Angel Locsin and Vice Ganda thanked Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for supporting the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. (READ: Kapamilya celebs react to Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal )
The Kapamilya stars took to their social media accounts to express their gratitude to President Duterte’s daughter.
Angel shared via Instagram story a screenshot of broadcaster Julius Babao’s Instagram post showing Mayor Duterte’s statement.
The actress wrote, “Thank you Mayora Sara” with praying hands emoji.
Vice Ganda, on the other hand, retweeted an ABS-CBN post and said, “Thank you very much Mayor Sara!!!”
In an interview with ABS-CBN on Thursday, Mayor Duterte-Carpio said, “Davao City fully supports ABS-CBN sa kanilang pagpapa-renew ng kanilang franchise.”
“Of course malaki din ang suporta ng ABS-CBN sa Davao City at sa buong bansa. Hopefully ma-resolve in a very positive way ang issue ng franchise ng ABS-CBN,” she added.
President Duterte had earlier accepted the media giant’s apology for not airing his political ads during the national elections in 2016, but insisted that the network’s bid for franchise renewal is up to the Congress. (READ: President Duterte accepts ABS-CBN apology.)
The 25-year legislative franchise of the broadcast company expires on May 4 and not on March 30 as earlier reported.