It’s been a long and turbulent year for ABS-CBN, one that has affected the lives of thousands of its employees. It came to an end on July 10, when the House voted to deny ABS-CBN a congressional franchise.
As the embattled network faced the Congress time and again, one man stood out the most: ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak.
Within the span of a few months, the CEO gained the attention and admiration of the Internet, with many applauding his grace and composure under the pressure of countless irate congressmen.
Katigbak faced ABS-CBN’s biggest crisis since it was shut down during the Marcos administration in the ‘70s and ‘80s. He’s faced more criticism and bashing from online trolls than majority of people, not to mention the threat of his company’s shutdown. Yet he still kept his chill as the newly minted king of cool, all while staying respectful, professional, and giving the public a good look at what a leader ought to be.
Here are Katigbak’s best quotes throughout this ABS-CBN fiasco:
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.