- The hashtag #NoToABSCBNShutDown took the top spot on Twitter after NTC issued its cease and desist order
- Many Twitter users expressed their desire, appealing for the government to let the network stay on air
- The National Telecommunications Commission has issued a cease and desist order against the network
- ABS-CBN complied with the NTC order and released a statement, which revealed that it is shutting down the network Tuesday night, May 5
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Right after the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order against ABS-CBN, the network also released a statement complying with the said order.
KAMI learned that the Twitter world went abuzz and the hashtag #NoToABSCBNShutDown trended on Twitter, not just in the Philippines but also worldwide.
According to a Philstar report, the last time that the Kapamilya network went off-air was during the time of martial law, under then-President Ferdinand Marcos.
Here are some of the tweets that used the now very popular hashtag:
These are just among the few of the tweets that made use of #NoToABSCBNShutDown. In a previous KAMI report, details on how the network shut down after 65 years were given. The Kapamilya network went off-air after it showed a short video clip and a video of the Philippine National Anthem.
ABS-CBN is one of the most popular media and entertainment outfits in the Philippines. It has produced top-caliber stars, well-loved programs, and timely news. Some of the popular shows are “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.”
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