- ABS-CBN’s News team shows solidarity on ABS-CBN’s 65th anniversary on different social media platforms
- News anchors, journalists, and such thanked ABS-CBN for what they are today
- ABS-CBN remains strong despite its franchise not being renewed yet
In the aftermath of Jimmy Bondoc’s tirade against ABS-CBN and the possible non-renewal of its franchise, the people behind ABS-CBN unite to pay tribute and show their appreciation to the Kapamilya Network on its 65th anniversary.
News reporters, hosts, and veteran journalists posted their thoughts on social media.
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‘Umagang Kay Ganda’ host Gretchen Ho tweeted how thankful she is for ABS-CBN giving her the opportunity to be part of the network.
Mapagpasalamat sa Kapamilya.
6 years na pala ako sa broadcasting! Pero kung bibilangin mo lahat lahat, 11 years na rin pala akong Kapamilya. Simula nung atleta ako hanggang ngayon.
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) May 24, 2019
ABS-CBN News Chief Ging Reyes also made a lengthy post on how proud she is as a Kapamilya.
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I have been and always will be a #proudkapamilya! Started in #abscbnnews in 1986 as a production assistant and rose from the ranks on hard work, determination and grit. I was a young mother (eventually a single one) trying to make it in that brave new world. We were all learning as we gathered stories, produced the newscasts and new shows, in our makeshift newsroom with hardly any equipment or resources. In #abscbn, I found my voice and pursued a calling, from the farthest towns to the diaspora communities an ocean away. We witness history unfold and seek truth, and in so doing, ruffle feathers and invite criticism. No administration in this country was ever happy with News. That’s why we know we are doing our job. What is news after all, but something someone somewhere does not want published or aired? This is why an independent media matters in any democracy. This is the reason a free press is protected by our Constitution. And while we celebrate successes, we also acknowledge and learn from our failures. We belong to an industry that’s competitive and tough, but also one that aims to be a force for good. No amount of attacks from powerful people and blind fanatics can diminish our resolve to stay the course and remain in the service of our fellow Filipinos.
Broadcast Journalist Karen Davila also thanked ABS-CBN on her Twitter account.
“Happy 65 Years ABS-CBN Truly grateful to be working for this amazing company for 19 yrs now. In the service of the FILIPINO… #proudkapamilya”
ANC News production Head Nadia Trinidad tweeted about how ABS-CBN molded her to be a better journalist.
“I know I’m in a good place because every day for the last 2 decades ABS-CBN challenges me to be a better journalist, a better person than the day before. Most importantly, challenges everyone in this country to be better Filipinos. This is home.”
I know I’m in a good place because everyday for the last 2 decades ABS-CBN challenges me to be a better journalist, a better person than the day before. Most importantly, challenges everyone in this country to be better Filipinos. This is home. pic.twitter.com/cghqLpKLDp
— Nadia Trinidad (@nadiatrinidad) May 24, 2019
“My stint in ABS-CBN was a fascinating learning experience. Happy 65th and thank you, #Kapamilya !!! #gratitude”
— Jove Francisco (@jovefrancisco) May 24, 2019
As ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez said in 2006, “People have been trying to write our epitaph for decades. But we are still here.”
We are still here. We will keep serving, and we will continue to consider every Filipino a Kapamilya. No matter what. pic.twitter.com/ucl8bhl9Gy
— Anjo Bagaoisan (ᜀᜈ᜔ᜇᜒᜌᜓ ᜊᜄᜏᜒᜐᜈ᜔) (@anjo_bagaoisan) May 26, 2019
Napakalaking bahagi ng buhay ko ang ABS-CBN. Hindi lamang dahil sa nahasa ang aking kakayahan at galing bilang mamamahayag, at nahubog ang aking karakter at pagkatao, kundi higit sa lahat, dahil mas nagkaroon ng… https://t.co/6x3vqhLhAY
— Media Mom Jing (@JINGCASTANEDA) May 24, 2019
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Late edition: Coming from an immersive stint at a wonderful network, it's been great to transition into a new home as a weekend warrior, and weave a simple strand into a long, rich tapestry of excellence. All thanks to a professional team of peers, a top-notch production unit, and a brilliant cadre of leaders who stand on the shoulders of visionaries and strive to truly be in service of the #global #filipino – while enabling me to pursue my day job and vocation. Congratulations to #abscbn and #anc for the world-beating, award-winning experience and milestones. Thank you for the opportunity to contribute in this small but meaningful capacity. Here's to the next sixty-five years in the #digital age, and then some. #onthemoney #shoptalk #entreplab #chuffed #kapamilya #gawadtanglaw #mediamatters #stayclassy
— Migs Bustos (@migsbustos) May 24, 2019
— DON TAGALA (@dontagala) May 25, 2019
I am proud to say I've been with this company since 2006. I've spent a third of my life working in the ABS-CBN Newsroom. I hope to continue as long as I can, in the service of the Filipino. Salamat Kapamilya. Salamat ABS-CBN. pic.twitter.com/RiZLg3nxF1
— Warren de Guzman (@wddeguzman) May 24, 2019
At our very core, at our very center: we remain In the Service of the Filipino. Some may think it is too ideal and lofty, but it is in the DNA of this company. Proud to be part of this legacy. pic.twitter.com/FwU0GY66mI
— Jaime Bolok (@JabsBolok) May 23, 2019
These days, to be a part of this network is a combination of pride and lots of challenges. But the service to the Filipino worldwide will continue until we breathe our last. Proud to be a #Kapamilya Happy 65th!!! pic.twitter.com/gQivsxZf5n
— sherrie ann torres (@sherieanntorres) May 24, 2019
One of the hardest work I did was to be its crime, nightbeat reporter. It was emotionally brutalising.I became a street fighter.Bumagyo,lumindol, umulan man ng bala, nandyan ang ABS-CBN News.I stand w/my ex-colleagues, friends who continue to toil..IN THE SERVICE OF THE FILIPINO. pic.twitter.com/kEmFwN102Y
— Jamela Alindogan (@jamelaaisha) May 24, 2019
ABS-CBN is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year.