Former actress and Batangas 6th district Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto said she was surprised to learn about the 70-11 vote result that effectively shut down ABS-CBN’s hope for a new franchise. House legislative franchises committee decided not to grant ABS-CBN’s appeal to continue its operation.
In an interview with ABS-CBN’s TeleRadyo. Santos admitted that she was shocked by the voting result.
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“Alam niyo sa totoo lang, pareho ninyo, ako’y nagulat. Kasi initially, maski sa mga pagdinig, alam ko kahit paano, maraming sumusuporta sa bill na ito na inilalaban namin.” said Santos.
“Biglang, bakit kami kumonti ng ganito na lang? Very significant naman na bigla na lang kami naging 11. May mga ganyang palakad na kung minsan ay hindi natin basta matatanong makikuwestiyon. Maski ako, hanggang ngayon, hindi ko ma-absorb, nahihirapan ako,” added Santos.
Santos was one of the 11 who voted for the granting of franchise to ABS-CBN.
We thank those who voted or expressed support for #ABSCBNfranchise application.
Some on this list are not members of the House committee on legislative franchises, & therefore cannot vote. We thank them just the same for expressing their support.
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) July 11, 2020
(Photo source: Facebook – @Vilma Santos Recto)