MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – For once, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is doing something in the service of the Filipino by issuing a quarantine order for the ABS-CBN Network.
The quarantine order stems from the network’s airing of the movie, “Contagion,” as well as its locally-produced telserye on 24/7 — both dealing with the subject of a virus spread. The airing comes at a time when Filipinos are panicking over the continued spread of the coronavirus in China and other countries.
The PCOO order would mean the temporary shutdown of ABS-CBN so that it would not be able to continue airing the films which could only exacerbate the fear already being felt by the Filipino people.
It wasn’t clear how long the quarantine period will be, but the worst case scenario is that the order will last until March 20 when ABS-CBN’s media franchise expires. In that case, the quarantine will be forever.
Who says “walang forever?” (There is no forever).