Artists and news anchors under ABS-CBN were quick to share their views on Twitter and Instagram, voicing out not just their own heartache but their concerns over the station’s 11,000 employees who are now rendered jobless. Some also pointed out how the move threatens press freedom in the country.
These sentiments were seconded by other celebrities, regardless of their network affiliation.
That sign off brought me to tears. Before becoming an employee of ABSCBN 13 years ago, I was a kid who watched sineskwela, bayani and wansapanataym at home. As the youngest child of a single mom, our TV was my companion, ABSCBN, my dear friend. Waiting for you to go on air again.