• Adored by the Network: ABS-CBN's "classics", which means a TV program of theirs that has aired for ten years. Present classics include: TV Patrol (newscast), Maalaala Mo Kaya (drama anthology), ASAP (variety show), The Buzz (showbiz talk show), Rated K (magazine show), and Goin' Bulilit (kiddie gag show).
    • Past classics or classics that are now defunct include: Palibhasa Lalake and Home Along da Riles (both sitcoms).
    • Also, several long-running dramas like Mara Clara, Esperanza, Mula Sa Puso, and Pangako Sa 'Yo.
    • Some stars as well had this treatment as well. These include Judy Ann Santos, Piolo Pascual, Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin, Claudine Barretto, Rico Yan, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla. But, the artist who got treated like this the most would probably have to be Kris Aquino.
  • Breakthrough Hit: Most of the programs ABS-CBN launched in 1987 as part of their "Star Network" relaunch pushed them to the top of the ratings.
    • Especially the newscast TV Patrol, which is still airing to this day.
  • Creator Killer: Marcos lying that he would free Geny by relinquishing all his businesses, along with a cancer, caused Don Eñing's death.
  • Development Hell: The network was supposed to develop a studio backlot back in 2000 and finish it at a certain point in the new millennium, but got halted because of financial problems.
    • Successfully avoided with a new soundstage complex that they are developing in San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan, whose construction is still ongoing.
  • Executive Meddling: Cito Alejandro, president of ABS-CBN from 2004-2006, who practically crushes ABS-CBN's top-rated status by laying off a lot of employees, with the only saving grace being the time when he realized his folly and resigned in 2006.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Peter Musngi, the network's voice-over, is also a radio personality.
  • Promoted Fangirl: Liza Soberano. From avid ABS-CBN legit ABS-CBN actress.
  • Screwed by the Network: A former information program named Usapang Business, though it gained good ratings, was cancelled because of neglect from advertisers.
  • Throw It In: The logo design of ABS-CBN's current logo, when it was being designed in 1967, was supposed to include only the square and the three circles. And then, Geny came and drew a vertical line on the center of the design. Instead of rejecting it, they accepted it as part of the logo.
  • What Could Have Been: ABS-CBN would have kept operating two Manila channels if it was not shut down by Marcos, but then again, it would end up abandoning its dedication to service (which at least did not happen).
    • Here's an even better point: ABS-CBN would have just remained in its pre-1972 form if PTV would have just cut their losses and give up Channel 4 and their TV stations to the Lopezes, and then either absorb the stations of another network or build its own stations (then again, it is pretty hard to do because the government does not really focus their funds on PTV very often).
    • More specifically, it would not have been like this if Marcos didn't declare martial law or didn't take of the presidency at all.
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