- GMA’s late-night news program “Saksi” has trended on social media because of its recent newscast with a different extro
- Netizens also noticed the words that anchors Pia Arcangel and Raffy Tima stated to end the program
- The lights in the studio were likewise turned off during the closing credits to highlight the background screen that displayed ABS-CBN’s transmitter and logo
- ABS-CBN became one of the much-talked-about topics recently after the Congress denied its bid for another franchise
GMA network’s late-night news program “Saksi” has trended online because of its recent newscast that showed a different extro.
News anchors Pia Arcangel and Raffy Tima, substituting Arnold Clavio, ended the program's latest episode with a closing spiel, ''Para sa malayang Pilipino, kaisa kami ng lahat sa pagiging Saksi."
In the closing credits, the lights in the studio were turned off to highlight the screen behind Pia and Raffy that displayed a photo of the transmitter of their rival network, ABS-CBN.
After a few seconds, the photo on the background screen was replaced by an image showing the logo of the Kapamilya network on its main gate along Mother Ignacia Street in Quezon City with candles underneath.
The newscast did not play its theme music as well which gave moments of silence on air.
ABS-CBN is one of the leading broadcast networks in the Philippines. Its 25-year franchise expired on May 4 and the Committee on Legislative Franchises of the House of Representatives officially rejected on July 10 its bid to secure another franchise.
Several personalities from its major rival, GMA 7, including prominent Kapuso talents and journalists then expressed sympathy to celebrities and employees from the Kapamilya network.
Jennylyn Mercado even slammed netizens who rejoiced over the Congress’ decision to officially deny the franchise application of ABS-CBN.
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