Statement of Aljur Abrenica on the ABS-CBN Franchise Denial
ALJUR ABRENICA – The Kapamilya actor broke his silence on the denial of the franchise bid of ABS-CBN Network.
Last July 10, countless hearts were broken following the decision of the House Franchise Committee on the ABS-CBN Network’s franchise bid. The bid was junked by a 70-11 voting of the members.
It was more than two (2) months ago when the network’s broadcasting operation went off-air. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) released a Cease and Desist Order over its expired franchise.
Many hoped that the Kapamilya network will be given a fresh 25-year franchise. Some are vocal about it while others maintained their silence.
One of the Kapamilya celebrities who seem silent about his stand on the ABS-CBN franchise denial is actor Aljur Abrenica. Based on an article on Pep, he said that it is not that he is not vocal but things are already out of his hands.
Aljur clarified that he is “pro-franchise” and he is grateful to ABS-CBN, his mother network now. He stressed that the network has helped him a lot but he does not know much about the details regarding its franchise issue.
“Marami rin silang [ABS-CBN] naitulong sa akin. Pero it’s beyond me. Ibig kong sabihin, their fight is their fight,” Aljur Abrenica said.
Based on the article, Aljur said that as an artist, he only knows the things behind the camera and he looks at the happenings now as the time for cleansing and a chance for the network to be better.
The Kapamilya actor stressed again his support for ABS-CBN on its franchise bid but said that there are deeper issues than its franchise. Meanwhile, according to him, in every case, there is a chance for improvement.
Thank you for visiting Philnews.ph. Aside from Aljur, several other celebrities like Kapamilya lifestyle show host Korina Sanchez aired their side on the franchise issue of the network.