Cayetano hits Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise: House will be ‘much organized’

first_img“You know, I was watching them(senators). They spent two hours discussing whether they have authority to dothat or not. I cannot even understand … hindipala kayo sigurado ng trabaho ninyo, eh bakit pinagdedebatehan pa ninyo,”said Panelo. Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo, for his part, also mocked the Senate hearing on Monday as he describedthe senators as like “headless chickens who don’t know what they’re doing.” Cayetano said the ABS-CBN franchiserenewal is an important issue but not urgent as there are other more pressinglegislation that the congressmen needs to work on first. “There’s no question ‘yung iba nagmamalasakit lang. There’sno question there are solid supporters of ABS-CBN. But ‘yung iba OA na e. Parangdoomsday na ang ginagawa para langmakapagsipsip. Hindi yun ang proseso,” Cayetano said. Cayetano said the House is committed onnot allowing ABS-CBN to go off the air even for a minute, while they have yetto start tackling the bills on the network’s franchise renewal. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano “The ABS-CBN has 11,000 jobs butthe CITIRA (Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act) can produce 1.5million jobs,” he said. “Having said that, mabuti na rin na nag-hearing, mabutina rin na pinag-uusapan ‘yung mgaissues, but I can promise you, saHouse, mas organized ‘yung hearing. Mas malinaw ‘yung issues bago pa mag-start ‘yung hearing, at lahat ‘yungpro and con, management, employees and viewers will be given an opportunity tobe heard,” he added. “The very purpose for which they callthat committee hearing, mukhang dalawangoras silang nagdi-debate whether do we have authority or not,” he added.“They wasted two hours debating on something that they should have knownalready.”/PN “Bakitnag-hearing ang Senate? Anong purpose? Parang nag-aattendance saABS-CBN. ‘Hello, I’m here, I’m for you. Kasisabi nila it’s not for the franchise kasihindi pa sila pwedeng mag-hearing safranchise, nandito pa [sa House]. Sowhat’s it for?” he added. MANILA – Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano saidthe House of Representatives hearing on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal will be“much organized” compared to the one done by the Senate.last_img

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