Star Magic artists stand with ABS-CBN amid franchise uncertainty

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 19 2020 12:31 AM | Updated as of Feb 19 2020 04:22 AM

Joshua Garcia, Janella Salvador, and Jameson Blake are among the talents of Star Magic who joined the talent management arm’s campaign in support of the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Star Magic

MANILA — Artists of Star Magic, the talent management arm of ABS-CBN, have joined the chorus of support for the Kapamilya network amid challenges to its broadcast franchise renewal.

On Tuesday, Star Magic released portraits of several of its talents wearing a ribbon with the iconic colors of the ABS-CBN logo — red, green, and blue.

Among the artists who joined the campaign, dubbed #StarMagicStandswithABSCBN, are Nyoy Volante, Joshua Garcia, Janella Salvador, Jameson Blake, Seth Fedelin, and Luke Conde.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The campaign was launched just hours after the Office of the Solicitor General, which earlier sought to void the franchise of ABS-CBN with the Supreme Court, petitioned a gag order on the network, including its associated talents, on the issue.

Previously, fellow Kapamilya stars such as Coco Martin, Judy Ann Santos, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin, and Anne Curtis voiced out their support for their home network.

Aside from some 11,000 jobs at risk should ABS-CBN be forced to cease its broadcast operations, supporters have called the move to block its franchise as a threat to press freedom.