Leila de Lima on the denial of ABS-CBN franchise: “Tinokhang”
Senator Leila de Lima has issued a statement over the denial of ABS-CBN franchise renewal.
On Twitter, the 60-year-old former Justice secretary penned a message about the House panel’s decision to junk the franchise bid of Kapamilya Network.
It was on Friday, July 10, 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 incumbent Senator Leila de Lima who was arrested and jailed in 2017 over her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.
“Tinokhang. Ganito ang ginawa sa pagpatay sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBN. Walang laban, walang katarungan, walang konsensya!” Leila de Lima wrote in a Twitter post.
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