VP Leni Robredo cries foul over ABS-CBN shutdown amid COVID crisis

VP Leni Robredo cries foul over ABS-CBN shutdown amid COVID crisis

- Vice President Leni Robredo released a statement on ABS-CBN’s shutdown amid the COVID-19 crisis

- Her statement came after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to “cease and desist” from broadcasting on television and radio

- Robredo pointed out that closing the leading broadcasting company in the country that provides thousands of jobs and plenty of assistance to the poor should not have been shut down amid the pandemic

- According to the vice president, it seems unfair that the network got shut down while the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) were allowed to reopen

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Vice President Leni Robredo broke her silence on the shocking news of ABS-CBN’s shutdown amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The shutdown occurred after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to “cease and desist” from broadcasting on television and radio, just a day after its 25-year operating franchise expired.

Robredo pointed out that closing the leading broadcasting company in the country that provides thousands of jobs and plenty of assistance to the poor should not have been shut down amid the pandemic.

She added that it seems unfair that the network got shut down while the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) were allowed to reopen.

“Lalong nakabibigla na isasara ang ABS-CBN habang muling pinapayagang magbukas ang mga POGO. Hindi mahirap matukoy kung alin sa dalawang ito ang mas nakatutulong sa pagtugon sa krisis na kinakaharap natin ngayon.
“All hands on deck dapat. All social institutions— including media— should be united under a single purpose: ang pagsiguro sa kaligtasan ng buhay ng bawat Pilipino…
“Umaasa tayong mamumulat ang administrasyon sa panganib na dala ng pagsasara ng ABS-CBN, lalo na habang patuloy ang krisis pangkalusugang dala ng COVID-19,” Robredo stated.

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In a previous report by KAMI, Robredo thanked Kapamilya actor Enchong Dee for delivering his donations for the poor to her office.

Leni Robredo is the current and 14th Vice President of the Philippines. She is also the widow of late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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