ABS-CBN grateful for public support as network bats for franchise renewal

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Posted at May 10 2020 06:56 PM

ABS-CBN grateful for public support as network bats for franchise renewal 1

Since regulators handed a cease and desist order on ABS-CBN's broadcast operations last May 5, supporters of the network have flooded social media with messages of solidarity. The network on Sunday released a statement thanking the public. Here is ABS-CBN's statement in full:

STATEMENT OF ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN is grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from our Kapamilya. 

We trust that Congress will be able to act on our pending application for a franchise renewal at the soonest possible time. We are thankful for the efforts of both the House and the Senate leaderships to ensure that the network will continue to operate while the bills are being deliberated upon. During this pandemic, our services are needed most.

It is unfortunate that despite Senate Resolution No. 40, the House of Representatives' committee on legislative franchises' letter, and the favorable legal opinion of the Department of Justice, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) still issued their cease and desist order prohibiting ABS-CBN from continuing its broadcast operations effective immediately.

This is a challenging time for the network. But we have found strength and inspiration in the many acts of kindness and support shown to us by the public. Thank you for letting us know that we matter to you. In return, we reiterate our commitment to continue to be in your service. Maraming salamat po, mga Kapamilya!

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