La Salle lights up to back up ABS-CBN amid shutdown
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 06, 2020 01:13 PM
(Photo courtesy of DLSU)
De La Salle University was clad in red, green, and blue last Tuesday night "in solidarity" with ABS-CBN.
In solidarity with ABS-CBN, its employees, and the millions of Filipinos who depend on the broadcast network for information, DLSU lights up St. La Salle Hall in the colors of the company to appeal to NTC to grant provisional authority for the continued operation of the network. pic.twitter.com/XJEEkFqF2R— DLSU (@DLSUManila) May 5, 2020
Red, green, and blue are the colors of the Philippines' biggest network.
The Taft-based school also called on the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to grant provisional authority so that ABS-CBN could continue its operations.
This, after the NTC ordered the media organization to cease and desist from broadcasting on television and radio.
Last Monday, ABS-CBN's franchise expired as the House of Representatives was yet to tackle the bill for its renewal.
A day later, the NTC then backtracked on its earlier commitment to grant provisional authority and as such, the country's top broadcaster was forced to go off the air.
Nonetheless, ABS-CBN has vowed to remain true to its vision and mission. "Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino," President and CEO Carlo Katigbak said.
Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino.— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 5, 2020
Mensahe ng aming President at CEO na si Carlo Katigbak ang pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan ng bawat Kapamilya. pic.twitter.com/Kow2mRfyPn
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