Para kay Senadora Grace Poe, ginagamit umano ng ilan sa gobyerno ang batas para isulong ang kanilang plano laban sa ABS-CBN.
Hindi daw niya masisi ang ilang Pilipino kung maalala ng mga ito ang martial law sa pagpapasara ng ABS-CBN. Ang pagkakaiba daw ngayon kumpara sa panahon ng dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos ay hindi ginamit ang militar.
“In this case, they’re not using the military for the takeover, but they the law, and they’re hiding behind the law to push for their selfish and suspicious intentions… Yes, there’s an order for a closure—not exactly the same as it was in 1972—but still it will be a closure,” boladas ng Senadora.
“When you threaten one media outlet or one media outlet is in jeopardy, this also sends out a signal to others that we better be watching our back, we’d better be careful. Somehow that poses a threat for others who would like to cover the news fairly,” dagdag pa ng Senadora.
Nagpahapyaw din ang senadora sa naging hakbang ni Solicitor General Jose Calida.
“I don’t think National Telecommunicatin Commission (NTC) should be afraid. I think that the reason why they feel really threatened now is because of the threat of graft but if you believe you’re doing the right thing, I think your case will hold up in court and especially you have senators behind you… It confuses us why now is the NTC having this position. Either they were duplicitious or deceitful in the hearing or they were pressured by the letter of SolGen [Jose] Calida,” banat pa ni Poe.
Itinanggi naman ng NTC na ang babala ni Calida ang naka-apekto sa kanilang desisyon na maglabas ng cease and desist order laban sa ABS-CBN.
Dinepensahan din ni Calida ang NTC sa ilang kritisismo.
“Why blame NTC when they are only following the law. Without a valid and subsisting franchise from Congress, the NTC cannot allow any broadcasting entity from operating in the country,” ani SolGen Calida.
Source: GMA News