Athletes, sports personalities react to ABS-CBN shutdown
ABS-CBN Sports on May 05, 2020 10:06 PM
(Photo: Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News)
Athletes and sports personalities poured their support to ABS-CBN after the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order against the network after its legislative franchise expired on May 4.
ABS-CBN channels including S+A, which exclusively airs sports leagues including the UAAP, NCAA, the Premier Volleyball League, MPBL, ONE and ABL, signed off Tuesday night.
Athletes turned to social media to show their support to the network who covered their journey, glorious victories, painful defeats and off court stories that brought them closer to fans.
Ricci Rivero, basketball player
To the network who covered my games, who witnessed and celebrated my triumphs and defeats, who entertained us and informed us and who brought me closer to your homes. For every hardwork each Kapamilya poured into for the service of the Filipino worldwide #IStandWithABSCBN ????????— Ricci Rivero (@_ricciiirivero) May 5, 2020
Alyssa Valdez, volleyball player
???????????? https://t.co/YMWDgWUasi— Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) May 5, 2020
CJ Cansino, basketball player
Parang nanood uli ako ng end-game dun ha #ABSCBNSigningOff ????— Cj Cansino (@cjcansino) May 5, 2020
Mika Reyes, volleyball player
Myla Pablo, volleyball player
Gretchen Ho, volleyball player and TV host
Para sa lahat ng atletang nabigyan ng mas magandang kinabukasan dahil sa inyong walang-sawang suporta, #MaramingSalamatABSCBN.— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) May 5, 2020
Marck Espejo, volleyball player
Naniniwala akong.. pic.twitter.com/Kbtx3t5Sye— Marck Espejo (@MarckEspejooo) May 5, 2020
John Vic De Guzman, volleyball player
Salamat ABSCBN sa paghatid ng saya at importansya sa aming mga atleta at mga taga-suporta. Hindi dito nagtatapos ang laban, #IStandWithABSCBN ????????????????— John Vic O.De Guzman (@deguzmanjohnvic) May 5, 2020
Charlie Dy, sports agent