Naglabas ng official statement ang The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) tungkol sa renewal of franchise ng Kapamilya network. Narito ang nilalaman:
“The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), Inc. is a group of professional and active entertainment journalists of newspapers, magazines, and tabloids, bloggers/ vloggers, online influencers, and radio/ TV/ online reporters.
“For years, PMPC also functions as an independent award-giving body through the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, PMPC Star Awards for Television, and PMPC Star Awards for Music.
“We express concern over the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN, a vital voice of Philippine media. People involved in the operation of the network, talents, and employees will lose their jobs if the franchise is not renewed.
“As the network faces the possibility of a shutdown, we are one in calling on Congress to reconsider the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, which is set to expire on March this year.
“We fully believe in upholding the freedom of the press and of expression in our mother land, the Philippines.”