- ABS-CBN was ordered to go off the air after failing to renew its franchise to operate
- To comply with the mandate of the National Telecommunications Commission, the network signed off on Tuesday
- Some video and photos captured the emotional moments inside the corporation’s newsroom
- The said video and pictures immediately made the rounds in the online world
A video showing the people inside the newsroom of ABS-CBN when it was about to go off-air is now circulating on social media.
KAMI learned that the said network was told to stop its broadcast operations after failing to secure a legislative franchise before May 4.
A controversial “cease and desist” order was issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against the Kapamilya network on Tuesday afternoon.
Moments before ABS-CBN stopped its operations, several people in the newsroom stood up and watched the last messages that the network aired on national television.
When the network officially signed off, employees gave a resounding round of applause and they even shouted the word “laban” to fight for press freedom.
Some of them even became emotional because the network, which had served the country for more than 65 years, had to comply with the order of the NTC.
“I am a Kapamilya viewer. Be strong for this trial… Di kayo nag-iisa. malalampasan natin to,” a netizen commented.
Watch the video below:
In a previous article by KAMI, Coco Martin vented out on social media after learning about the closure order versus the Kapamilya network.
ABS-CBN is one of the biggest media and entertainment firms in the country. It had served the Filipino people for more than 6 decades. It previously went off-air during the “martial law” era.
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