- Senator Manny Pacquiao has shared his opinion regarding the closure of media giant ABS-CBN
- He said that he is hoping President Rodrigo Duterte could help reverse the decision of NTC
- The Senator also shared the importance of ABS-CBN to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) through The Filipino Channel (TFC)
- He urged the lawmakers to act on the pending franchise renewal of ABS-CBN
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Senator Manny Pacquiao has commented over the closure of media giant ABS-CBN as ordered by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
KAMI learned that Pacquiao hopes and prays that President Rodrigo Duterte could help reverse the order of NTC.
In an interview with ANC, Pacquiao urged lawmakers to act on the pending franchise renewal of ABS-CBN.
"I’m hoping, I'm praying na hipuin ng Panginoon ang Pangulo na tulungan at kausapin ang NTC na bigyan ng provisional authority to operate while the pending renewal bill is dinidinig ng lower House at Senate," Pacquiao said.
"Dito sa pago-operate ng ABS-CBN, may mgagawa naman ang Pangulo. Dito sa pagsasara di naman natin pwede sisihin ang Pangulo sa naging desisyon ng NTC,” he added.
The Senator also emphasized the importance of ABS-CBN to the overseas Filipino workers through The Filipino Channel or TFC.
"Malaking kawalan sa ating mga Pilipino. Alalahanin natin, sa ibang bansa kasi especially TFC (The Filipino Channel), lahat ng OFW laging nanonood ng TFC para 'yung lungkot nila sa ibang bansa, pag nakanood sila ng TFC parang andito sila sa Pilipinas," Pacquiao shared.
"'Pag ako nasa ibang bansa nagte-training, pag nanonoood ako ng TFC para akong nasa Pilipinas din,” he continued.
In a previous report by KAMI, the Palace said that President Duterte cannot intervene with the decision making of NTC regarding ABS-CBN.
On Tuesday, the NTC issued a cease and desist order against the ABS-CBN. The network went off the air after its news program TV Patrol.
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