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‘Laban ‘to ng mga Pilipino,’ says Kapuso star Glaiza de Castro as ABS-CBN fights for franchise renewal

/ 11:59 AM July 07, 2020
Glaiza De Castro

Glaiza De Castro (Image: Instagram/@glaizaredux)

As ABS-CBN continues to fight for the chance to have its franchise renewed by Congress, GMA star Glaiza de Castro appeared to weigh in on the issue.

“Hindi na ito labanan ng istasyon, laban [‘to] ng mga Pilipino,” the actress and singer tweeted yesterday, July 6. “Lahat tayo apektado. Dasal, kapit, akap.”

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(This is not a battle of a station, this is a fight of the Filipinos. We are all affected. Prayers, hold on, embrace.)

Her statement comes after ABS-CBN heads faced questions from Congress members yesterday during the 12th hearing on the franchise renewal. The 13th hearing will be held tomorrow, July 8.

One of the agenda in yesterday’s hearing was ABS-CBN’s alleged “political bias,” particularly its failure to air campaign ads of certain candidates, such as President Rodrigo Duterte, in 2016.

The network’s CEO and president, Carlo Katigbak, explained that ads air under a “first come first served” system and that unaired ads occurred for candidates in different political parties.

The hearings have been ongoing since the media giant was forced to shut down after its franchise expired on May 4. In the past, networks have been allowed to continue operations while waiting for a franchise renewal.  /ra

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