Kakampi rin pala! Poe: GMA wants ABS-CBN’s franchise renewed too
ABS-CBN and GMA Network may be fierce competitors in the ratings game, but there are times when they set their rivalry aside.
Senator Grace Poe recently revealed that people within GMA also want ABS-CBN’s franchise renewed.
“Alam mo, ‘yung mga kapatid natin, kaibigan sa GMA, nakakausap ko. Sila ay supportive rin. Kasi sa industriya, ‘di ba, ayaw mo naman na walang pagkakataon ‘di ba?” she said in a interview with showbiz reporters.
Congress has yet to act on bills seeking the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, which will expire on March 30, 2020. Several calls have been made for a public hearing to be scheduled by the House committee on legislative franchises so the bills can be passed before sessions adjourn on March 11.
The House has to pass a bill renewing ABS-CBN’s franchise before the Senate can act on it.
President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to block ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bid.
Poe, whose family owns the rights to the movie, “Ang Probinsyano” remade by ABS-CBN into a television series, said several senators support the network’s bid to renew its franchise.
“Marami akong mga nakausap na mga kasama natin doon. Suportado naman nila ang pagre-renew nito. Pero syempre, kikilatisin din mabuti ag magiging kasunduan sa franchise,” she said.