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The final sign-off message on May 5, 2020

Philippine media network ABS-CBN was issued a cease and desist order on May 5, 2020, a day after its 25-year legislative franchise expired. The cease and desist order says that all its TV and radio stations were forced to go off-air immediately.


As issued in the cease and desist order, ABS-CBN was told to cease its operations of all TV and radio stations (ABS-CBN, S+A, DZMM, and MOR) nationwide..


Celebrities and news personalities[]

After shutdown, numerous personalities reacted on social media to the shutdown. Not only those of ABS-CBN but of GMA Network.[1][2]


Franchise denial[]

On July 10, 2020, the franchise renewal was denied by the House Speakers, with 70 votes to 11, meaning 70 said "yes" to the resolution denying the renewal, or the franchise would not be renewed, while 11 said "no" to the resolution denying the renewal, or the franchise would be renewed. It cites several issues.[3][4]

See also[]


  1. Stars react to ABS-CBN being ordered to close TV, radio operations. ABS-CBN News (May 5, 2020). Archived from the original on May 27, 2020.
  2. GMA artists send love amid ABS-CBN closure. CNN Philippines (May 6, 2020).
  3. House panel junks ABS-CBN's bid for a 25-year franchise. Philippine News Agency (July 10, 2020).
  4. Several issues led to denial of ABS-CBN franchise bid: House body. Philippine News Agency (July 10, 2020).