ABS-CBN has found allies in celebrities of its rival GMA-7 as they expressed their support to the beleaguered Kapamilya network.
The network fought back and emphasized they did not violate the law. In a statement, ABS-CBN identified the allegations as “ill-timed” and “without merit.”
One of them is Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes.
He took to social media on Tuesday, February 11 to show his support for ABS-CBN.
In a series of tweets, Dingdong said that despite being from a rival network, all of them are one in the industry.
“Magkaiba man ng bakod, we are one in the media industry. We have one love for the many talents and crafts under this network, the products and output of which, directly or indirectly, benefit the lives of millions of Filipinos,” Dingdong wrote.
Dingdong also quoted Buhay party-list Rep. Jose Atienza Jr. In his speech in Congress, saying: “Inaction will only spell the weakening of the foundations of our democratic system.”
The lawmaker was referring to the pending bills before Congress seeking to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, which will expire at the end of March.
“In the end,” Dantes added, “I pray that the true interests of the people, under the rule of law, will prevail over any other political agenda conveniently veiled as a countermeasure against alleged abuses.”
“I pray too that the government, thru Congress, will hear out its constituents. After all, Congress is supposed to represent our ‘voice.’ #NoToABSCBNShutDown,” he wrote.
Premier comedienne Eugene Domingo, who also starred in films produced by ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema, voiced her support via Instagram.
The eldest son of Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, Paolo, likewise spoke of his support to ABS-CBN in a short yet powerful tweet.
ABS-CBN’s biggest stars such as Boy Abunda, Coco Martin, and Regine Velasquez asserted their stand against their network’s shutdown.
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