Ces Drilon one of the first employees let go by ABS-CBN following franchise denial

ABS-CBN has announced that it is letting go of several employees, and among those who will lose their jobs is veteran broadcast journalist Ces Oreña-Drilon.
Oreña-Drilon was the former anchor for ABS-CBN’s “Bandila” who currently serves as the executive editor of the ANC-X website. She also headed ABS-CBN company’s lifestyle ecosystem.
“This was one of the toughest days I had to face. Telling fellow kapamilyas that they would lose their jobs by end of August. I lost mine too,” tweeted Oreña-Drilon.
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Fellow journalist and anchor Karen Davila responded to her tweet, stating that it broke her heart when she learned about the developments.
“This is heartbreaking. @cesdrilon it’s been an honor to be alongside you in Bandila. You are an ABSCBN news icon and inspiration. I am preparing my heart as well for the worst and will stand by ABSCBN til the end ??.” tweeted Davila.
ABS-CBN announced that on August 31, 2020, it would be laying off a number of its employees following the non-renewal of its 25-year franchise in the Congress.
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The media giant has yet to announce specific numbers on employees who will lose their jobs, but assured the public that each employee will be given separation and retirement benefits.

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