- Kapamilyas Angel Locsin and Julius Babao thanked Sara Duterte for supporting ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal
- Locsin and Babao expressed their gratitude to the Presidential daughter via Instagram
- President Rodrigo Duterte recently accepted the apology issued by ABS-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Katigbak
Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin and TV News anchor Julius Babao thanked Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for expressing her support for ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal.
On Instagram, Babao posted the screenshot of the Presidential daughter’s statement which shows her support for ABS-CBN to have its franchise renewed.
The caption reads, “Salamat [Sara Duterte] sa suporta.”
Locsin liked and reposted the screenshot on her Instagram Story with the caption, “Thank you Mayora Sara [praying emojis].”
On Thursday, February 27, the Davao City Mayor and Presidential daughter was asked for an opinion regarding the controversial franchise renewal of ABS-CBN.
In an interview, she said, “Davao City fully supports ABS-CBN sa kanila na pagpapa-renew ng kanilang franchise.
“And of course, malaki rin ang suporta ng ABS-CBN sa Davao City at sa buong bansa.
“So hopefully, ma-resolve in a positive way ang issue ng franchise ng ABS-CBN.”
Her positive statement fueled hope among ABS-CBN employees and supporters despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated threats of not renewing the franchise of ABS-CBN.
Back in 2016, President Duterte condemned the giant network several times for not airing his campaign ads for the 2016 Presidential Elections despite paying an airing fee.
And as a form of revenge, he has mentioned many times that he will not approve ABS-CBN’s request for franchise renewal which expires on March 30.
However, the President seemed to change his mind when he accepted the apology issued by ABS-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Katigbak for failing to air his 7-million worth of ads.
Even so, the president stated that he will not interfere with the case of ABS-CBN’s franchise, instead, he will leave the decision to the House of Congress.
“I leave it to Congress…The critical move is in the House and I tell you, I am not going to interfere. Wala talaga ako,” President Duterte stated during an interview on February 26 at the Malacañang.