- Vice Ganda recently reacted to alleged trolls’ claims that Kapamilya stars are still after ABS-CBN franchise
- He debunked that said claims while hosting ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ on ‘It’s Showtime’ on Wednesday
- According to the ‘Unkabogable Star’, the network can no longer regain its broadcast franchise because it already has a new owner
- The comedian also stressed that ABS-CBN did not apply for a new franchise but it continues to open new job opportunities as they produce shows being aired on different platforms
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Vice Ganda recently responded to claims of alleged trolls that Kapamilya celebrities like him are still after ABS-CBN franchise.
On Wednesday, while hosting ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ on ‘It’s Showtime,’ the comedian clarified that ABS-CBN can no longer regain its broadcast franchise because it already has a new owner.
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“Linawin lang natin ah, kasi 'di ba marami mga nagsasabi na 'etong mga artista, may mga ginagawa sila dahil ang tanging pakay nila ay para maibalik ang prangkisa.' Para sa kalaman ng nakararami, wala na ho kaming inaasahang prangkisa dahil 'yung dati namin prangkisa, meron na pong nagmamay-ari 'nun.”
The ‘Unkabogable Star’ likewise stressed that the media giant did not apply for a new franchise.
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“At pangmamay-arian nila 'yan ng ilang dekada. Wala na pong mahahabol ang ABS, kanila na po 'yun... wala na pong inapply na franchise ang ABS, wala po, Kaya wala po kaming hinahabol na franchise. So malinaw 'yan ha, du'n sa mga shunga-shungahan na troll. Hindi po. Wala po kaming hinahabol na franchise dahil may may-ari na ng prangkisa, hindi na namin mahahabol 'yon o ng ABS-CBN, at wala na pong inapply na panibagong franchise ang ABS-CBN. ABS is no longer after any franchise, okay? Ganu'n yon!”
“Wala nang inaasahan. Tapos na po ‘yung chapter na ‘yon, ‘yung kabanatang yon. Tapos na ‘yon, Ganu’n ‘yon. Hindi niyo alam ang pinagsasasabi niyo. Move on, move on.”
Furthermore, Vice Ganda aired that ABS-CBN continues to open new job opportunities as they produce shows being aired on different platforms.
“Pero pwede pang manumbalik ang mga trabaho, 'di ba? Kasi ngayon, ang ABS-CBN, ay nagpo-produce o lumilikha ng maraming contents na maaaring maipalabas sa maraming plataporma. Mas maraming contents, mas maraming trabaho kaya ang ABS ay unti-unti na naman na nagbubukas ng maraming oportunidad.”
“Ganu'n 'yon, sa Viu, Netflix, sa YouTube, maraming partnerships, ganu'n yon.”
Watch Vice Ganda's explanation below:
ABS-CBN is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most popular broadcasting networks in the Philippines. Its 25-year franchise expired on May 4, 2020.
In January, Manny Villar made headlines after his firm has taken over broadcast frequencies formerly held by ABS-CBN Corp. His company is set to use the frequencies almost two years after the media giant was forced to go off-air.
On February 13, Bianca Gonzalez and other “Pinoy Big Brother” hosts – Robi Domingo, Kim Chiu, Melai Cantiveros and Enchong Dee – were spotted wearing ABS-CBN ribbon pins in the show's first-ever eviction night following Toni Gonzaga’s departure from the program. The tricolor ribbon pins stand for the colors of the network which are red, green, and blue.