More expressions of support have poured in from various leaders in the Filipino American community in light of the pending franchise renewal of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and media conglomerate and the parent company of TFC.
An OpEd from Tony A. San Juan, published in the Filipino Bulletin based in Toronto, Canada writes that “This Paper, in solid support and solidarity with print news journalists-brethren, joins also many of the legions of media organizations, labour unions and advocacy groups in asking the government to reconsider its position.”
Many of the community leaders conveyed that ABS-CBN is a very significant part in the lives of overseas Filipinos for various reasons. Individuals and groups continue to reach out messages of solidarity.
In Manila, a prayer rally was held Friday where ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak addressed the employees “Ituloy lang natin ang pagdarasal at ang pagbibigay serbisyo sa Pilipino. Sa gitna ng lahat-lahat ng nangyayari, huwag po nating kalimutan ang misyon natin — in the service of the Filipino.” (Let us continue praying and serving the Filipino. Amid everything that is going on, let us not forget our mission – in the service of the Filipino.)