Cavite 7th District Rep. Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla still doesn’t see why ABS-CBN should be granted a franchise to operate nearly a year after the network shut down.
In a virtual interview with SMNI News, Remulla explained that having a franchise is a “privilege” that other networks apart from ABS-CBN deserve.
“Privilege kasi ang franchise. Once you abuse the privilege, you lose that right. Bakit pagkakatiwalaan pa na ibabalik sa iyo kung marami namang magagaling na pwedeng bigyan ng prangkisa na tutupad sa usapan saka patakaran ng gobyerno?” he said.
He brought up once more that ABS-CBN had a lot of violations and accused the network of “bullying.” Due to those reasons, he is glad the network is off the air for good.
“Bakit ibibigay sa isang nag viviolate at nambubully pa? Mabuti na lang wala sila.” he added.
Remulla was one of the prominent congressmen who pushed the denial of ABS-CBN’s bid for franchise renewal.
His argument that the network had major violations was already proven false by various government agencies, including unpaid taxes and foreign ownership issues.
Senatorial aspirant Rep. Rodante Marcoleta also seeks to further investigate ABS-CBN if he wins in the coming elections.