Carlo Katigbak stressed these points in his opening statement
ABS-CBN Chief Executive Officer Carlo Katigbak pointed out in his opening statement during the House hearing on network’s franchise that they are not doing the “nagpapaawa”.
He considers ABS-CBN as his family who suffered this past few weeks with the worry of losing their jobs. Katigbak denied that they are doing “nagpapaawa” on social media.
He said that they are pleading that the network will resume its operation. “Umaapela po kamo, ibalik niyo po and ABS-CBN para maprotektahan namin ang 11 thousand ko pong kapamilya at kanilang mga minamahal sa buhay,” the ABS-CBN chief said.
He also stressed the financial suffering that the network is going through every single day that it is not broadcasting. With this, he said that they might be forced to release a list soon if those who will be terminated.
Katigbak also called out to the Congress to realized that the future of these employees lies within its hands. He also reiterated that there is no reason why the Congress could not grant the network’s franchise.
“Sinabi po ng mga bumabatikos sa amin na ‘the law is the law’ and we agree ‘the law is the law’ and under the law, we are innocent until proven guilty,” he said.
The ABS-CBN executive also said that they admit they are not perfect but he reiterated “wala kaming nilabag na batas”. He added that they are ready to fix their shortcomings.
He also promised along with the network’s chairman Mark Lopez that they will continue to listen to the public even after the franchise is granted. Katigbak also brought up the issue that many people lost their way to get information amid the pandemic after they shut down. He also thanked all the Kapamilya supporters who have been there fighting with them.
This opening statement of Carlo Katigbak during the House hearing on Tuesday elicited various reactions and here are some of the comments.
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