ABS-CBN’s 11,000 workers should be spared from the government’s desire to settle scores with the network’s owners, the Lopez family, Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday (July 12).
Amid heavy criticism, the daughter of Anakalusugan party-list Mike Defensor has distanced herself from the lawmaker’s vote against the franchise application of ABS-CBN.
SAGIP party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta is dead set in voting against ABS-CBN’s franchise application despite the kind words he received from Kapamilya stars Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, whose television series he has admitted to watching.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has denied Politiko’s report that lawmakers are being threatened by Iglesia Ni Cristo and presidential son Paolo Duterte to vote against ABS-CBN’s franchise application.
The chairman of the House legislative franchises committee will summon officials of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to explain why they shouldn’t be cited in contempt for ordering ABS-CBN to go off the air.