- Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil voiced out their message to President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise
- ABS-CBN’s current franchise will expire on March 30, 2020
- Sharon Cuneta also aired the same sentiments, pleading with the President to change his stand on the franchise’s renewal
As the expiration date of ABS-CBN’s current franchise draws near, many celebrities have begun voicing out their sentiments after President Rodrigo Duterte repeatedly aired his threats against the network.
The LizQuen love team,f ormed by Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, also shared their messages for the president hoping that he’ll change his mind. The two Kapamilya stars will soon have their comeback romance series Make It With You on primetime on January 13.
Liza said, “I believe he is understanding and alam niya namang maraming maapektuhan. It’s not just the company itself but all the employees and I’m sure he has a generous heart and understanding heart, so I hope he wakes up one morning and he thinks about it again and maging bukas ‘yung puso niya sa lahat ng smaller employees na nangangailangan ng trabaho.”
Meanwhile, Enrique expressed his concern for the network’s employees should it have to close down soon.
“Ang iniisip ko lang ang ‘yung may mabababang posisyon. You know I don’t know what to say minsan. Siyempre nasasaktan din ako na there is a possibility na hindi matuloy. [This is the company] we grew up. I’ve been here for a long time but I don’t know. I just hope for the best,” Enrique stated.
If the bill renewing the franchise is not yet signed into law, ABS-CBN would have to close down its radio and television operations on March 30, 2020. Coincidentally, Enrique is also set to celebrate his 28th birthday on this same day.
NUJP also asked the public to support ABS-CBN amidst the franchise renewal woes it is facing.
The journalist group appealed to Congress to be independent and pass the franchise renewal bill of ABS-CBN.