- ABS-CBN recently announced that it will also end the broadcast of its regional news program
- A video taken during the last airing of ABS-CBN South Central Mindanao went viral online
- Award-winning anchor Jay Dayupay can be heard giving his heartfelt speech about the closure
- As of this writing, the video already has 6 thousand reactions and more than 2 thousand shares online
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ABS-CBN South Central Cotabato has already bid farewell to its avid viewers amid the network’s much-talked-about franchise renewal issue.
KAMI learned that it has been announced recently that the regional news programs of the media giant will sign off permanently a few weeks after the Congress denied the network another 25-year franchise.
In a video uploaded on social media, Jay Dayupay, the news anchor of TV Patrol South Central Cotabato, can be heard airing his heartfelt statement about the end of his local show.
He stated that it has been a pleasure working for the people of Mindanao for the past 11 years through one of the regional programs of the Kapamilya network.
The reporter also believes that his service was not marred with controversies even though there have been actions to destroy his and his fellow journalists’ credibility.
“Gustuhin man po naming magpatuloy, o ipagpatuloy ng ABS-CBN regional ang paglilingkod, hindi na po kakayanin ng kompanya ang pangtustos sa aming araw-araw na operasyon. Ito’y matapos ngang bigong mabigyan ng prangkisa ang ABS-CBN. Kaya kami po ay magpapaalam na sa inyo,” Jay quipped.
“Hindi perpekto ang mga mamamahayag. Pero ang tunay na tagapagbalita, kayang itama ang anumang pagkakamali… Sa mga natutuwa sa aming pagsasara, ipinagdarasal po namin kayo… Nawalan man tayo ng hanapbuhay, taas-noo nating ipagmalaki sa ating mga kababayan ang mga naimbag natin sa lipunan…” he added.
As of the time of writing, the heartwarming video already has more than 6 thousand reactions and 2 thousand shares on social media.
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Watch the video below:
ABS-CBN is one of the biggest and most popular broadcasting corporations in the Philippines. Its legislative franchise expired on May 4, 2020.
A video of the network’s employees clearing their desks amid empty office also went viral in the online world.
Bernadette Sembrano also announced that she has been retrenched as a field reporter of the Kapamilya network.
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