MANILA, Philippines — “Another pillar of our fragile democracy has fallen.”
This was how former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV decried the death of ABS-CBN’s franchise application at the House of Representatives.
According to Trillanes, the denial of the House committee on legislative franchises on the media giant’s application for a fresh 25-year franchise is “a sad day for press freedom.”
“Now, if we really want to save our country, kailangan nating maging matapang, [we need to be brave]” the fierce Duterte administration critic added.
It is a sad day for press freedom. Another pillar of our fragile democracy has fallen.
Now, if we really want to save our country, kailangan nating maging matapang. #TindigPilipinas
— Sonny Trillanes IV (@TrillanesSonny) July 10, 2020
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