It is also a painful day for many people who grew up having ABS-CBN part of their home. The National Telecommunication Commission issued a cease and desist order (CDO) to the network. Concerns on ABS-CBN’s franchise validity was the main reason, according to the NTC official. Right after the TV Patrol, the network went off air.
Netizens expressed their anguish over the cease and desist order from the NTC. A few shared Facebook statuses merely saying that it reminded them of a historical incident in the past, fearing a possible Martial Law. Jokes were also rampant on social media, particularly about the ABS-CBN’s TV plus, which can be just a souvenir, and of course the final ending of the Probinsyano.
The welfare of almost 11,000+ employees of the giant network is the main concern of many netizens, especially during this time of predicament, but let’s trust the network on this matter.
Our bosses in a live chat with employees after broadcast ended:— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) May 5, 2020
“For the next three months, wala pong mawawalan ng trabaho due to retrenchment.”
“Active ang lahat ng benefits, including medical, sa panahon na ito.”
Never been prouder to be a Kapamilya.
Below are some posts expressing heartbreak and support to the network.
Noli De Castro last spiel in TV Patrol, look how emotional he is💔 #IStandWithABSCBN #NoToABSCBNShutDown pic.twitter.com/minBFafqej— Max (@MaxeneeJ) May 5, 2020
We will wait for your comeback.#NoToABSCBNShutDown pic.twitter.com/OIIwHAAQVo— ♡ (@_kirstennsdonny) May 5, 2020
Most heartbreaking signing off, of all. 💔💔💔— Kristelle 💙 (@tellytel_28) May 5, 2020
May 5, 2020 7:52PM ABS-CBN, now signing off! 💔🥺#NoToABSCBNShutDown pic.twitter.com/iVY1251E2s
I am hoping that ABS-CBN will broadcast again, in the service of the Filipino worldwide.
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