The new senator is opposed to shutting down ABS-CBN.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Solicitor General Jose Calida released a cease-and-desist order against ABS-CBN on May 5, 2020.
Members of the House of Representatives, namely the Committee on Legislative Franchises, voted 70–11 on July 10, 2020, to refuse ABS- CBN’s franchise application, stating many concerns with the network’s franchise.
Many ABS-CBN personnel were laid off as a result of the Kapamilya Network’s closure. Some employees choose to transfer to other networks.
However, the new senator is not in favor of shutting down the network.
Tulfo is regarded as being among the best and most popular broadcast journalists. In his program “Wanted sa Radyo,” he is known as “Hari ng public service.”
He’s also well-known on the video-sharing website YouTube, where his channel, “Raffy Tulfo in Action,” has over 22 million subscribers.
He came in third in the senate elections.
Tulfo stated in an interview that the network would not have been shut down since thousands of employees were involved.
According to him, the Kapamilya Network should simply pay its debts to the government, if any exist.
“Kung mayroon mang utang ang ABS-CBN sana inobliga na lang ‘yung ABS-CBN na bayaran ‘yung utang na ‘yon rather than ipasara totally. Kasi maraming naapektuhang empleyado, libo-libo ang nawalan ng trabaho,” he stated.
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