ABS-CBN Franchise Renewal Update: GMA Stars React To Its Shut Down

GMA stars react to ABS-CBN franchise renewal update and the media giant’s shut down.

ABS-CBN FRANCHISE RENEWAL UPDATE – These GMA stars have these reactions after the giant media network ABS-CBN shut down on May 5.

Last night, ABS-CBN network shut down following order from National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to stop broadcasting as their franchise has expired on May 4. The NTC issued a cease and desist order versus the network.

Philippine Senator Sonny Angara, after the report has erupted, expressed in a social media post that the move to shut down a big network, “a prime source of reliable information” is not a good move “when people need it the most”. Senator Migz Zubiri and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is also with Angara in condemning the act of NTC which is “contrary to law and is a grave abuse of discretion”.

And now, stars from GMA, their rival, has reacted to the network shut down and just like many people, their hearts got broken with NTC’s decision. Check out some of their reactions below:

Paolo Ballesteros: Sending love to our Kapamilya friends


Janine Gutierrez: The moment we no longer have free press, anything can happen.

Maine Mendoza:

Lovi Poe: This is heartbreaking. Prayers for everyone.

Julie Ann San Jose: Yakap at dasal

ABS-CBN franchise issue started when President Duterte started ranted about them for stealing money from him by not airing his paid political ads last 2016 national elections. However, this issue has been ironed out already as the president has forgiven them and ordered them to just donate his money. The network still owes him over Php 2 million amount of money.


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