GMA Celebrities and Various Journalists Express Support for ABS-CBN

"We are all family."
IMAGE Twitter, Dingdong Dantes, Wikimedia Commons

“Station War” is a term used from time to time to describe the fierce rivalry between ABS-CBN and GMA, especially concerning TV ratings, news coverage, and talent piracy. Some of the two networks’ own news anchors and celebrities are reputed loyalists who sometimes fuel this rivalry.

But all of that seemed to have been forgotten when GMA celebrities expressed their support for ABS-CBN, which is currently embattled because of the challenge of franchise renewal.

Actor Dingdong Dantes tweeted his support for the network on Febryary 11:

Dantes also shared the speech of Buhay Party-List Rep. Lito Atienza during his privilege speech on Tuesday.

Actress Eugene Domingo also voiced her support for ABS-CBN by posting a logo of the network with the message, “In the end, we are all family.”

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In the end, we are all family. ?? I pray with you. ????????

A post shared by Ms. EUGENE ???????????????????? (@eugenedomingo_official) on

GMA News reporter JP Soriano also expressed his support for the rival network by retweeting a post by Sherrie Ann Torres, a reporter from ABS-CBN.

The Defense and Police Press Corps, which is composed of journalists from all the major networks and newspapers in the Philippines, has also expressed its full support for ABS-CBN in the hope that the network can continue its operations.

ABS-CBN’s Franchise Challenge

ABS-CBN is currently facing the threat of being closed down because of the non-renewal of its franchise which needs to be passed into law, and the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida before the Supreme Court on February 10. The network’s franchise is set to expire on March 30, 2020.

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