Robredo slams solons who denied ABS-CBN franchise bid

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MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday criticized lawmakers who voted against granting ABS-CBN a fresh 25-year franchise, saying the network’s closure has affected people in far-flung areas who rely on it for news and entertainment.

“Papaano na kaya ngayon na wala nang makakarating sa kanila? Hindi man lang ito naisip noong mga bumoto laban doon sa pag-eextend ng prangkisa. Parang kung galit sila sa may-ari, hindi nila naisip iyong mga tao na nasa malalayong lugar, na ito lang iyong source, parang ito lang iyong koneksyon nila to the outside world,” Robredo said over her radio show at DZXL RMN after over 12 regional TV Patrol programs aired their final newscasts…

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