ABS-CBN offers to help government broadcast educational programs for distance learning

Following the Philippine government’s refusal of a franchise renewal for media giant ABS-CBN, the broadcast network offered the use of its transmission network to aid the country’s distance learning program.

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“Our commitment to the public is for ABS-CBN to continue serving the Filipino in whatever capacity we can,” the company’s statement begins.

It continues: “In response to the educational thrust of the government in this time of the pandemic, we are offering the use of our transmission network to broadcast educational programs all over the country.”

“We hope to help the government continuously educate students nationwide despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic. On top of our transmission network, we are also offering the use of all the educational programs we have produced over the past 20 years.”

“While this is not expected to have any business impact to the company, we are hopeful that our network can help in the education of our students nationwide,” the statement ends.

In his fifth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte emphasized that face-to-face classes will not resume until the country has access to a COVID-19 vaccine.

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