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Carlo Katigbak Holds Back Tears as He Speaks to ABS-CBN Employees

His voice cracked and he had to pause to compose himself.
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ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Lopez Katigbak was not shaken by the grilling of Congress regarding the ABS-CBN franchise.

In the past 13 hearings, he calmly and respectfully denied the serious allegations of violations of the law and other issues thrown at ABS-CBN.

He also directly answered the questions of the congressmen.

But on a rare occasion, Katigbak's anguish was reflected when he spoke to the employees on ABS-CBN.

Katigbak is seen in a virtual meeting with employees of the network. The video was shared by actor Gerald Anderson on his Instagram on Sunday, July 12.

“Magandang hapon mga Kapamilya. First of all, I want to thank everyone for...”

Katigbak stopped speaking and seemed to suppress emotion.

He tried to smile, but he bent down his head and took a deep breath before continuing to speak.

"First of all I want to thank everyone for fighting with us," said Katigbak whose voice started to crack up. He touched his throat and seemed to hold back the tears.

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Leader ?????????? A boss has the title.. A leader has the people..

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In a separate Twitter post, other parts of Katigbak’s speech are shown. 

"I want you to know that in this pain, we rediscovered what it means to be a family," says Katigbak. 

On July 10, the House of Representatives denied giving ABS-CBN a franchise.

Katigbak was later seen among the employees of the network holding a vigil outside the company’s building. 

This story originally appeared on Pep.phMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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