- Sharon Cuneta said the celebrities and workers of ABS-CBN are against the shutdown of their network and not against President Rodrigo Duterte
- Sharon said this sentiment holds true for their big bosses and executives
- Duterte had earlier accepted the apology of Carlo Katigbak, the President of ABS-CBN, for failing to show some of his political advertisement during the 2016 campaign period
Sharon Cuneta stressed that they at ABS-CBN are not fighting against President Rodrigo Duterte but the shutdown of the media network.
The Megastar took to social media her appeal for the reversal of the closure of ABS-CBN. She clarified that the network talents and workers were not engaging in a disagreement with Duterte. They are only against the cease-and-desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) that forced the ABS-CBN to stop its oper
On Instagram, Sharon wrote, “Mga kaibigan at Kapamilya, Gusto lang po namin linawin na we at ABS-CBN are not fig
hting the President. We are fig hting to withdraw the Cease and Desist order issued by the NTC.”
She added that this was the same sentiment shared by their big bosses in ABS-CBN. “Galing din po sa Boss namin yan. Para lang po malinaw. Salamat po,” she added
Duterte had earlier shared his disappointment over ABS-CBN after the network allegedly failed to show some of his paid advertisement during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Just in February of this year, Carlo Katigbak, the President of ABS-CBN, issued an apology to the President during the hearing of the Senate public services committee tackling the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise. He insisted that the ABS-CBN does not have its own political agenda.
He said, “We were sorry if we offended the President. That was not the intention of the network. We felt that we were just abiding by the laws and regulations that surround the airing of political ads.
Duterte accepted the apology but insisted that the fate of the ABS-CBN franchise will be up to the Congress.