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Tito Sotto abstained from voting on Senate Resolution 395

Senate President Tito Sotto received bashing after he abstained from voting on the Senate Resolution 395 asking the National Telecommunications Commission to reconsider the cease and desist order against ABS-CBN.

abs-cbn signing off
📷: bilyonaryo.com

Here are the Senators who abstained from voting:

  • Vicente Sotto III
  • Panfilo Lacson
  • Francis Tolentino
  • Cynthia Villar
  • Imee Marcos
  • Ronald dela Rosa
  • Bong Go
  • Bong Revilla
  • Pia Cayetano

However, several netizens attacked the Senate President when a report from TV Patrol revealed that he abstained from voting from the Senate Resolution 395.

Tito Sotto
Photo lifted from Rappler

When the order from the NTC was issued and the Kapamilya network went off the air, Sotto shared this post: “ABS Franchise, bring it to the Senate, we will approve it!”.

tito sotto post
📷: @sotto_tito Twitter

The other 12 voted for the resolution asking the NTC to reconsider its cease and desist order against the TV giant that signed off on May 5.

Because of Sotto’s decision regarding the said resolution, several netizens bashed him. Here are some of the comments on Twitter.

Here are some of the comments against Tito Sotto.

tito sotto comments
📷: Twitter

Meanwhile, in a previous report, 13 Senators filed a bill to grant a provisional franchise to ABS-CBN on May 11 while the Congress is given the time to deliberate regarding this matter.

The franchise of the Kapamilya network expired on May 4 and a day after that, NTC issued the cease and desist order. Later that day, ABS-CBN complied but filed a petition to the Supreme Court against the order from NTC.

The petition has been raffled off to justice in charge on Monday, however, the result was not released by the SC.

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