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Cong. Jesus Crispin Remulla earns ire of netizens for cutting off ABS-CBN legal counsel

Netizens also labeled Remulla as the new “King of Disrespectful” of the Philippine congress.

ABS-CBN celebrity Nikki Valdez and other netizens called Congressman Jesus Crispin Remulla, “rude” for cutting off ABS-CBN legal counsel Atty. Cynthia Del Castillo during the congress hearing on Thursday.

Valdez said that it is the “hobby” of Remulla to ask questions and then interrupt the person answering it.

Netizens also labeled Remulla as the new “King of Disrespectful” of the Philippine congress.

Other netizens also expressed disappointment with Remulla’s attitude towards Atty. Del Castillo.

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN journalist, shared the credentials of Atty. Del Castillo, an expert on securities and corporate law.

Atty. Del Castillo was just doing her job and does not deserve to be disrespected and interrupted by the congressman.

Remulla is now a target of criticisms and comparisons due to his rude manner of interpellating ABS-CBN legal counsel.

Remulla is Cavite’s 7th District Representative. He is the Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability.

Remulla is also the Principal author of the bills granting franchises to Real Radio Network Inc. and Blockbuster Broadcasting System Inc.

In the 5th ABS-CBN franchise hearing, congress discussed solely ABS-CBN’s issuance of Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs)

Del Castillo emphasized the difference between ABS-CBN holdings and ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.

She said that it is ABS-CBN Holdings that hold shares in ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. and not the PDR holders.

Also, PDRs have contractual agreements with ABS-CBN holdings not with ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.

“This contractual arrangement has nothing to do with ABS-CBN Broadcasting because ang parties po ng kontratang ito is covered by the investors and ABS-CBN Holdings. Hindi po party sa PDRs and ABS-CBN Broadcasting,” she said.

“Ang rights po ng PDR holders are only against ABS-CBN Holdings. And wala po silang rights on ownership or management of mass media corp which is ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp,” Del Castillo added.

For more than a month now, ABS-CBN continues to bleed ₱30-35 million per day as they continue to be off-air.

Written by Neil

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