On May 5, ABS-CBN, one of the largest TV networks in the Philippines, has formally stopped all of its operations in TV and radio broadcast. The Kapamilya network has immediately gone off air following the order served by the National Telecommunications Commission. According to NTC, the network has failed to obtain a license to operate.
In addition to that, NTC and Solicitor General Jose Calida accused ABS-CBN of allegedly disobeying its contract. They pointed out that the network’s black box or the TV plus is a gross violation of their permit since it forces televiewers to pay on an otherwise free channel.
With ABS-CBN’s shut down, not only the big bosses and the executives will be left unemployed. As one of the biggest networks in the Philippines, the Kapamilya network also operates with the collective work and effort of thousands of employees. According to reports, ABS-CBN employs more than 11,000 employees.
Hours before the ordered shutdown, ABS-CBN employees in the newsroom were filled with dismay and grief over the administration’s decision. In a video shared on social media, we can see their mixed reactions as Channel 2 finally goes off the air at 7 p.m.
The ABS-CBN shutdown has caused an uproar on social media. Many celebrities, whether from the network itself or from other channels, stood by ABS-CBN against NTC’s decision. This is the first time in 25 years that the channel has been forcefully shut down.
The cease-and-desist order was served during the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, which also poses a major problem for thousands of workers under the Kapamilya network. Due to the ECQ, the laid-off employees will have no means of looking for other jobs.
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Mga Empleyado ng Courier Company, Inulan ng Batikos Dahil sa Paghahagis ng Package
Amid the community quarantine, more and more people are relying on couriers for their online orders. In the Philippines, one of the fastest courier company is J&T Express. This courier company is known for its swift delivery and reliable services all over the nation. However, a video taken recently in one of their warehouses threatened to tarnish their reputation.
In a viral video, several J&T employees were seen carelessly tossing the parcels into a truck. While they were not wearing their employee’s uniform, the logo on the truck confirmed that it occurred in an undisclosed J&T warehouse. In the video, the men can be seen carelessly throwing the parcels inside the back of the truck.
The reckless behavior of these courier employees earned the wrath of netizens on social media. Many can’t believe that a reputable company like J&T has a lax security and protocol when it comes to handling parcels.
On the other hand, the J&T company has already issued an official statement about this incident. On June 22, J&T informed their followers on Facebook that they are already investigating this matter. J&T also claimed that they do not condone the reckless behavior of their employees on the video, and will immediately take action.
“We would also like to assure the public that this is an isolated case. All of our facilities, including our branches and warehouses across the country, are under 24/7 monitoring. We also follow strict protocols in handling the shipments and ensure that these are handled with proper care.”
In addition to this, J&T claimed that they have already identified the personnel in the video, and they shall meet proper sanctions. “We have already identified al the involved personnel in the video. Proper sanctions will be given to them accordingly.”
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Angel Locsin, Nanawagan na Pakawalan ang 6 na Jeepney Drivers na Arestado
On June 3, six jeepney drivers were arrested after rallying on the streets. The drivers were asking for financial aid from the government, after being jobless throughout the community quarantine in Metro Manila. However, instead of receiving support and assistance, the six jeepney drivers who took to the streets were jailed and will be facing charges.
Authorities claimed that the drivers violated the community quarantine rules by protesting on the streets. Their arrest caused an outcry on social media, especially since some high-ranking politicians also violated the quarantine, like General Debold Sinas. But unlike the drivers, Sinas is still walking scot-free.
In this situation, the true victims are not just the arrested drivers, but their families as well. Without the breadwinners, who will provide for their families’ daily needs? For this reason, Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin appealed to the hearts of the people on social media.
The award-winning actress used Twitter in order to make her voice heard. Angel asked people in a position to ‘be considerate’ of the drivers’ situation, citing that they only protested because they were desperate for help. Moreover, Angel also claimed that without these drivers, their families will surely go hungry.
“Please, if you cannot help them, let them go home. They just want food for their families. Maraming gutom. Sabihin na nating may natanggap pero hindi natin alam kung enough na ba yun para sa pamilya nila para mapilitan silang lumabas. Konting puso and consideration.”
Meanwhile, to fight their case, a licensed lawyer who’s also the daughter of a jeepney driver pledged to help the six drivers, more popularly known as PISTON 6. The lawyer is also a top-notcher during the 2019 bar exam.
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Balik TV na nga ba? ABS-CBN Logo, Ipinalabas na Ulit sa Channel 2
It has been a month since the Kapamilya network went off air. On May 5, the largest broadcast network in the Philippines went off air following a cease-and-desist order from the National Telecommunications Network. The NTC and Solicitor General Jose Calida cited the Kapamilya network’s lack of franchise to continue operate.
Since then, the Kapamilya network has been appealing in order to get their operations back and working. For a month, all of their operations on television and radio were halted. Tapings were put on hold, and 11,000 of ABS-CBN’s employees were uncertain of their future.
Ever since ABS-CBN has gone off air, the network channel’s screen was pitch black. For the avid fans of the Kapamilya network, this served as a reminder that free speech has been stifled by the administration. But earlier this week, it seems like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel with this recent development.
In a report from Philippine Entertainment Portal, it was stated that ABS-CN’s screen is now showing the network’s logo. And while there is still no news about the network’s franchise, ABS-CBN loyalists claim that their logo is a sign of their comeback.
On the other hand, the ABS-CBN executives and artists are still continuing their fight in order to get their network back in business once again. On June 3, their fight for the franchise renewal is still ongoing in the congress hearing.
Many artists and fans are also campaigning for the network’s franchise renewal. Among those who showed support for their home network are Angel Locsin, Coco Martin, Kim Chiu, Ogie and Regine Alcasid, Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, and many more.
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