Three of the biggest names in the Philippine music industry have voiced out their support for ABS-CBN as the network was forced to stop its television and radio operations following the National Telecommunications Commission's "cease and desist" orde
Three of the biggest names in the Philippine music industry have voiced out their support for ABS-CBN as the network was forced to halt its television and radio operations following the National Telecommunications Commission's "cease and desist" order on Tuesday, May 5.
Megastar Sharon Cuneta, who has been a Kapamilya for a greater part of her 42-year showbiz career, stressed the impact of the closure on the 11,000 workforce of the Lopez-owned broadcasting company.
"Iniisip at inaalala naming artists ng aming tahanan, ang ABS-CBN, ang ilampung-libong empleyadong lumaki nang kasama ko, at ang mga batang bagong empleyado pa lamang ng aming istasyon... You are all in my heart and prayers. We love our home. And some people have made us homeless now... May God bless us all," Sharon wrote on Instagram.
"Sa gitna ng aming kalungkutan at mga luha, nais lamang po naming ipaalam sa inyo na kami ay mananatiling inyong nagmamahal na Kapamilya... hanggang dulo mamahalin namin kayo. Maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyong pagmamahal sa aming pamilya sa loob ng 67 na taon," she added.
Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez—who, in 2018, returned to ABS-CBN, her original home network, after decades with GMA-7—shared a logo of ABS-CBN against a black background and its official statement through a series of posts, along with her own caption that read: "Hanggang sa muli, Kapamilya."
Meanwhile, Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo, in a rare personal update on her Instagram page, posted an image of the ABS-CBN ribbon with the network’s legacy tagline, “In the service of the Filipino.”
"Praying for my ABS-CBN family," the 31-year-old hitmaker, who has been a solid Kapamilya since 2004, wrote in the caption.
Other stars in the music industry who similarly voiced out their support for ABS-CBN, through social media posts, included Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Morissette Amon, Angeline Quinto, Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino.