Bravo to the 11 lawmakers who backed the ABS-CBN network.
Senator Sonny Angara has lauded the 11 lawmakers who voted against the House resolution denying the franchise renewal of the network.
“Kudos to the brave 11 who stood up for 11,000 Filipinos keeping their jobs and for press freedom 🙏🏽✊🏽” he tweeted.
A majority of the House panel members voted to deny the embattled media giant’s bid for a new 25-year franchise after holding several hearings. Only 11 lawmakers voted “no” to the resolution.
The broadcast operations stopped two months after the National Telecommunications Commission’s cease and desist order.
Thank you to the congressmen and congresswomen who stood up for ABS-CBN:
1. Sol Aragones
2. Toff De Venecia
3. Caloi Zarate
4. Gab Bordado
5. Vilma Santos
6. Lianda Bolilia
7. Ping Tejada
8. Beny Abante
9. Stella Quimbo
10. Mujiv Hataman
11. Edward Maceda#KapamilyaForever
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) July 10, 2020
Kudos to the brave 11 who stood up for 11,000 Filipinos keeping their jobs and for press freedom 🙏🏽✊🏽 https://t.co/pv20j6ExfJ
— Sonny Angara (@sonnyangara) July 10, 2020