- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay gave his reaction to the shutdown of ABS-CBN
- He said that everyone may argue as to who bore the responsibility over the closure of the network
- In his statement, he also tackled the death of democracy and made reference to events that transpired 48 years ago
- His daughter, Sen. Nancy Binay also released a statement regarding the closure, lamenting how 11,000 workers were prejudiced by the closure
Former Vice President Jejomar Binay gave his reaction to the closure of the ABS-CBN network.
KAMI learned that the statement of Binay comprised mainly of two ideas. One, he mentioned about who gets to bear the responsibility of the network's shutdown. Two, he mentioned about democracy dying.
He also described the closure as a "creeping erosion of civil liberties."
News 5 reported that Binay said:
"We may argue on who bears greater responsibiilty for the cosure of ABS-CBN. But we cannot deny that the day the network went off the air 48 years ago was also the day democracy died."
In ABS-CBN's report, Binay encouraged the employees of the network by saying:
"We hope that the men and women of ABS-CBN will continue to pursue the great calling of journalism in the service of the Filipino, especially in this period of uncertainty and anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic and the creeping erosion of civil liberties, of which the network’s closure is an eloquent example."
Senator Nancy Binay also released a statement on the matter, even before former VP Binay did. She said that it was prejudicial to the 11,000 workers who lost their jobs.
In a previous KAMI report, the hashtag #NoToABSCBNShutDown trended worldwide on Twitter following the cease and desist order and shutdown of the Kapamilya network.
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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