Kapamilya stars have taken to social media to air out their thoughts and feelings about ABS-CBN's broadcast shutdown last night, May 5, as the company compiled with the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
Actors and actresses flooded Twitter and Instagram with the red, green, and blue colors of the ABS-CBN logo as a show of support, with many opening up about the ways the network changed their lives. Some celebrities also expressed their dismay over the shutdown.
Coco Martin bared his anger over the news in a lengthy post, highlighting how the shutdown will affect many Filipinos' livelihoods, as well as their means of being informed and entertained amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Unkabogable Phenomenal Star Vice Ganda also shared the same sentiments.
Meanwhile, Judy Ann Santos, who has been with the network for 28 years, expressed her shock. Judy Ann has been with ABS-CBN since her “Mara Clara” days in 1992.
Angel Locsin shed tears for more than 11,000 workers whose livelihoods will be impacted by the shutdown, as revealed by her fiance Neil Arce on Instagram.
Bea Alonzo expressed how "heartbroken" she was after ABS-CBN signed off.
It is heartbreaking to hear that our company, received a cease and desist order from NTC in the middle of this worldwide crisis. 11,000 people are now afraid that they may lose their jobs and won’t be able to just apply for another job to feed their families because our industry is very small, there are not so many options for us, and given the circumstances, how can they go out and find a source of income to put food on the table using their skill set? The Filipinos around the world need our service. Fifteen million people tune in to ABS-CBN every day to get updated with the latest news and to be entertained wherever they may be. We bring the Philippines into their homes. We even encourage them to practice Bayanihan in these trying times. The Philippines will never be the same without ABSCBN, Our lives will never be the same without our KAPAMILYA network. We are asking for compassion. People are dying, people are starving and the last thing that we want right now is to see these 11,000 people (or more) face the uncertainties of tomorrow without a job to hold on to and a family, ABS-CBN, to run to. We heal as one. Let us heal as one. Let us hope and pray for a better tomorrow.🙏🏻 #IStandWithAbsCbn
Toni Gonzaga and Maja Salvador, on the other hand, recalled their journeys with the company.
Toni even revealed that working for ABS-CBN was her “biggest dream.”
Kathryn Bernardo, Anne Curtis, Angelica Panganiban, and Kim Chiu have also expressed their feelings about the shutdown and extended their prayers and messages of support.
Dimples Romana, Janella Salvador, Gerald Anderson, Loisa Andalio, Maris Racal, and many more Kapamilyas were among those who took to their platforms to "defend press freedom" and to remind their followers to stay vigilant against the fake news spreading all over social media. You can see more of their posts here:
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