As party-list representative Rodante Marcoleta summed up the reasons against the renewal of ABS-CBN Corporation’s franchise, employees and celebrities took their disbelief to Twitter and spoke up about the Congress’ statements against the Kapamilya network.
Television host and personality Bianca Gonzalez questioned why the congressmen are implying that other agencies lied about their statements clearing ABS-CBN from the allegations.
I'm confused…. Are the congressmen that are against the ABS-CBN franchise renewal implying that the DOJ, BIR, DOLE, SEC, Comelec and other agencies of the government wrong/lying/incorrect in clearing ABS-CBN from the accusations?
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) July 9, 2020
Celebrity mom Karla Estrada is speechless with the whole situation.
— karla estrada (@Estrada21Karla) July 9, 2020
John Carlo Hermano sarcastically praised Marcoleta as the latter seemed to know better than any other branch of the government.
Creative Director of ABS-CBN Music Jonathan Manalo suggested that it should also be allowed to file a case against Congressmen because of said lies they’ve thrown in the series of hearings.
Dapat pwede ring kasuhan ng contempt of court ang mga Congressmen sa kanilang mga kasinungalingan at walang basehang paratang.
Mga government agencies mismo ang pinapalabas nilang sinungaling dito! #IbalikAngABSCBN
— Jonathan Manalo (@JonathanManalo) July 9, 2020
Singer Jona can’t help but notice the repetitive statements of Marcoleta.
Heto na naman tayo… 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ https://t.co/U9mhUmg1rk
— JONA (@MsJ0NA) July 9, 2020
Mike Navallo said that the Department of Justice already cleared Gabby Lopez’s citizenship.
“Now lawmaker should force his own interpretation,” he wrote.
DOJ has spoken about Gabby Lopez's citizenship. Born to Filipino parents, therefore Filipino. No lawmaker should force his own interpretation.
— Mike Navallo (@mikenavallo) July 9, 2020
“Grabe talaga ang galit ni Marcoleta sa puso niya,” Roque Rox Santos said in a tweet.
summation ito diba? Bakit may bagong isyu na sinasabi itong si Martrolleta? Grabe talaga ang galit ni Marcoleta sa puso nya.
— Roque Rox Santos (@roxsantos) July 9, 2020
In Marcoleta’s summation, he brought up once again the issues regarding ABS-CBN Chairman Emeritus Gabby Lopez’s citizenship, ABS-CBN’s Philippine Deposit Receipts (PDRs), ABS-CBN’s alleged tax evasion, and the existence of the ABS-CBN TV Plus.
Though government agencies involved already clarified such allegations against the network, Marcoleta said that the statements weighed little as Congress alone is the only one to grant franchises.
Adding to the accusations listed above, the lawmaker also said that ABS-CBN’s reports are full of political bias.