Compulsory Suspension of ABS-CBN Teleserye Production

ABS-CBN staging of live entertainment shows and tapings of teleseryes are temporarily suspended effected immediately (Sunday, March 15, 2020). It follows the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte's community quarantine and bans on mass gatherings in Metro Manila because of the Pandemic Disease COVID-19.

ABS-CBN announced this through a statement issued on the night of March 13. The Kapamilya Network says in its statement that it will continue serving its audience by "bringing back well-loved shows to help provide inspiration, hope, and upliftment." However, the statement explained that the Kapamilya Network will continue to do Television and Radio Newscasts.

ABS-CBN's declaration reads :

ABS-CBN is temporarily suspending the staging of its live entertainment shows and production of its teleseryes starting Sunday (March 15) in compliance with the government’s declaration of a community quarantine and ban on mass gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"The company is taking this initiative for the safety and health of our artists, crew, production teams, their families, and the general public.

"While this measure is in place, ABS-CBN will continue to serve our audiences by bringing back well-loved shows to help provide inspiration, hope, and upliftment.

"We assure the public that ABS-CBN will continue to bring the latest news and information through our TV and radio newscasts and digital platforms, especially at this time when the country is facing a public health crisis.

"We thank our Kapamilya viewers for their understanding and continued support."

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