- Lito Atienza called out Franz Alvarez for the delay on the ABS-CBN franchise renewal bills.
- He said that if the chairman doesn’t want to move, he might as well resign.
- Atienza also called the members of the Congress to make Alvarez act on the issue.
Buhay party-list representative Jose ‘Lito’ Atienza called out House Committee on Legislative Franchises Chairman Franz Alvarez regarding the pending bills seeking the franchise renewal of broadcasting network ABS-CBN.
In a speech Atienza gave on Monday, he noted that the bills of the company’s franchise renewal have been gathering dust with less than two months before the franchise expires on March 30.
The bills were filed way back in August 2019.
“Dito ako nagagalit sa kongreso. Kapag gumagawa sila ng usapin dahil sa kathang isip. Yung aming forum, madalas kathang isip.
“I am calling the attention of Chairman Alvarez. Every day, non-entities, unknown groups of corporations, apply for a franchise and we act on them judiciously, promptly. Why are we dragging our feet on this critical and crucial issue of the franchise renewal of a television network that is part and parcel of our past, present and dependent on the future?” said Atienza.
He also called on the members of the Congress to make Alvarez act on the issue.
“Kung ayaw gumalaw ng Chairman, mag-resign na siya. Para may pwede nang pumalit na mangunguna at magde-decide.”