ABS-CBN News Reporter Mike Navallo posted his reaction to the recall of ABS-CBN’s frequencies.
On his Twitter account, Navallo stated that they can take away the network’s frequency but not its voice. He added that despite ABS-CBN’s voice being splintered, it will echo back even louder.
“You can take away the frequency but not the voice. A voice once splintered, always echoes back even louder,” said Navallo.
You can take away the frequency
but not the voice.
A voice once splintered,
always echoes back even louder.
— Mike Navallo (@mikenavallo) September 10, 2020
Navallo also noted that despite the shutdown and the frequency recall, ABS-CBN still thrives amidst a diminished number of audiences.
Been working from home these past few days so yesterday was a good break.
The shutdown may have diminished our audience but work continues.
— Mike Navallo (@mikenavallo) September 12, 2020
The National Telecommunications Commission recalled ABS-CBN’s frequencies due to its lack of franchise. On September 9, NTC moved forward with its decision to recall all of ABS-CBN’s frequencies on TV and Radio such as TV channel 2, DZMM, and MOR.
Former ANC boss Jing Magsaysay posted a message of support stating that ABS-CBN excels in content creation and its audience does not come with its frequency.
“A frequency is just a frequency. Content creation is a whole different ball game. Plus, I hope they realize that the audience does not come with the frequency. You’re going to have to work blood, sweat, and tears to build what ABS-CBN accomplished over 34 years plus the years before Marcos stole the channel,” said Magsaysay.
He also left a powerful statement amidst the struggles of the network: “You can get the franchise but you will never be ABS-CBN.”