Mayor Joy Belmonte Reveals Hiring Displaced ABS-CBN Employees

Did you know QC Mayor Joy Belmonte hired some of displaced ABS-CBN workers?

JOY BELMONTE – The mayor of Quezon City revealed that she hired some of the displaced employees of ABS-CBN.

Joy Belmonte on ABS-CBN
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It can be recalled that it was on May 5, 2020, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Solicitor General Jose Calida issued a cease-and-desist order to ABS-CBN.

On July 10, 2020, members of the House of Representatives, particularly the Committee on Legislative Franchises, voted 70–11 to deny the franchise application of ABS-CBN, citing several issues on the network’s franchise.

Following the closure of the Kapamilya Network, a lot of ABS-CBN employees lost their jobs.

During the oath-taking ceremonies of the new set of officers and board directors of the Philippine Movie Press Club held last Wednesday night, February 9, 2022, at Annabel’s restaurant on Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, the city mayor revealed that she hired some displaced workers of the embattled network.

“They were displaced, and, I think, displaced rather unfairly and unceremoniously. And the loss of… well, their loss was our gain sa Quezon City government. Kaya na-revitalize din ang ating communications department,” she said.

According to her, because of the talent and skills of the men and women from ABS-CBN, information dissemination among her constituents became efficient.

Meanwhile, although the terrestrial broadcasting operations of the network are indefinitely suspended due to lack of license and franchise, broadcasting activities continued via online, cable and satellite, streaming platforms, and other free-to-air terrestrial television (through block time with A2Z and TV5).

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