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Celebrities react to Rodante Marcoleta’s ‘collateral damage’ statement on ABS CBN franchise

Marcoleta was among the lawmakers who pushed for the non-renewal of the Network’s franchise. Also, he’s one of the two who advocated for the parasitic drug, Ivermectin as COVID-19 treatmen

Senatorial aspirant Rodante Marcoleta’s statement on laying off ABS-CBN employees as ‘collateral damage’ during the CNN Senatorial Debate on April 10, 2022, sparked criticisms from celebrities.

Marcoleta was among the lawmakers who pushed for the non-renewal of the Network’s franchise. Also, he’s one of the two who advocated for the parasitic drug, Ivermectin as COVID-19 treatmen

During the CNN Senatorial Debate, when Marcoleta was asked about being one of the orchestrators of ABS-CBN’s non-renewal of the franchise, he explained that he is saddened because there was damage throughout the process. However, despite that, the rule of law is needed.

He continued that what they did was just ‘collateral damage.’

He even revealed that it was only 2,000 employees who got laid off and not 11,000. The remaining 9,000 employees were contractual workers who do not have the security of tenure.

Summing up his statement, he emphasized that they needed to do that because of the different violations of the said Network.

Following the statements of Marcoleta, some celebrities criticized the senatorial aspirant.

John Lapus, a well-known comedian, director, and a former talent of ABS-CBN cussed Marcoleta and emphasized that he was part of those who lost a job and reminded him they had a job before they pushed for the non-renewal of the license of ABS-CBN.

A theater actor and content creator added that the numbers given with the addition of many more are the ones who will not vote for Marcoleta.

Another former employee of ABS-CBN also reacted to the abuse of power rather than providing a better situation.


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