Ogie, Sunshine, JC nanguna sa petisyon ng 1M lagda sa ABS-CBN franchise
Nakikiisa na ang mga celebrities na pirmahan ang petisyon para huwag tuluyang maipasara ang ABS-CBN Network. Isang milyong pirma ang kinakailangan para sa franchise renewal ng network . Habang isinusulat ito ay umabot na sa 38,642 ang pumirma.
Ang petisyon ay ginawa ng National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) para manawagan sa Kongreso.
Saad ng statement ng NUJP sa kanilang petisyon, “The quo warranto petition the Office of the Solicitor General reportedly plans to file before the Supreme Court for the revocation of the network’s franchise is proof that this government, in a supremely undemocratic act, is out to silence a media outfit because of the animosity of one man, the president of the Republic.
“While we are dismayed at Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s brazen conflict of interest when he admitted having a personal beef with the network whose franchise the chamber he heads is supposed to deliberate on, we continue to hope that you, the elected representatives of the people, can rise above your leader’s petty vindictiveness and strike a blow in defense of freedom of the press and of expression.
“At the very least, if the president is really hell-bent on shutting down ABS-CBN, let him bear full responsibility by passing the bill renewing the network’s franchise and let him veto it if he dares to. Do not be accomplices in the rape of democracy.”
Nakiisa at sumuporta sa petisyon sina Ogie Alcasid, Sunshine Cruz, Ria Atayde, Ogie Diaz at JC De Vera.
Ani Sunshine, “Guys, This will only take a few minutes of your time. Please signed this petition. May God bless you all.”
Maging ang MOR DJ na si DJ Jaiho ay naiisa rin sa pagpirma at pagbahagi ng petisyon. Aniya, “1M Signature para sa maraming pamilya na nagsasakripisyo at tinutupad ang kani-kanilang pangarap sa buhay.” (Rona Ronda)