Lighting a candle for press freedom
ABS-CBN employees and supporters light candles as they participate in a noise barrage protest calling for the resumption of the network’s operations for the fifth straight day along Sgt. Esguerra Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday. ABS-CBN on Wednesday said it would lay off workers and cease some of its business operations at the end of August, after the House committee on legislative franchises voted to deny the media company’s franchise application. This even as several experts disproved various allegations against the network.