Harry Roque to Ai-Ai delas Alas: “Ate Ai, hindi ka nagkamali ng sinamahang grupo. Hindi mawawala ang iyong prangkisa.”
HARRY ROQUE — On Saturday, the former Presidential spokesperson assured showbiz personality Ai-Ai delas Alas that her current home network won’t lose its broadcast franchise.
Roque, who is running for senator in the May 2022 elections, talked about Ai-Ai’s “beauty”.
“Kaiba ang ating miting ngayon kasi sa kauna-unahang panahon, meron tayong bagong host. No’ng una ko siyang nakita, ang sabi ko, ‘Bakit naging mas maganda pa si Toni G?’ Yun pala, siya si Ai-Ai Delas Alas. Palakpakan po natin,” Roque said.
Actress-host Toni Gonzaga, who is a former Kapamilya host, previously hosted some of the UniTeam rallies.
Roque went on to assure Ai-Ai that her current home network won’t lose its broadcast franchise.
“Ate Ai, hindi ka nagkamali ng sinamahang grupo. Hindi mawawala ang iyong prangkisa,” said Roque, who smiled after making the remark.
Ai-Ai, who has been appearing on GMA-7 shows for the past few years, was hosting the UniTeam campaign event along with comedian Bayani Agbayani in Manila City.
She used to appear on shows on ABS-CBN, which the House Committee on Legislative Franchises refused to grant a new broadcast franchise in July 2020.
ABS-CBN News reported that the franchise denial came after President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated attacks against the network.
Government regulators and other officials cleared the network over allegations of tax fraud and violations of foreign ownership restrictions in mass media, among other legal issues, during the House committee hearing for the network’s new franchise application.
The shutdown of the network’s broadcast operations resulted in thousands of workers losing their jobs in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.