As the fight for the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN continues, more Kapamilya celebrities participated in the noise barrage and mobilization held around the compound of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City last Saturday, July 18.
Joining the rally were couples Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, who were then holding colorful placards with “Walang Iwanan Hanggang Sa Buwan #YesToABSCBN #KapitKapamilya” written on it, and Jake Cuenca and Kylie Versoza, who held signs as well that said “Defend Press Freedom” and “Ibalik ang ABS-CBN.” Loveteam partners and iWant ASAP emcees Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber were also there to show their support.
Angel Locsin and her fiancé Director Neil Arce once again showed their support to the embattled network and to its struggling employees, with some of them being retrenched in the past few days, by delivering a powerful and heart-rending speech that made the Iba ‘Yan host and “DARNA” among the top trending topics on social media.
Aside from her, Alex Gonzaga, Edward Barber and Jona also courageously stepped on the platform and spoke up about their sentiments on the “killing” of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal and their messages of support to the employees terribly affected by this issue.
Other Kapamilya celebrities spotted in the noise barrage were Pamilya Ko star and COVID-19 survivor Sylvia Sanchez, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano veteran actors Jaime Fabregas and Joel Torre, Kadenang Ginto actress Beauty Gonzalez, John Lapus, Mylene Dizon, Jairus Aquino, and Maja Salvador. Enchong Dee and broadcast journalist Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo were also there together with their adorable fur babies.
Take a glimpse of what went down during the noise barrage by going through these photos taken from ABS-CBN News, Star Studio Facebook page, and Instagram accounts of the artists and other attendees, which we collated in this gallery.
It’s the second week that talents, employees, and supporters have been holding protests at the ABS-CBN compound after majority of the members of the House of Representatives refused to grant it another 25-year franchise in the last day of its hearing last July 10.