- Another sad news was announced recently regarding the franchise renewal issue of ABS-CBN
- The sports department of the said network is affected by the on-going retrenchment
- Because of that, ABS-CBN Sports+Action officially bid goodbye on television
- Gretchen Ho posted an emotional message on social media about the sad information
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The sports division of ABS-CBN sadly announced on Wednesday that it is officially signing off from national television.
KAMI learned that the said department is affected by the on-going retrenchment of the media giant following Congress’ decision to deny the network another franchise.
The said channel served the public for more than six years, replacing Studio 23 on January 18, 2014.
It became the avenue for the likes of Alyssa Valdez, Kiefer Ravena, Michelle Gumabao, and Gretchen Ho to be known by many people.
Dino Laurena, the head of Integrated Sports, confirmed the sad news through a social media post.
“The final buzzer. So ends this journey… I made the painful announcement to our beloved Sports team today,” he wrote.
"I've been on this road before, and I can assure you, it is not something I will swear even on people I don't like. It is heart-wrenchingly painful," he added.
Even Gretchen posted about it on Twitter, saying that the sports channel of ABS-CBN is officially signing off.
She also uploaded some photos of people behind the said department – people who are set to lose jobs because of franchise issue of the media giant.
"That's it. ABS-CBN Sports officially signs off. Love you, fam,” the gorgeous television host quipped.
“Thank you for everything,” she added.
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ABS-CBN is considered as the leading broadcasting corporation in the Philippines. It is currently facing heavy issues with regards to its 25-year franchise.
On May 5 this year, the said giant network officially signed off from television after serving the Filipinos for more than six decades.
Several Kapuso celebrities immediately expressed their honest reactions after learning that the network has been ordered to stop its broadcast operations.
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