Here’s the statement of Paolo Bediones on issue involving his company and DepEd TV workers
PAOLO BEDIONES – The TV host has finally spoken about the issue involving him and Ei2Tech.
Ei2Tech is a private production company owned by the TV host that has entered into a partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) for the educational programs of DepEd TV, the educational TV channel of the said government agency launched on August 11, 2020.
DepED TV is a television-based mode of instruction that has become an alternative for schools amid distance learning setup due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ei2Tech is the producer of 10-15-minute video lectures for various grade levels from October 2020 to September 2021.
E12Tech hired nearly four hundred media workers and professionals for DepEd TV and paid them almost P70M for their services.
But in the last three months, complaints have surfaced that the talent fee promised to the hired workers was delayed prompting them to take the problem to the court.
In an interview with PEP.ph, Paolo Bediones has finally aired his side.
He admitted: “There have been delays in talent fees and the company is finding ways to rectify the situation by sourcing additional funding.”
“It was unfortunate that an investor in the project backed out because of COVID a few months ago,” he added.
Paolo is in favor of taking the matter to the court because according to him, the court is the right place to discuss the problem.
He also stressed that Ei2Tech did not earn in any way from the project.
Paolo has not yet spoken to the complainants personally but he said he understands their feelings so he is working on a way to solve the problem.
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