ABS-CBN supporters still remember the May 5th, 2020 shutdown like it was yesterday.
The network was pulled off the air after the National Telecommunications Communications (NTC) issued a cease-and-desist order following its franchise renewal failure.
Report Mj Felipe, media strategist Raymund Miranda, and more kapamilyas reminded the public of the injustice ABS-CBN went through.
“This is ABS-CBN Corporation Channel 2, in the service of the Filipino.” the sign-off image says.
Today, May 5, marks the 2nd year ng ABSCBN shutdown. A really good reminder para sa ating lahat na no matter what the roadblocks are, keep fighting the good fight. And to be always in service of the Filipino. pic.twitter.com/UJAaxsRecV
— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) May 5, 2022
The last image of Channel 2 on May 5, 2020 pic.twitter.com/n3r6evFi7m
— Raymund Miranda (@RaymundTMiranda) May 4, 2022
Jake Cuenca joined in, too.
never forget. pic.twitter.com/ZMeeQZbFGy
— Jake Cuenca (@ijakecuenca) May 5, 2022
National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said the people won’t forget ABS-CBN’s service to the public. “Nawala man sa ere ang ABS-CBN, nanatili ito sa pagsilbi sa sambayanang Pilipino, sa anumang paraan at teknolohiya…Nawalan man ang ABS-CBN ng tahanan sa himpapawid, tiwala kaming hindi ito mawawala sa puso ng bawat Pilipino.” it said in a statement.
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 5, 2022
Former ABS-CBN employees who were laid off due to the shutdown mostly support the presidential run of Vice President Leni Robredo. It can be remembered that Robredo was against the decision of Congress to not grant ABS-CBN its new franchise.
— Jervis Manahan (@JervisManahan) May 5, 2022
JR Santiago still couldn’t believe thousands lost their livelihood because the head of the current administration wanted revenge.
Never forget what they did to the ABS-CBN employees and their families because of an insecure President’s vindictiveness.
— JR Santiago (@oslecjunior) May 5, 2022
ABS-CBN has mostly focused on producing digital content. Its products are available on various platforms such as the A2Z Channel and iWantFc. Kapamilya programs remain the best according to Filipinos.