ABS-CBN employees and talents can breathe a sigh of relief for the meantime as the company’s bosses promised to retain everyone’s jobs for the next three months.
In a tweet by Kapamilya host Bianca Gonzalez, she said that during their live chat with ABS-CBN executives, they promised that no one will lose their jobs in the next three months after the network’s closure.
“Our bosses in a live chat with employees after broadcast ended: ‘For the next three months, wala pong mawawalan ng trabaho due to retrenchment,'” Bianca in a deleted tweet.
Bianca also said that all employees’ benefits will remain active during the duration of that 3 month period.
“Active ang lahat ng benefits, including medical, sa panahon na ito. Never been prouder to be a Kapamilya.” she added.
Meanwhile, in another tweet (which was already deleted) Bianca also revealed that ABS-CBN bosses had their salary deducted during the ECQ period.
“Para malaman din ng lahat: Magmula nang magsimula ang ECQ, buong sweldo na ang binibigay ng ABS-CBN sa mga empleyado.
“At ang mga boss namin ay nag-salary deduction sa panahon na ito. Grateful for our leaders.”
The NTC on Tuesday, May 5, has ordered the broadcast giant to cease operations after their franchise expired on Monday, May 4.
ABS-CBN has been instrumental in spreading information especially during this time of COVID-19 crisis.
“Sa umpisa pa lamang ng lockdown, at maraming Pilipino ang maaring magutom dahil mawawalan ng hanapbuhay, inumpisahan po natin agad ang ‘Pantawid ng Pag-ibig.’
“Sa atin pong pagtutulungan, nakapaghatid tayo ng pagkain at ayuda sa lampas dalawang milyon nating kapamilya.
“Sa lahat po ng nagdaang taon at sa lahat ng nagdaang kalamidad at trahedya, ganito na po ang lagi nating ginagawa.
“Ang ABS-CBN ay nangunguna sa paglikom ng mga donasyon para makatulong sa pag-ahon ang mga biktima.
“Ang makapaglingkod sa inyo ang aming misyon, at ang aming kaligayahan,” said ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak during TV Patrol‘s broadcast before the station signed off.