Here's ABS-CBN's statement on special primetime programming amid Metro Manila quarantine:
As announced earlier, ABS-CBN has stopped tapings of all teleseryes in compliance with the guidelines set by the government concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and for the safety of everyone involved.
Cardo Dalisay and your other favorite teleserye characters will have to take a temporary break on ABS-CBN’s primetime block.
Starting 16 March 2020, we are bringing back our classic teleseryes and airing iWant original series in lieu of our current primetime shows.
“Pamilya Ko” will be replaced by the heartwarming series “100 Days to Heaven” starring Coney Reyes, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Xyriel Manabat.
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The action-drama series is the longest running in the country with over 1000 episodes which took more than 5 years.
“Make It With You” will be replaced by the hit romantic series “On The Wings of Love” featuring Nadine Lustre and James Reid.
“A Soldier’s Heart” will be replaced by the mystery thriller “I Am U,” an iWant original series topbilled by Julia Barretto, from March 16 to 20.
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We assure our viewers that the changes are only temporary. We will resume our regular programming when conditions improve and the safety and welfare of our people will not be compromised.
We vow to continue bringing hope and inspiration to our viewers through our shows as we remain committed to serving the Filipino people.
Well, I really don't watch TV much for almost 2 decades now. I am not just a fan of spending more time on it. I probably take more time on social media and internet. Maybe it's time for the network (including GMA, TV5 and others) to invest more on their online platforms. Just my two cents. 😏
So is it safe to say that COVID-19 is the only thing that can stop Cardo Dalisay and the FPJ's Ang Probinsyano?
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