalities who have expressed support for ABS-CBN in relation to the network's franchise renewal. Instagram: @atomaraullo, @jascurtissmith, @starcinema

MANILA — Several entertainment and news personalities identified with GMA-7 have aired their support for ABS-CBN amid challenges to the renewal of its broadcast franchise.

Dingdong Dantes, a top leading man of GMA-7, was among the first to express his stand on the issue, saying, "We are one in the media industry."

That sentiment was echoed by numerous others from the Kapuso network in their respective social media posts. Some mentioned the loss of jobs for thousands if ABS-CBN is forced to cease its broadcast operations, while others equated the potential shutdown to curtailing press freedom — a pillar of democracy.

Here's a look at some of those statements:

Actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith

GMA News anchor Atom Araullo

Comedienne Eugene Domingo


In the end, we are all family. ❤️ I pray with you. 🙏🏼

A post shared by Ms. EUGENE 🇵🇭🇮🇹💝 (@eugenedomingo_official) on

Actress Aiko Melendez

Performer Paolo Valenciano

Actress Eliza Pineda

GMA News journalist JP Soriano