Marcoleta has this statement on his political ad aired on the Kapamilya network
House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta reacted to the criticism that he received after his political was aired on ABS-CBN.
The criticism was rooted in the fact that the lawmaker was one of the representatives who voted against the renewal of the franchise of the Kapamilya network. He strongly expressed that the media company should settle the legal matters first.
However, many Kapamilya fans slammed him for airing his political ad on ABS-CBN after showing his stand on the franchise renewal issue. Marcoleta is running for Senator for the 2022 elections. Kapamilya fans said that apparently, the lawmaker is still aware of the reach of the network despite having no franchise.
Amid the criticism that he received, the congressman defended his political ad that was aired to the network that does not have its franchise right now, based on the report from Inquirer.
“I neither control nor supervise the works of our ad agency because they know their job well. I don’t decide on which networks to approach for the propagation of our political advocacies,” the lawmaker said.
Despite the bashing that he received on social media, especially from the supporters of ABS-CBN, he stressed that his decision against the franchise renewal was “not personal”. “The acceptance of the pol ad has nothing to do with its closure. First of all, it can reject our pol ad outright. It was its choice to make, to begin with,” Marcoleta stressed.
The SAGIP Party-list Representative filed his certificate of candidacy on October 8 under the ruling party PDP-Laban. It was announced back in August that he is one of the senatorial bets of the party of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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