Message of ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak to “Kapamilya” Following Denial of Franchise Bid
ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak was emotional while thanking his “Kapamilya” following their franchise bid denial.
The House Franchise Committee denied the plea of the ABS-CBN network to be given a fresh 25-year franchise. It was after its franchise expired and several issues were thrown against them.
At least twelve (12) hearings were held prior to the members of the Committee voting over the issue. The broadcasting operation of the Kapamilya network was on shut down for over two (2) months now.
It was in the first quarter of 2020 when the National Telecommunications Office (NTC) issued a Cease and Desist Order against the network over its expired franchise.
On July 10, with a 70-11 voting result, the House Franchise Committee denied the ABS-CBN franchise bid. Undeniably, it left a lot of people emotional most especially the employees who are at risk of losing their jobs.
The Kapamilya executives were the ones attending the hearings held previously. One of them is ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak. Undeniably, a lot of people praise him for his calmness in responding to the queries and allegations thrown at their network. He also always has a smile on his face.
However, in a very rare occasion, ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak found it hard to hold his emotion. In a video posted by actor Gerald Anderson, the President’s voice could be heard cracking while talking to his “Kapamilya”. He expressed his gratitude to everyone.
In his Instagram caption, Gerald stressed that Katigbak is a leader. He stated that “boss has a title” while a “leader has the people”.
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