May 5, 2021 marks the first year since ABS-CBN went off the air after the network was denied a franchise at the House of Representatives.
One year has passed and the biggest Kapamilya stars remain loyal and in service of the Filipino people.
Through social media platforms, some of them expressed their thoughts on the shutdown and the challenges it has brought, not just for its stars and its employees, but for the entire nation and press freedom.
Vice Ganda tweeted that even though things have been tough, he will never give up on his Kapamilyas.
His fellow “It’s Showtime” host Anne Curtis said she’s still “in disbelief” on the fate of her home network, but she’s grateful for solid Kapamilyas who stand by it.
Angelica Panganiban wrote on Instagram that she will never forget how the livelihood of thousands was cut off in time when they need it the most.
Liza Soberano posted an ABS-CBN video, saying “Dahil solid ang ating samahan, nandito kami para sa ‘yo — nasaan ka man!”
“Love Thy Woman” actress Ruffa Gutierrez, who’s still “heartbroken” by the shutdown, wished her Kapamilyas to stay strong and to not lose hope.
News anchor Karen Davila, on the other hand, cheered Kapamilyas on to “keep fighting each and every day.”
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