ABS-CBN shuts down public service unit


    ABS-CBN Corp. yesterday announced the closure of ABS-CBN Tulong Center this month.

    The unit under ABS-CBN Integrated Public Service said it is unable to continue its services after ABS-CBN was not given a new franchise.

    The non-renewal of the franchise has weighed down on some of ABS-CBN’s public service efforts like its Tulong Center, which has beneficiaries like children and adults seeking medical treatment, parents and workers asking for legal advice, and even overseas Filipino workers in need of rescue from abusive employers .

    Founded in 2014, the Tulong Center had provided free legal and medical assistance to almost 55,000 Filipinos, who sought help through phone, online, or by visiting its office inside the ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.