ABS-CBN employees’ welfare on Duterte’s mind? Tito Sotto: Wish we had same thought when US bases in PH closed
Senate Presidente Tito Sotto wishes stakeholders thought of the livelihood of 42,000 Filipinos who worked at the United States naval base in Subic, Zambales before the Philippine Senate voted for its closure in 1991.
Sotto shared this sentiment as he noted the overflowing support the public is now expressing for the welfare of ABS-CBN’s estimated 11,000 workers, who will lose their jobs should the network go off the air.
ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bid is in limbo as the House of Representatives has yet to schedule a hearing on bills related to it.
“Ayos ah! I wish we had the same thought when we closed down Subic with (42) forty two thousand workers out of work! @DickGordonDG,” Sotto tweeted Thursday (February 27), tagging Senator Richard Gordon.
Gordon was mayor of Olongapo City when the US bases closed down. He supported its retention for the sake of jobs.
Sotto’s tweet accompanied a link to an article posted by ABS-CBN News online, which quoted Pampanga Rep. Rosemarie Arenas as saying that the welfare of ABS-CBN’s employees are on Duterte’s mind.
— Tito Sotto (@sotto_tito) February 28, 2020