Solons ask netizens: Stop criticisms vs committee members amid ABS-CBN hearing

  • Lawmakers have called a halt against online criticisms hurled at them amid the ABS-CBN committee hearing
  • Bulacan 1st district Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado asked both anti and supporters of ABS-CBN to refrain from criticizing the committee members
  • Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin Remulla said he would file a complaint at the NBI for the online bashings he received

Several lawmakers appealed to netizens to stop personal criticisms against them amid the ABS-CBN franchise committee hearing.

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The Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability panel chairman, Bulacan 1st district Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado asked netizens to stop bashing his colleagues as they decide on the fate of the media network.

“Panawagan ko po…Sana po ay huwag po natin direktang atakihin ang mga miyembro ng kumiteng ito, lalong lalo na sa social media at sa YouTube,” Sy-Alvarado was quoted by Manila Bulletin saying.

He said that the appeal goes for both anti and supporters of ABS-CBN. Sy-Alvarado said that all members of the committee have their own personal beliefs on the issues but the important thing is that they all want to know the truth.

“Parehas naman po na pro or anti ay gusto lamang pong magpalabas ng katotohanan,” he said.

“Alam po natin na ang bawat isa na miyembro ng kumite na ito ay mayroon talagang personal na patungkol sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBN. Maaaring ang ilan ay laban sa prangkisa ng ABS, mayroon naman pong kampi sa prangkisa ng ABS,” Sy-Alvarado added.

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Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin Remulla also echoed the sentiments as he admitted becoming a target of organized attacks. He said he would file a complaint at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) over the issue.

“I thought this wise because we are doing our job for this country, we are not doing this job for personal reason. This matter of scrutinizing a constitutional franchise, this franchise of ABS-CBN, is a constitutional duty. Ito ay aming tungkulin sa ilalim ng Saligang Batas na tingnan ang bagay na ito,” he said.