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ABS-CBN News Head Ging Reyes reacts to the public’s disappointment after they air Chinese News TV

ABS-CBN’s goal is to pursue the truth and public enlightenment, not taking anyone’s side.

ABS-CBN is now under fire after they announced that they will air a Chinese broadcast on their news channel.

Recently, the Network’s correspondent Chiara Zambrano received commendations for her bravery as she and her team were chased by Chinese naval forces along the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS).

However, after the Network’s announcement that it will air Chinese News TV (CNTV) during weekdays, it stunned the public. Now, they are facing criticism as many were disappointed about the move made by the Kapamilya Network.

Meanwhile, former Kapamilya employees also shared their resentment with ABS-CBN airing CNTV.

Former ABS-CBN producer Nick Villavecer questioned the move of the Network as it allowed the airing of a Chinese news program.

Even former Kapamilya reporter Kevin Manalo was disappointed by such news.

“Oh no…,” wrote Manalo in his tweet.

In a series of tweets, TV host Kiko Rustia expressed his disgust over ABS-CBN’s decision.

Rustia, with a heavy heart, aired his frustration with the Kapamilya Network. The TV host, though fine with having a Filipino-Chinese program, stressed that the station’s airing of CNTV is a start of an invasion.

Rustia then explained that his frustration is not because of racism. But because it is his way of protesting the Chinese propaganda which is aired on the Kapamilya Network. Since China is taking away the Philippines’ territories and resources, Rustia’s disappointment reached a new level after the same country has been threatening Filipinos, including a journalist of ABS-CBN.

In his final tweet about the Network, he then questioned the integrity of the Network as he asked if ABS-CBN’s airing of CNTV is “in the service of the Filipino people.”

And to clarify, ABS-CBN News Chief Ging Reyes took to Twitter to air the network’s side. Reyes said that she understood the disappointment of the public. With the rift between the Philippines and China, the chief explained that ABS-CBN is hearing both sides.

Furthermore, Reyes highlighted that the Network, being neutral, condemns any form of racial discrimination.

Although Filipinos are irate about ABS-CBN airing CNTV, its producer, the Horizon of the Sun Communications Inc., was the team behind the longest-running Filipino-Chinese lifestyle show, Chinatown TV. CNTV was also aired on the government station IBC-13 and the Iglesia ni Cristo-owned channel, NET25.


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