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Ces Drilon, Karen Davila, other journalists think lawmakers have a ‘personal vendetta’ against ABS-CBN

Deputy Minority Leader Dr. Janette Garin also had ABS-CBN on the defensive when she cited how the network inaccurately covered the Dengvaxia vaccine issue three years ago and had Pangasinan residents worried after it reported of a “flesh-eating” disease but was actually just cases of psoriasis.

ABS-CBN is still on shut down and the NTC just made it more difficult for the network to get a new franchise.

After so many hearings, supporters of the company feel like there is a ‘personal vendetta’ against ABS-CBN based on how things are going and how issues are discussed.

The hearing on Monday ran for 10 hours but revealed more of the personal issues lawmakers have with the network.

Karen Davila feels exactly the same, that personal issues were more of a concern to lawmakers.

Ces Drilon pointed out that Rep. Jesus Remulla still interrupts people when they answer questions which many see as disrespectful. Remulla also played the victim when he got caught taking down notes during the national anthem in one of the hearings by blaming ABS-CBN for spreading the footage.

Kapamilya reported Bianca Dava also feels that the hearings showed that the renewal issue has more of a ‘personal’ element to it.

Barnaby Lo feels like journalism is going down a level as it is the lawmakers who determine whether or not a network be given a new franchise, and the case with ABS-CBN isn’t progressing.

Chino Hernandez knows that ABS-CBN did not violate the law and has been cleared by various departments, so in the event a new franchise isn’t issued then it could only that ‘personal’ interests played a part.

Migs Bustos was disappointed when the hearing headed towards how some lawmakers had personal issues with ABS-CBN.

Deputy Minority Leader Dr. Janette Garin also had ABS-CBN on the defensive when she cited how the network inaccurately covered the Dengvaxia vaccine issue three years ago and had Pangasinan residents worried after it reported of a “flesh-eating” disease but was actually just cases of psoriasis.

Garin was one of the several government officials that faced charges for approving the Dengvaxia vaccine which the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) claimed led to deaths.

“Even up to this point in time, I still don’t know whether to vote yes or no,” she said during the joint House committee hearing on ABS-CBN’s franchise application.


“If ever we grant them the renewal of their franchise, all of this should be looked into by ABS-CBN because when you manage a corporation, success is not measured by money. Success is measured by the real difference that you give to our people, not the difference that you mouth off on the presentations that you make.”

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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