Netizen theorizes ABS-CBN owners did not resist CEASE & DESIST ORDER to push their hidden agenda vs Duterte?

A certain MJ Quiambao Reyes has put forward an intriguing theory why the Kapamilya network did not put up a fight when the NTC issued a CEASE & DESIST ORDER.

Reyes addressed the FB post especially to those who are in the blame mode against the government for ABS-CBN’s shutdown.

PARA TA MGA TT NG TT AT TENGINA NG TENGINA, BATAHIN NYO ‘TO:

Reyes observed that these ABS-CBN artists are aware that in the new normal, film making, concerts, shows and what not will be considered NON ESSENTIALS.

“Alam ko’ng alam nyo na, sa new normal, ang pag gawa ng pelikula, concert, shows, at iba pa will be considered as NON ESSENTIALS.”

Reyes continued that even before the CEASE & DESIST ORDER came out, many of the ABS-CBN artists were already worried if they have jobs waiting for them, wondering when can they start taping again or there will be people who will watch their movies amid the pandemic.

“Bago pa man ang Cease & Desist Order ay marami na sa inyo ang nangangamba kung may babalikan pa ba kayong trabaho o kung kelan kayo muling makakapag-taping o kung may manonood pa ba ng mga pelikula sa gitna ng pandemya.”

Reyes figured ABS-CBN artists knew this fact. In fact, some of them said they cannot just transfer to other network because the other networks are possibly are going to cost-cutting mode.

“(Alam nyo yan! In fact, ilan nga sa inyo ang nagsabi na hindi kayo basta makakalipat sa ibang network dahil mismong ibang network ay posibleng mag cost-cutting din)”

Instead of reacting in anger against the government and cussed netizens that do not agree with their so-called cause, Reyes asked if it ever crossed their minds or asked their bosses why did they immediately shutdown on May 5 when they they have 10 days to continue operating while network’s lawyers filed a TRO before the Supreme Court – which possibly give their a favorable result?

“Sa halip na nagalit kayo agad sa gobyerno at minura mura ang mga netizens na hindi sang ayon sa pinaglalaban nyo, hindi man lang ba kayo nagtaka o nagtanong sa mga bosses nyo kung bakit nga ba sila agad agad nagsara ng May 5 gayung may 10 days pa naman sila na kayang manatiling bukas habang humihingi ng TRO sa Korte Suprema–na malamang favorable sa network ang resulta?”

For sure, Reyes remarked ABS-CBN’s legal experts knew the legal remedies. Reyes couldn’t help but get an weird feeling the Kapamilya complied with the CEASE & DESIST ORDER with all the drama on May 5, rather than availing a legal relief and waiting until May 15 (after ECQ)?

“Tiyak alam naman ng mga legal experts ninyo ang mga legal remedies. Pero bakit agad silang nag sign off with all the drama nu’ng May 5, instead of availing legal relief and waiting til May 15 (after ECQ)?”

Reyes once again asked the ABS-CBN artists (Hello Angel Locsin, Kim Chiu, Coco Martin!) if it ever crossed their minds why their network shutdown immediately because of the following reasons:

“Di man lang ba pumasok sa isip nyo na kaya agad agad silang nagsara ay posibleng:”

Reyes enumerated 5 possible reasons to help the ABS-CBN artists get the gist of her idea.

For dramatic and audience impact. Well, who does it better than the Kapamilya network when talking about making dramatic statements for maximum effect? Signing off on free TV during lockdown while transitioning to other platforms was what you call “perfect timing”.

1) Para mas may drama at audience impact kung magsa-sign off sila sa free TV during lockdown and conveniently migrate to other platforms? Para nga naman mas makuha ang simpatiya ng madla at magmukha na namang demonyo si Pangulong Rodrigo, right?

Signing off on the day their franchise expired gave the Kapamilya network the perfect excuse to stop airing programs because there are no new contents anyway and a few advertisers to go around during the ECQ. Saves money for the Kapamilya.

2) Para mas may dahilan sila na itigil na muna ang mga programa dahil wala namang mga bagong content at wala rin masyadong advertisers sa mga panahon ngayon? Mas kakatipid sila.

Cut your losses. They have reason not to spend money by paying for the salaries of their talents and contractuals because of the “no work, no pay” policy.

3) Para mas may dahilan din para HINDI magpa-sweldo sa mga talents o contractuals na mahigit na raw palang isang buwang no work no pay bago pa man ang CDO? Cut your losses, ika nga?

Gives the Kapamilya network the grounds to downsize while blaming the government for the job losses even though that is not the case.

4) Para mas may dahilan na magtanggal o magbawas ng tao na, again, isisisi sa gobyerno sa halip na sa totoong sitwasyon ngayon kung saan marami talaga ang magsasarang negosyo sa new normal?

To make the artist and the rank and file employees blame and get angry for their lost income and livelihood and shift the blame against the government.

5) Para mas magalit at sisihin ng mga talents at workers na di susweldo o mawawalang ng trabaho ang gobyerno sa halip na ang network?

Reyes admitted that it’s indeed depressing but this phenomenon is not local but also happening around the world and most importantly, this is not because of Duterte.

“(Opo, nakakalungkot mang isipin pero maraming mawawalan ng trabaho tulad nyo.Worldwide yan, hindi lang sa Pilipinas–at lalong hindi dahil kay Duterte.)”

But kidding aside, the Kapamilya network was able to do a cost-cutting while not appearing the bad guy or kontrabida and masterfully shifts the anger and blame against the government.

“Pero biruin mo, nakapag-COST CUTTING na sila, naiwasan pa nilang maging kontrabida, nagawa pa nilang pagmukhang masama ang gobyerno, at sa gobyerno ninyo ibabato ang lahat ng galit at frustrations nyo, di ba?”

Reyes praised the Kapamilya’s wily move in a sarcastic tone. “Ang husay. Two birds w/ 1 stone.”

Reyes ended the FB post urging the ABS-CBN artists and the anti-Duterte government to think about her arguments. Otherwise, she hoped that the Kapamilya supporters and defenders will accept the fact that not all Filipinos are dumb – just the 3% in the population.

“Isipin nyo sana ang sinabi ko. Kung nauto man ang ilan sa inyo o kasama kayo sa mga nang-uuto (bilang marami sa inyo ay shareholders or part owners din), sana matanggap nyo na hindi lahat ng Pilipino ay bobo–mga 3% na lang po. 😜”

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