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‘Most-hated Kapamilya hosts’ Anthony Taberna and Gerry Baja leaving ABS-CBN? Kapamilya supporters say go ahead

ABS-CBN supporters do not see Taberna and Baja leaving as a loss, and don’t care much if they do.

DZMM’s Dos Por Dos hosts Anthony Taberna and Gerry Baja are possibly heading to TV5 after ABS-CBN’s was denied a franchise.

The absence of a franchise would make it impossible for DZMM to broadcast during the 630 AM frequency and its programs can only be viewed through the Teleradyo channel on cable and online.

The shutdown has had a negative effect on ABS-CBN’s AM broadcasting division. Even worse, 90 percent of the network’s workforce will be laid off.

PTV-4 board director Katherine De Castro has also shown interest in welcoming Taberna and Baja, but TV5 is most likely going to be their new home.

Aside from the two, DZMM host Vic Lima is looking to work for TV5 as well, but at the same time considering radio stations RMN and DWIZ.

Ted Failon and Noli De Castro of TV Patrol won’t be leaving, but will only be getting paid half of what they were receiving before the shutdown as the network struggles with making revenue.

The four men are considered supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte and were called out on social media for staying silent after Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition against ABS-CBN last February 10.

Calida accused the network and its subsidiary, ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc. of “unlawfully exercising their legislative franchises under Republic Act (RA) No. 7966 and Republic Act No. 8332.” and for having a form of foreign ownership through its Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs), in violation of the foreign ownership restriction on mass media in the Constitution.

ABS-CBN supporters do not see Taberna and Baja leaving as a loss, and don’t care much if they do.

Many want Failon and de Castro to leave as well.

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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