- Lea Salonga expressed her support for ABS-CBN President and Chief Excutive Officer Carlo Katigbak.
- She said Katigbak is the kind of leader she resonates with, the kind of leader she follows, and the kind of leader she aspires to be
- Salonga also said that whatever happens in the future, she will continue to lift up and support Katigbak
Lea Salonga took to social media to express her support for ABS-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Katigbak despite the issues related to the giant network’s franchise renewal application.
Via Twitter on July 5, the award-winning international singer shared how she sees Katigbak.
“I can vouch for this man’s grace. In the few times that I’ve met him, he’s been nothing but filled with grace and calm, and always with a smile on his face,” Lea said.
“As much as I fear that things won’t go the way of ABS-CBN, this much I know: He will continue to lead without acting the bully or throwing his weight around,” she added.
According to the singer, Katigbak is the kind of leader she resonates with, the kind of leader she follows, and the kind of leader she aspires to be.
“Whatever happens, Carlo, I lift you up and support you,” she said.
The National Telecommunications Commission recently released two twin c
ease and d esist order to stop ABS-CBN from operating on its digital TV transmission in Metro Manila using channel 43 (TVPlus) and Sky Cable Corp.’s SKYdirect.
TV shows such as Teleradyo, Jeepney TV, Yey!, Asianovela Channel, CineMo, and KBO will no longer be available on TV Plus.
Meanwhile, Sky Cable Corporation appealed for an extension to NTC.
“In the spirit of fairness, we continue to appeal to the NTC to extend the same privilege given in the past to other companies whose franchises have expired but are currently pending in Congress to continue its oper
ations until a resolution is passed,” Sky Cable Corporation said in a statement.
Legislators are expected to decide on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal on the second of week of July after several days of conducting public hearings.