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Vice Ganda, Ruffa Gutierrez, other ABS-CBN celebrities and employees petition to bring back the network

An online petition was launched to bring back ABS-CBN

After the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) cease-and-desist order against ABS-CBN, celebrities and employees are petitioning to bring back the network as the threat of losing their jobs looms larger.

The network claims that they lose millions per day since the May 5 shutdown. The network is still paying its employees despite the shutdown, however, some employees were already told that their service will be soon terminated.

In a tweet by ABS-CBN news via Tarra Quismundo, ABS-CBN News head Ging Reyes said that “ABS-CBN loses P35 million daily with its broadcast services off the air.”

The network also said that the shutdown is causing “severe financial hemorrhage” and if the Supreme Court (SC) doesn’t reverse it, the network will be forced to lose its employees.

The petition of the network is supported not only by its employees and celebrities but also by local citizens. These citizens expressed their sympathy through different online platforms and encouraged others to sign the petition too.

The ABS-CBN launched the online petition campaign entitled “Ibalik and ABS-CBN” which is addressed to the members of the House of Representatives. 

We, the employees of ABS-CBN, call for the immediate discussion and passing of the renewal of the ABS-CBN Franchise,” the petition said. 

We want ABS-CBN to continue its operations, not only because it serves as our main source of livelihood, but because for most of us, the company’s happy working environment and the management’s fair practices have encouraged us to continue to be in the service of the Filipino.” the petition added. 

As of today, the online petition was already signed by more than 1 million people.

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