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In Focus: Kapamilyas Get Creative In Condemning The ABS-CBN Closure Order

In Focus: Kapamilyas Get Creative In Condemning The ABS-CBN Closure Order

Kapamilyas—employees and viewers alike—got creative in expressing their support to ABS-CBN after it signed off on all its television and radio programs last May 5, to comply with the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against the top media network. While some performed song renditions and dance covers, others used digital art and gaming apps for virtual protests.

[related: In Focus: Heartbreaking Speeches Fill Online Protest On ABS-CBN Shutdown]

Theater actress Kristine De Leon of Teatro Dayaw delivered an emotion-evoking monologue titled "Para sa Malayang Pamamahayag" to express strong condemnation of such move.

Calling ABS-CBN her home for two decades now, actress Bea Alonzo recited a heartfelt tribute she'd written to the Kapamilya station.

 
 
 
 
 
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Naisipan kong sumulat kagabi. Para sa dalawang dekada. ❤️💚💙

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In an Instagram post, visual artist Shannah Orencio played around with leaves and petals to form the ABS-CBN logo. She captioned it with the hashtags #InTheServiceOfTheFilipino, #IStandWithABSCBN, #DefendPressFreedom, and #NoToABSCBNShutdown.

 
 
 
 
 
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#InTheServiceOfTheFilipino #IStandWithABSCBN #DefendPressFreedom #notoabscbnshutdown

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A pillar in the dance biz, G-Force founder Teacher Georcelle came up with a short dance video for the network. “You will hear our voices through our movements!” she explained in an Instagram post. “This is how we express our infinite number of feelings in our current situation.”

 
 
 
 
 
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#istandwithabscbn You will hear our voices through our movements! This is how we express our infinite number of feelings in our current situation. It’s not so HumBhaaaam! #LABANKAPAMILYA

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Multimedia artist Ron Katagiri took to digital art to express his support to the network in these trying times.

 
 
 
 
 
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#ABSCBN #DefendPressFreedom #NoToABSCBNShutdown #IStandWithABSCBN #Kapamilya #LabanKapamilya

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Actress Jodi Sta. Maria performed her lovely rendition of The Beatles' “Blackbird," compiling various clips of ABS-CBN’s events and activities. “Binalian man nila tayo ng pakpak, hindi natatapos ang laban dito. Darating ang bagong umaga at tayo’y lilipad muli. Mas matayog kaysa nang sa huli,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

 
 
 
 
 
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Andiyan ang ABS CBN sa panahon ng krisis, ng sakuna, sa hirap at ginhawa, katulong at kaagapay ng lahat ng Pilipino. 𝑵𝒂𝒔𝒂 puso ng ABS CBN ang mapaglingkuran, bigyang kasiyahan, malagyan ng ngiti ang bawat labi ng manunuod nito. Iginigiit nila na may nilabag na batas ang aming tahanan na pinagkukuhaan namin ng kabuhayan, ngunit mga ahensya na mismo ng gobyerno ang nagsabi na walang nilabag na batas ang ABS CBN. Hindi na dapat manahimik. Hindi dapat magpa-busal. Sa ama na nawalan ng trabaho, sa ina na pinagkaitan ng mapagkukunan ng libangan, sa mga batang inagawan ng kasiyahan, sa empleyado na nawalan ng trabaho at pagkakakitaan, at sa lahat ng Pilipinong tinanggalan/ninakawan/pinagkaitan ng pang araw-araw na impormasyon at serbisyo na nararapat para sa kanila...nakikiisa po ako sa inyo. Sa bawat paglubog ng araw ay may nakaantabay na bagong panimula. At sa panahon ng dilim, kailangan lumaban na hawak ay Katotohanan at Dasal, sapagkat may naghihintay na ngiti at Kalayaan. Binalian man nila tayo ng pakpak, hindi natatapos ang laban dito. Darating ang bagong umaga at tayo’y lilipad muli. Mas matayog kaysa nang sa huli. #LabanKapamilya ❤️💚💙

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A Filipino gamer used Nintendo game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” as a platform for an online protest against the ABS-CBN shutdown, showing “Laban Kapamilya” tees in its characters.

Screenshot provided by the Filipino gamer to ABS-CBN News
Screenshot provided by the Filipino gamer to ABS-CBN News

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