Angara hails 11 solons who voted for ABS-CBN franchise & Press Freedom

Angara hails 11 solons who voted for ABS-CBN franchise & Press Freedom

Senator Sonny Angara could not contain his emotions so much so that he hailed the 11 solons who voted to grant the Lopez controlled ABS-CBN Corporation a new franchise.

“Kudos to the brave 11 who stood up for 11,000 Filipinos keeping their jobs and for press freedom 🙏🏽✊🏽” Angara tweeted.

Senator Sonny Angara
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An overwhelming 70 House panel members voted to dent the grant of a new 25 year legislative franchise, this after 12 committee day hearings were conducted.
Here's a list of the 11 lawmakers who voted for ABS-CBN to return on air.

·        Bienvenido Abante Jr, Manila 6th District
·        Carlos Isagani Zarate, Bayan Muna party-list 
·        Christopher De Venecia, Pangasinan 4th District 
·        Edward Vera Perez Maceda, Manila 4th District 
·        Gabriel Bordado Jr, Camarines Sur 3rd District 
·        Jose "Ping-Ping" Tejada, North Cotabato 3rd District
·        Lianda Bolilia, Batangas 4th District 
·        Mujiv Hataman, Basilan
·        Sol Aragones, Laguna 3rd District
·        Stella Luz Quimbo, Marikina 2nd District 
·        Vilma SantosRecto, Batangas 6th District 

With this scenario  ABS-CBN  will be permanently shut down since May 5,Congress held a 12 day hearing, for the issuance of a new franchise Congress was able to discussed a lot of issues  pertaining to the TV networks like citizenship of the network’s chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez, alleged labor violations, tax-evasion, as well as alleged political bias, among others.

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