Gustong panagutin ni opposition senator Franklin Drilon ang mga opisyales ng National Telecommunicaiton COmmission (NTC) dahil sa naging desisyon nito na maglabas ng cease and desist order laban sa pag-e-ere ng Kapamilya network.
“The Commissioners should be fired for incompetence… (NTC’s decision to shut down ABS-CBN caused) damage to society by depriving people of a major source of information on the pandemic and causing the loss of jobs of 11,000 workers of ABS-CBN,” sabi ni Senator Drilon.
Nagpakitang din daw na walang kakayahan ang mga opisyales ng nasabing ahensiya na gampanan ang kanilang tungkulin.
“The commissioners also displayed ignorance of the law when they disregarded precedents and the opinion of the DOJ (Department of Justice)… After they reneged on their commitment to Congress, there is a total loss of confidence in their ability to discharge their duties according to law,” dagdag pa ni Drilon.
Kung si Senator Drilon ay gustong ipasibak ang mga opisyales ng NTC, si , House Minority Leader and Manila Rep. Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. naman ay gustong buwagin na ang NTC.
“Its failure all these years to involve sanctions against the companies poorly serving the people’s telecommunications needs is a perfect reason to abolish it already… The latest act of the NTC in issuing a cease and desist order against broadcast company ABS-CBN is a slap in the face of Congress and an outright act of defiance,” ani Cong. Abante.
Magugunita na ilang araw bago ang nakatakdang pagkapaso ng prangkisa ng ABS-CBN ay nagbabala si Solicitor General Jose Calida sa opisyal ng NTC na kung bibigyan ng mga ito ang Kapamilya Network ng provisional permit to operate kahit na naka-pending ang prangkisa ay mahaharap ang mga ito sa asunto.
“The NTC commissioners risk subjecting themselves to prosecution under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act should they issue the unlawful PAs (provisional authorities) to ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Convergence in the absence of franchise,” banat ni SolGen Calida.