Vilma Santos Airs Side Over ABS-CBN Franchise Renewal Issues

Actress turned politician Vilma Santos on ABS-CBN issues.

VILMA SANTOS – Veteran actress turned Batangas 6th District Rep. Vilma Santos breaks silence over the franchise renewal issues of ABS-CBN.

Citing her sponsorship remarks for House Bill 4305, the country’s “Star For All Season” turned politician Vilma Santos defended her former network and stressed the significant contributions of the media company for the Philippines and its people.

In behalf of her colleagues, she spoke about the non-renewal of ABS-CBN that has affected many people which is why it deserves a renewal. She made an appeal to her fellow lawmakers from the Committee on Legislative Franchises to have a broader understanding regarding this matter.

She hoped for fairness and justice as she added, “Narinig natin ang pahayag ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno na walang nilabag nam batas o regulasyon ang ABS-CBN.”

The actress politician also highlighted what the network’s CEO and President Cqrlo Katigbak has promised and that is to strive harder to become a better company. Santos also reiterated for them to recall what the network has brought and done to the people in terms of being informed through their news, entertainment, educational shows, and their charity works.

Meanwhile, just recently, the Batangas representative was criticized after signing the Anti-Terror Bill which was passed into law. This shows that she’s in favor of this. She reasoned that she might be in favor but it comes with limitations and reservations.

Santos is one of the most celebrated actresses of the show business industry. It was in 2016 when got elected as the Representative for the Lone District of Lipa, served as Governor of Batangas for three consecutive terms, and mayor of Lipa for also three consecutive terms.


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