The network’s provisional franchise bill was finally approved by the House Of Representatives, and operations may resume in June until October 31, once the provisional license is approved by Malacanang.
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This was right after the popular public opinion on the National Telecommunications Commission filing a cease and desist order, forcing ABS-CBN to halt its TV and radio operations.
Stars, primarily, publicly expressed their grievances when the shutdown occurred on May 5. Yet, they were met with support by the affected public, mostly those that grew together with ABS-CBN, and appreciate the amount of information and entertainment being provided by the Kapamilya network.
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The National Council of Churches denounced the NTC’s move to shut down the network and offered prayers to those who were directly affected by this.
ALAY SINING FINE ARTS
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The organization Alay Sining Fine Arts vehemently disapproved of ABS-CBN going off air and stressed that people being united against the shutdown will prevail.
INSTITUTE OF SKINDIVERS OF ATENEO
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An environmental organization called the Institute of Skindivers of Ateneo showed their support for ABS-CBN and emphasized that freedom of the press is an essential part of progress.
UPLB INFOCUS MULTIMEDIA GUILD
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UPLB Infocus Multimedia Guild, a university-wide organization, took to social media stating that they support the 11,000 employees of the network, and added that every Filipino deserves to know the truth.
UST CENTRAL STUDENT COUNCIL
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The UST Central Student Council stood in solidarity with ABS-CBN, condemning the cease and desist order filed against the network.
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Even Lumad students of Bakwit School rallied behind ABS-CBN. They did so as an act of upholding the democratic rights of every Filipino.
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Ordinary Kapamilya citizens did what they can to show their love for ABS-CBN. Some even made a kite that had the words ‘Laban Kapamilya’ on it.