Seven senators urged to inhibit from all deliberations over ABS-CBN franchise

Seven senators urged to inhibit from all deliberations over ABS-CBN franchise

ON Saturday, lawyer Larry Gadon calls out seven senators to inhibit from all deliberations and voting on the ABS- CBN franchise bill.


The statement came after the House of Representatives recently railroaded the passage of House Bill 6732 who passed to 2nd reading like a walk in the park the same day it was filed.


Gadon cited that the said senators have connections to the media giant that may cause special treatment in deliberating the ABS- CBN franchise bill once it reaches the Senate.


These include Senator Francis Pangilinan whose spouse mega star Sharon Cuneta is a stockholder and a talent of ABS- CBN.


“Senator Pangilinan – spouse is stockholder, a talent of ABS-CBN with many years of broadcast, movies are shown earning fees and royalties,” said Gadon.


Senator Pia Cayetano whose law office is connected to the ABS- CBN and her father, the late Senator Rene Cayetano had a long-running TV and radio show in ABS- CBN.


“Senator Cayetano – the law office Cayetano Sebastian, one of the law offices retained by ABS CBN, the law office where the late Rene Cayetano was founder and partner and senators  Allan Peter and Pia are also either partners or associates, Sebastian is the husband of Pia Cayetano. The late former Senator Rene Cayetano had a long-running television and radio show Compañero in ABS-CBN,” he said.


Senator Manny Pacquiao whose boxing fights are aired in ABS- CBN:


“Senator Pacquaio – receives fees and royalties from boxing fights, had a TV show in ABS-CBN,” Gadon said.


Senator Lito Lapid who played a role in one of ABS- CBN’s prime time TV series.


“Senator Lapid – stockholder, talent with latest show Probinsyano where he received talent fees and royalties,” Gadon said.


Senator Grace Poe whose parents are movie stars of ABS- CBN.


“Senator Poe – producer of TV show at ABS-CBN, Mother Susan talent and appears on several shows, movies of the adoptive father are shown over ABS-CBN with royalties received,” said Gadon.


Senator Bong Revilla, according to Gadon is a movie and a talent show for ABS- CBN.


“Senator Revilla- talent, movies are shown in ABS-CBN, receives royalties,” Gadon said.


And Senate President Tito Sotto who has relatives with ties to ABS- CBN.


“Senator Sotto – TV show Eat Bulaga where he received fees and royalties, Sharon the niece is stockholder and talent, brother Vic Sotto is a talent with movies shown in ABS-CBN,” Gadon said.


Gadon also added senators Sonny Angara and Ralph Recto on the list whose spouses are currently working for ABS- CBN.


This Monday, the lawyer says he will submit his letter to the Senate to formalize his appeal.


It can be remembered that Gadon has appeared multiple times in SMNI News, condemning House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s move of railroading the ABS- CBN franchise bills.


His interviews over SMNI News have reached millions of views worldwide and have reached the support of hundreds of thousands of netizens.


Recently, SMNI broadcaster Mike Abe has also called the attention of Cayetano questioning the latter’s ala special treatment to the defunct network.



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