Philippines: Filipinos 'sad' as country's largest broadcast network critical of Duterte shut down

Manila residents expressed their unhappiness following the shutdown of the largest broadcast network, ABS-CBN, by the country's telecom regulator, in footage filmed on Saturday. «Every Filipino is sad. Besides, ABS-CBN helps a lot especially during calamities», said a man, as he explained broadcasting was essential during the COVID pandemic. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) shut... Еще down the broadcasting operations of ABS-CBN on May 5, dismissing nearly 11,000 workers. On Thursday, the network asked the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the order, describing it as a violation of freedom of the press. ABS-CBN had been awaiting a franchise renewal from the Philippine Congress when it was ordered to stop its broadcasts. In the past, the network had been critical of President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, who claimed ABS-CBN had failed to air his campaign advertisements.


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