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ABS-CBN workers urged: Makiusap kayo sa Kongreso

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By Prince Golez

Artists and employees of ABS-CBN should appeal to Congress, not to President Rodrigo Duterte, for the renewal of its franchise, Malacañang said Monday.

“Mali yung kanilang pinapakiusapan. Dapat makiusap sila sa Congress na i-renew yung lisensya kasi ang Presidente, wala naman siyang pakialam doon,” according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Early today, the Office of the Solicitor General filed a petition for quo warranto before the Supreme Court against the broadcast network “to put an end to what we discovered to be highly abusive practices of ABS-CBN benefitting a greedy few at the expense of millions of its loyal subscribers.”

Panelo also reiterated that Duterte’s displeasure toward ABS-CBN had nothing to do with the case.

The President has repeatedly criticized the network for allegedly not airing his advertisements during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“Ang hukuman naman ang magde-decide, hindi naman siya. So palaging outside the kulambo siya don e. Wala siya doon. But, I can understand the feelings of people in ABS. Natural lang yun,” he added.

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