Harry Roque: I’m Kapamilya
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque claimed that he is a “Kapamilya” after he drew flak online following his “move on” remark about the denial ABS-CBN franchise.
According to Harry Roque, his first media exposure was via ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and he was also a regular on a radio program of DZMM.
“I did say ‘move on’ but I did say also that I feel for ABS-CBN because I’m one of you. I’m Kapamilya,” he said.
“I owe who I am to ABS-CBN. It pains me that you don’t have a franchise. I will not be the ‘Pambansang Laway’ now if not because of ABS-CBN and I thank ABS-CBN,” Roque added.
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 and among those who reacted were ordinary and elite individuals.
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Source: ABS-CBN News