CEBU Town, Philippines — Cebu 3rd district Agent and Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia maintains that mass media large, Abs-CBN, has dedicated violations prompting him to vote against the network’s franchise renewal past Friday, July 10, 2020.
Garcia took to his Fb web page his explanations of why he supported the denial of the franchise application of the Kapamilya network.
Garcia, in his write-up, cited the allegations of tax and labor violations of the community as his reasons for supporting the denial of the franchise renewal.
Voting 70 versus 11, the Residence committee on legislative franchises denied the network’s franchise renewal software, effectively blocking the community to return on the air immediately after it was ordered to stop operations final Might.
Garcia is among the 70 lawmakers who voted towards the granting of the network’s franchise.
“I am 1 with the Filipino people today as we seek out for the company’s accountability. We are all paying total taxes, but Stomach muscles-CBN doesn’t. Sakto ba kini? (Is this reasonable?)” Garcia explained.
During the hearings performed by the Committee on the network’s software for the franchise renewal, the lawmakers tackled the alleged violations of the community along with resource speakers from involved authorities agencies.
Garcia connected to his write-up the points of the 40-webpage report of the Technological Operating Group that suggested for the denial of the franchise renewal.
On February 24, each the Bureau of Internal Income and the Securities and Trade Commission said that Stomach muscles-CBN experienced not fully commited any violations of the law and experienced been routinely submitting and shelling out its tax obligations.
The congressman also chided Stomach muscles-CBN for allegedly utilizing its staff, who are struggling with the grim possibility of unemployment, regardless of the network’s alleged abuse to its workers by not regularizing them.
“I simply cannot stand having Abs-CBN resume its functions although they are all feeding us lies,” Garcia explained.
In just one of the hearings performed by the Household Committee on Legislative Franchises with the Committee on Good Authorities and Community Accountability, Labor Undersecretary Ana Dione reported the Office of Labor and Employment (DOLE) dropped Stomach muscles-CBN as a respondent to the challenges lifted versus it about some violations that the agency found throughout an inspection executed on the media big from July to September 2018.
Just after that inspection, there was a series of required conferences conducted to give Abdominal muscles-CBN a venue to submit proof of compliance or post employment documents to disprove the alleged violations, the Inquirer documented.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, having said that, claimed “correcting the violations fully commited by Stomach muscles CBN right after inspection did not make it a compliant business.” Bello additional that the community has some 67 pending situations ahead of the Nationwide Labor Relations Fee and other courts.
The denial of Abs-CBN’s franchise renewal drew a general public outcry labeling the transfer as a blow against push independence.
Despite Malcañang’s pronouncements that it will stay neutral on the Stomach muscles-CBN franchise problem considering the fact that it is a make a difference that is less than the Congress’ jurisdiction, critics see the denial of the franchise as an attack in opposition to a community crucial of the existing administration contemplating several former pronouncement of President Duterte that he will see to it that Ab muscles-CBN will be “out.”/dbs
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