UAAP, NCAA schools still stand strong with ABS-CBN
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 11, 2020 09:51 AM
(Photo courtesy of DLSU)
Schools and squads from both the UAAP and NCAA showed solidarity with coveror ABS-CBN after its franchise renewal was denied last Friday.
Right after the House of Representatives decided against granting the Philippines' biggest broadcaster a new license to operate, De La Salle University lit up in red, green, and blue as a show of support.
DLSU stands by fellow Filipinos whose livelihoods and access to news and information are heavily affected by the decision of the House of Representives to deny the franchise of ABS-CBN. https://t.co/HN0nAdTInt pic.twitter.com/WGxWXKOzjB— DLSU (@DLSUManila) July 10, 2020
This is the second time in three months the Taft-based school has done so.
Over in Intramuros, Colegio de San Juan de Letran lit up in the same colors.
Arriba Kapamilya!— LETRAN MANILA (@LetranOfficial) July 10, 2020
Arriba ABS-CBN! pic.twitter.com/bIq3QnzIBP
Not long after, the University of the Philippines' College of Mass Communication also released its statement.
ABS-CBN shut down in early May after its franchise expired and the House was yet to tackle the bill for its renewal.
Two months later, solons finally discussed and deliberated the network's fate, ultimately voting 70 in favor and 11 not in favor of denying its franchise renewal.
With that, ABS-CBN Channel 2 and S+A remain off the air, leaving the UAAP and NCAA - along with the MPBL and PVL, among others - without a home on TV.
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