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Para kay Lingayen Dagupan Archibishop Socrates Villegas, masisi ba raw ang mga tao kung masira ang tiwala ng bayan sa kongreso dahil sa naging hakbang nito sa ABS-CBN franchise application.
“The President’s threats to close the station are a matter of public record. Now that the matter of the franchise has been dealt a final blow by the Lower House, can our people be blamed for the perception that congress, supposedly a fiercely independent body of the people’s representative, has bent over in subservience to the President,” sabi ni Villegas.
Narito na po ang pahayag ng Malacanang sa ginawang botohan sa kongreso.
“On the House resolution on ABS-CBN Corporation
The decision of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises denying the franchise application of ABS-CBN Corporation is a sole prerogative of Congress that we in the Executive recognize.
The Palace has maintained a neutral stance on the issue as it respects the separation of powers between the two co-equal branches government.
Much as we want to work with the aforesaid media network, we have to abide by the resolution of the House committee.” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.