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Netizens urge GMA Network and TV5 to stand with ABS-CBN

Netizens called on GMA Network and TV5 to support ABS-CBN

Amid the threat of ABS-CBN’s shutdown with Congress’ inaction on its franchise renewal and the recent quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General, netizens have urged other media networks to show their solidarity with the embattled ABS-CBN.

Over on twitter, the majority of the netizens who tweeted asked GMA network and TV5 for their stand on the threats being faced by ABS-CBN.

Human rights advocate and RockEd Philippines founder Gang Badoy posed a question on Twitter asking ABS-CBN’s rival networks if they are open to taking a stand with the Kapamilya network.

Following Badoy’s lead, several netizens have also raised concerns about GMA and TV5’s stand on ABS-CBN’s franchise battle.

While GMA and TV5 have yet to explicitly state their support for ABS-CBN, online media company Rappler has already shown their support for their media colleague.

In a statement, Rappler said they said in solidarity with ABS-CBN and they are hoping that they will get through this trying time and come out stronger.

“We stand with our colleagues at ABS-CBN and share the hope that they will weather this and come out even stronger,” said Rappler.

Aside from Rappler, the International Federation of Journalists has voiced out their support for ABS-CBN.

Different press corps in the country have also expressed their support for the Kapamilya network.

Other journalist organizations that showed support for ABS-CBN are The UP College of Mass Communication (UP-CMC), College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP), students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), and Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP).


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