- Aside from shutting down ABS-CBN, NTC has also ordered the network to stop airing Kapamilya shows via Channel 43
- ABS-CBN TV Plus and Sky Direct direct-to-home transmission would likewise stop operations
- Because of the grim situation of the network, the management has already stopped ABS-CBN's Current Affairs division, as well as "Umagang Kay Ganda"
- In the event that the franchise hearing will not be resolved, employees can start applying for other jobs at other networks after July 30
The worse has come. ABS-CBN already told its employees that after July 30, they could start looking for other work or move to another network.
On July 1, an emergency meeting via Zoom was made with the staff of various ABS-CBN programs.
Due to the fact that NTC already ordered the network to stop operations including TV Plus and SkyDirect via Channe 43, the company could only do so much for its employees.
From 50%, the company will be giving 25% of their salary as "cash assistance" until July 30.
Afterwhich, they can already start looking for a job elsewhere or move to other networks.
Here's a tweet from ABS-CBN Current Affairs producer and writer Nick Villavecer:
"While they were grilling our bosses at the hearing today, we were told at past noon that there will be an emergency meeting. “You will hear a lot of bad news today,” my boss warned. And bad news it is: ABS-CBN's Current Affairs division will temporarily STOP production."
ABS-CBN has officially signed off after 65 years of service in May. It created a lot of heartbreak not just for its employees but also for its millions of viewers in the country.
The video inside the ABS-CBN newsroom before the network shutdown has gone viral online. It showed staff crying when the screen turned black.
ABS-CBN is the largest broadcast network in the Philippines. The last time that it ceased operations was during Martial Law.
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