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“This is taking away people’s choice.” Anne Curtis airs concerns on new NTC orders against ABS-CBN

Anne Curtis said the latest shutdown of TV Plus and Sky Direct is taking away people’s choice of entertainment and source of information as well as the jobs of the citizens.

Anne Curtis aired her concerns online after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) imposed two cease and desist orders (CDO) against network giant ABS-CBN anew.

On June 30, Tuesday, ABS-CBN was forced to stop its digital TV transmission in Metro Manila using channel 43 (TVPlus) and the Sky Cable Corp.’s SKYdirect.

Last May, ABS-CBN was initially ordered to halt its TV and radio broadcast by NTC following the expiration of its franchise.

The It’s Showtime host said that this is “taking away” people’s choice of entertainment and information amid a global pandemic.

“This is taking away (yet again) people’s choice of what they want to watch during a time when entertainment and information are needed,” she said on Twitter last Wednesday.

The actress was also concerned for those citizens who will be left jobless.

“And most importantly,” Curtis added, “this is taking away (yet again) jobs of citizens, at a time when finding another job is impossible!”

In a separate post, Anne provided alternative online platforms for those who wish to watch ABS-CBN programs.

“Sana and siguro naman, hindi pwede galawin ang online platform no? Follow and like these ABSCBN accounts.#LabanKapamilya #IbalikAngABCBN,” she wrote.

Anne recently welcomed her first baby, Dahlia Amélie with husband Erwan Heusaff in early March. The couple is currently in Melbourne, Australia while fulfilling their duties as parents.


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