THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has made it clear that ABS-CBN Corporation will remain open despite the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against them.
In an interview with SMNI to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, he said that the employees of the giant network would not lose their jobs.
He said that as long as the employers are there, the employees will continue with their services.
Bello added that the security of tenure of its employees will remain despite the closure of its broadcast stations.
“Yung cease and desist order did not terminate the existence, the corporate existence ng ABS-CBN corporation. Therefore, yung ABS-CBN Corporation continues to be the employer of ‘yung 4 thousand employees nila, ” Bello said.
It will be recalled last week when the NTC released the CDO against the Kapamilya Network stopping its radio and TV broadcasts throughout the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the Kapamilya giant network has been advised that it is best to do what it takes to restore their franchise.
This is the advice of former DZMM Radio host Jobert Sucaldito in an SMNI News interview.
“Kumbaga, trabahuhin n’yo nalang, ayusin n’yo. Gawin n’yo ang dapat gawin para maibalik kayo sa ere,” advised Sucaldito.
Sucaldito said he was not in favor of shutting down ABS-CBN but clarified that the broadcasting firm’s franchise renewal had irregularities and that they should only fix it in the right manner.
He added that ABS-CBN should not put their employees’ unemployment as a front to gain public sympathy.
“Huwag n’yo na gamitin yung mga tao. Kasi hindi naman sila kasali dyan. Kayong mga boss ang may problema dyan,” he said.
Sucaldito, however, made it clear that he loved the network even after he left the company because it had been his home for almost two decades.
Sucaldito, as we recall, has been removed from his work for allegedly making a bad comment against an actress of the said network.