ABS-CBN Shut Down: Netizens Protest, Reasons Why They Need Network

Netizens protest amid ABS-CBN shut down and expressed reasons why they need the network.

ABS-CBN SHUT DOWN – #WeNeedABSCBN has been trending and many people expressed their support and reasons why they need the network.

With the  cease and desist order from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) released last May 5, the biggest television and media company was forced to shut down. This is after its 25-year legislative franchise has expired on May 4.

ABS-CBN Shut Down
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In a previous article, the network’s President and CEO Carlo Katigbak expressed fear that if they are not able to air again by August, they might consider laying off some of their employees. This is because of their huge daily losses in their advertising revenues amounting Php 30 – Php 35 million daily. 

A lot of issues has then transpired coming from their alleged tax evasion down to unfair labor practice and foreign ownership violations. But this has all been cleared by the network. They are currently under process for another franchise renewal but it seems like everything’s shaky for the network.

With their millions of loyal viewers and supporters, the hashtag “#WeNeedABSCBN” is trending online as of this posting. This is like a form of online protest from the netizens and this is where they have also expressed why they need the Kapamilya network to return.

Check out some of the reasons of the people:

I wouldn’t know KathNiel if it weren’t for ABS-CBN.

They are not just a tv and radio station company…

The only station that puts a smile on my 73 year old mom.

ABS CBN has been part of my life.

Grew up with ABSCBN programs like a lot of us 80’s kids.


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