Vice Ganda airs fiery statement on Congress' decision rejecting ABS-CBN franchise


Vice Ganda was emotional during an interview outside the ABS-CBN building. He only came to know about the denial of the franchise renewal when he arrived there after the motorcade.

His voice was shaking and it took some time for the comedian to gather his thoughts and emotions before he was finally able to express his feelings.

His initial statement in response to the question of Mario Dumaual was:

"Kailangan ko lang prosesohin ang naramdaman ko, kasi ngayon ko lang nalaman yung desisyon. So, magulo pa yung nararamdaman ko. Hindi ko alam. Para akong nanginginig na hindi ko alam. Ang alam ko, malungkot na malungkot ako ngayon."

Finally gathering his thoughts, he added a statement that defined what ABS-CBN is for him, in response to the question of Val Gonzales of DZRH.

"Buhay ko, buhay ninyo, buhay ng audience, buhay ng madlang people, buhay ng mga kapamilya, buhay ng mga Pilipino, buhay natin ‘to. Ang ABS-CBN… ang serbisyong ibinibigay niya ay naging malaking bahagi ng araw-araw na buhay ng mga Pilipino. Napakalaking bahagi. So, tungkol ito sa ating lahat."

"Hindi ito tungkol sa mga taga-ABS, hindi ito tungkol lang sa artista, tungkol ito sa ating lahat. Tungkol ‘to sa buhay natin. At naniniwala ako… kaya nga kayo lahat nandidito, e, dahil may epekto itong lahat sa inyo. Sa ating lahat ito, e."


When the shut down of ABS-CBN was carried out, Regine Velasquez expressed strong words over it. She said that after everything, they will come back better and brighter.

After this, Kim Chiu became viral because of her "Bawal Lumabas." The singer-actress also expressed sympathy towards the younger actress.

ABS-CBN is one of the most popular media and entertainment outfits in the Philippines. It has produced top-caliber stars, well-loved programs, and timely news. Some of the popular shows are “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.”