MANILA — Actor Gerald Anderson was among the hundreds of ABS-CBN employees and supporters who gathered Friday at a prayer movement and rally for press freedom, amid challenges to the network’s broadcast franchise renewal.
Anderson, a Kapamilya artist since 2006, aired his support for ABS-CBN, during the live broadcast of “TV Patrol,” mentioning specifically the network’s worldwide and service for Filipinos working or based abroad.
“That’s something that we have to protect,” he said. “Itong challenge na dumating sa ABS, sama-sama natin lalagpasan ito.”
Anderson was joined by fellow ABS-CBN actors Elmo Magalona and Nikki Valdez, who brought up the employees whose jobs depend on the franchise renewal.
This week’s gathering came after a Senate Public Services Committee hearing on ABS-CBN’s compliance with its broadcast franchise.