‘Maiiyak ka na lang’: Angel Locsin on NTC order stopping ABS-CBN digital, satellite broadcasts
MANILA, Philippines — Actress Angel Locsin can’t help but feel heartbroken as the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN’s digital and satellite broadcasts shut.
“Kanina pumara ako sa harap ng ABS nung nabalitaan ko ang posibleng pagtigil sa TV Plus at Sky. Eto nanaman yung pakiramdam na maiiyak ka na lang,” Locsin wrote in Instagram late Tuesday.
“Sana may option na pwede kang mamili kung saan pupunta ang binabayad mong tax. To my ABS family, hang in there 💔” she added.
On Tuesday, the NTC issued a cease-and-desist order immediately stopping ABS-CBN to operate its digital TV using Channel 43 on ABS-CBN TV Plus.
The NTC served a separate order to Sky Cable Corporation – a subsidiary of embattled television giant ABS-CBN – to “immediately cease and desist operating” its direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service, Sky Direct.
The orders follow NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba’s vow to stop ABS-CBN from airing its programs on Channel 43 amid the network’s bid for a fresh 25-year franchise.
Locsin has been voicing her support for ABS-CBN after it was forced to go off the air in compliance with the cease-and-desist order issued by the NTC directing the network to shut down its TV and radio broadcast operations nationwide.
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