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GMA-7’s “Saksi” pays tribute to ABS-CBN

GMA’s ‘Saksi’ outro showing ABS-CBN’s transmitter and logo go viral.

GMA network’s late-night news program “Saksi” has trended online because of its recent newscast that showed a different outro.

“Salamat Saksi.”

This is what GMA News reporter and anchor Raffy Tima, there’s also a much deeper reason behind those words.

Raffy Tima is the co-anchor of Pia Arcangel in “Saksi” last July 10 because Arnold Clavio is now in ’24-Oras’ to temporarily replace Mike Enriquez.

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“Saksi” viewers felt the strong impact of Pia and Raffy’s closing spiel.

They  ended the program stating, ”Para sa malayang Pilipino, kaisa kami ng lahat sa pagiging Saksi.”

In the closing credits, the lights in the studio were turned off to highlight the screen behind Pia and Raffy that displayed a photo of the transmitter of their rival network, ABS-CBN.

Covered in darkness and followed by the Kapamilya Network logo with candles underneath.

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The newscast did not play its theme music as well which gave moments of silence on air.

Many were terrified and shed tears at the silent ending of the program which clearly stated their sympathy for ABS-CBN.

Following this, ABS-CBN supporters expressed their gratitude and praise to Saksi and GMA-7 for the touching scene they witnessed.

Raffy was one of the news reporters/anchors of the Kapuso network who openly showed support for ABS-CBN when hearing the franchise renewal application of the Kapamilya network in the House.

And in his social media post, Raffy stated, “Respeto at suporta sa aking mga kapwa mamamahayag. Nawa’y patuloy namin kayong makasama sa pagbabalita.”

ABS-CBN is one of the leading broadcast networks in the Philippines. Its 25-year franchise expired on May 4 and the Committee on Legislative Franchises of the House of Representatives officially rejected on July 10 its bid to secure another franchise.

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