Isa-isang sinagot ni Korina Sanchez-Roxas ang mga “kumampi” sa tigil-operasyon ng ABS-CBN kasunod ng cease and desist order na inilabas ng National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) dulot ng kawalan ng balidong prangkisa.
Sa Instagram post, tahasan niyang tinanong si Solicitor General Jose Calida kung sino ang Diyos nito na pilit ipinapasara ang istasyon kahit labag ito sa batas.
“Talaga? Ano namang, excuse me, abuso ito? SolGen Joe Calida used to be very close to my Mom Celia Sanchez. They attend the same bible study. Kelan at paano kaya pwede ipakulong ang mga totoong abusado?,” mensahe ng batikang mamamahayag.
“Talaga? Ano namang, excuse me, abuso ito? SolGen Joe Calida used to be very close to my Mom Celia Sanchez. They attend the same Bible Study. Sino na kaya ngayon ang Diyos ni Calida? Pilit pinapasarado ang ABSCBN kahit labag sa batas? Kelan at paano kaya pwede ipakulong ang mga totoong abusado?
Sharing with you the opinion of Congressman Alvarez. Nasa Congress na ngayon ang bola. They are expected to do the right and Godly thing:
STATEMENT OF CONG. FRANZ ‘CHICOY’ ALVAREZ We have recently been made aware of efforts by the Solicitor General to pressure the National Telecommunications Commission to go against the ruling of the Department of Justice, which states that ABS-CBN may continue to broadcast while Congress deliberates on the renewal of its franchise. We would like to make it clear that Congress takes this matter very seriously, as it directly challenges our exclusive Constitutional authority to grant, deny, extend, revoke or modify broadcast franchises. Including having the primary jurisdiction to make an initial determination whether an application for a legislative franchise should be granted or denied. Having already begun the deliberations on ABS-CBN’s application for renewal of its franchise before Congress adjourned in March, the Committee on Legislative Franchises will not be dictated upon by any individual or agency as to the manner, schedule, and conduct of it’s official business. Consistent with precedents, the Committee enjoined the National Telecommunications Commission to allow ABS-CBN to operate until such time that the House of Representatives makes a final decision on the application. This is necessary to allow Congress sufficient time to assess the qualifications of the applicant and make a complete review of the positions of the different stakeholders. Particularly since there are many voices for and against the renewal. The power of Congress to legislate is complete, full, and plenary. A legislative franchise is a law and by deciding whether to grant or deny a franchise, it is passing a law and making policy. The Solicitor General should have the decency to give Congress this courtesy to complete the exercise of its power.“
Taliwas sa utos ng komisyon, binanggit ng mamamahayag ang saloobin ni Rep. Franz “Chicoy” Alvarez na tanging Kongreso lamang ang may karapatan sa pagbawi o pagpapalawig ng legislative franchise ng Kapamilya network.
Subalit sa comment section ni Sanchez, may nagsabing karma raw ito ng ABS-CBN.
Sagot ng “Rated K” host, “Excuse me. Hindi pa tapos ang karma dito.”
Pahayag naman isang netizen, tama lang daw na ipasara ang himpilan bunsod ng “unfair competition” na pumapatay daw sa mga maliliit na media network at cable operators.
“The general public who’s been paying ABS-CBN for their services which violates for their ‘Free-to-air’ license. Ngayon lang sinusubukang itama, at nagkataon lang na mapapaso na ang franchise nila kaya nagkaroon ng ingay. Stop blaming the Government! Be open minded nlng kasi may mga hidded agenda e.”
“Oh Puhleeeez itama mo muna ingles mo o kaya magtagalog ka nalang kaya?” maikli pero maanghang na tugon ng premyadong journalist.
Humirit naman ang isang socmed user na hindi dapat exempted sa batas ang ABS-CBN.
“Does this mean our law is only applicable to the powerless like small vendors, ordinary people, marginalized people, etc? Freedom of the process or freedom to supressman?”
Buwelta ng personalidad, dapat nitong kuwestiyon ang Kongreso na hindi inaksyunan ang 11 panukalang batas na nakabinbin.
“Dear, PAG ARALAN MO MUNA ANG LAHAT NG BATAS HINDI YUNG BATAS NA GUSTO MO LANG GAMITIN. Period,” pagpapatuloy ni Sanchez.