Gerard Salonga Speaks up About ABS-CBN Franchise Denial

ABS-CBN Philharmonic orchestra musical director Gerard Salonga has spoken about the denial of Kapamilya Network’s franchise application bid.

Gerard Salonga Speaks up About ABS-CBN Franchise Denial
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It was on Friday, July 10, when the House panel convened to wrap up the hearings on the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise and to give the final decision whether to approve or deny its petition for a legislative franchise.

The Committee on Legislative Franchises joins the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability in giving the final verdict on the ABS-CBN franchise.

The House panel has decided to deny the franchise renewal application by the country’s largest broadcast network.

A total of 70 congressmen voted Yes for the denial of the network’s franchise bid while 11 voted No with 2 who Inhibit and 1 who Abstain.

Many were saddened by the House’s decision to junk the franchise renewal of Kapamilya Network.

Among those who reacted were ordinary and elite individuals including musical director Gerard Salonga- the younger brother of Lea Salonga.

Earlier, Gerard Salonga went to the social networking site, Facebook wherein he expressed his sentiments about the denial of the ABS-CBN franchise application.

“When friends or colleagues who agree with the decision gloat about it, or make fun of their friends or colleagues who were casualties of this, then that’s difficult to take,” a portion of his post noted.

“When someone very insensitively tells their grieving friend “eh di maghanap ka ng iba” in the middle of a worsening pandemic, it’s not going to make them feel better,” he added.

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Note: This was first reported by entertainment website, Push.

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