ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Kapamilya shows to return to free TV via Zoe’s new A2Z Channel 11

ABS-CBN shows will start airing again on free TV via Zoe Broadcasting Network, Inc.’s Zoe Channel 11, which has been newly rebranded as A2Z. In a statement from ABS-CBN on Tuesday, they announced that beginning Saturday (October 10), some of their entertainment shows and movies can be viewed through the new A2Z channel based on …

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KathNiel leads ABS-CBN battle hymn for retrenched workers

“Ipadinig ang tinig ng mga nawalan.” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla lead their home network ABS-CBN’s battle hymn for those who have lost their livelihoods following the broadcast giant’s franchise denial.  In the music video released on August 31, the couple sang Tinig ng Nawalan with some of the network’s retrenched employees. “Sa Pambansang Araw …

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Richard Gutierrez stays loyal to ABS-CBN despite franchise denial

Despite broadcast giant ABS-CBN’s looming layoff of their workers by the end of August, Kapamilya actor Richard Gutierrez affirmed his loyalty for his home network. “I appreciate everything the network is doing. They went through a lot the past couple of months and maraming naapektuhan. So I just want to stand by the network and …

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Ces Drilon to devote time to farming after losing job at ABS-CBN

Veteran journalist Ces Drilon is finally trying her hand at farming after losing her job at broadcast network ABS-CBN. She took to social media to share that she has always wanted to farm before the network “plucked” her out of retirement.  On Instagram, the former network lifestyle ecosystem and executive editor of the ANC-X website …

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Is Angel Locsin’s ‘disgusting’ comment addressed to Jane De Leon?

After would-be Darna Jane De Leon released a statement on why she did not join any street protest on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal issue, Angel Locsin took to social media to share her sentiments on the matter.  In an Instagram story posted on July 20, Angel said that while a person does not need to go …

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Jane de Leon: Support for ABS-CBN not just measured by ‘going out in the streets’

Kapamilya actress Jane de Leon took to social media to explain why she did not participate in ABS-CBN’s various protests against the rejection of her home network’s franchise renewal bid on July 10.  In an Instagram post, the upcoming Darna star stressed that she sympathizes with co-workers who are at risk of losing their jobs …

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Angel Locsin thanks Sarah Geronimo for speaking up on ABS-CBN franchise rejection

Sarah Geronimo finally spoke up on Congress’ rejection of broadcast giant ABS-CBN’s franchise bid on July 10.  On Sunday, the singer released a statement on her Instagram account expressing her solidarity with co-workers in her home network.  “Bagama’t napakasakit po na matanggihan, patuloy pa rin kaming sumasamo, nakikiusap at umaapila, nagdadasal para sa aming hangarin …

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Nadine Lustre breaks silence on ABS-CBN franchise denial

While some Kapamilya artists were vocal with their frustrations regarding ABS-CBN’s franchise denial, Nadine Lustre was reserved with her sentiments on social media.  “Gaya ninyo, kapamilya din ako. Gaya ninyo, natatakot ako sa mga nangyayari. Gaya ninyo, nalulungkot din ako para sa 11,000+ na taong nawalan ng trabaho. Gaya ninyo, umiiyak ako para sa sariling …

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Angel Locsin calls out fellow actors not speaking up for ABS-CBN

Angel Locsin slammed fellow Kapamilya celebrities who have stayed silent after the House of Representatives rejected ABS-CBN’s application for a new broadcast franchise. The actress has been consistently outspoken in her support for her home network throughout its franchise fight. On Saturday, she joined the noise barrage that network employees held in front of the …

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DJ Chacha turns emotional after reporting shutdown of MOR 101.9

DJ Chacha turned emotional after breaking the news that ABS-CBN’s FM station MOR 101.9 will stop its operations after the broadcast network’s franchise renewal was denied by the House of Representatives on Friday.  On the radio show Failon Ngayon, DJ Chacha or Czarina Balboa shared how their bosses asked them to “expect the worst” while …

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