MANILA — Actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin voiced her support for her home network ABS-CBN on Tuesday, after the government forced the shutdown of more broadcast platforms.
Separate cease and desist orders from the National Telecommunications Commission directed ABS-CBN to stop operating its digital TV transmission in Metro Manila using channel 43 (TVPlus), as well as Sky Cable Corp.'s SKYdirect.
On Instagram, Locsin, a Kapamilya for 13 years, shared a photo of her in front of the ABS-CBN headquarters in Quezon City.
"Kanina pumara ako sa harap ng ABS nung nabalitaan ko ang posibleng pagtigil sa TV Plus at Sky. Eto nanaman yung pakiramdam na maiiyak ka na lang," she wrote.
"Sana may option na pwede kang mamili kung saan pupunta ang binabayad mong tax. To my ABS family, hang in there."
The latest blow to the network comes only a month after ABS-CBN was ordered to halt its free-TV and radio broadcast, affecting the job security of some 11,000 employees amid a pandemic that's already impacted industries and livelihood.
Locsin, 35, has been one of the most vocal supporters of ABS-CBN amid its franchise woes, emphasizing time and again the welfare of its employees.
Locsin is currently the host of the public service program "Iba 'Yan," one of the original offerings of Kapamilya Channel on cable TV.