- In an online forum, several lawmakers urged for additional fine and sanctions against ABS-CBN Network
- Some executives of the House pointed out the alleged tax avoidance by the Kapamilya network through its “dummy” company
- Aside from that, they suggested ejecting the network from its headquarters because the land does not rightfully belong to the Lopez family
- Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta claimed that the land title of ABS-CBN was made from Recto
Some members of the House want to sanction the ABS-CBN Network after its franchise renewal got denied a few weeks ago.
KAMI learned that pro-administration lawmakers want to add more fines against the Kapamilya network.
In a report by Inquirer (authored by DJ Yap), Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta, Deputy Majority Leader Jesus Crispin Remulla, and Anakalusugan Rep. Michael Defensor pointed out in an online forum last Friday the additional alleged violations of ABS-CBN.
Some of the issues raised were the alleged anomalies in its block-time arrangement with its “dummy”, Amcara Broadcasting, and its tax avoidance via “tax shield” Big Dipper Digital Content and Design Inc.
Marcoleta said that ABS-CBN should pay P1.97 trillion fine for using unauthorized digital broadcast that was originally assigned to Amcara. He noted that the figure was based on the set-top boxes “illegally” sold by ABS-CBN. It would be P200 fine per day, multiplied to over five years.
Aside from that, he also suggested ejecting ABS-CBN from its headquarters on Mother Ignacia St. in Quezon City. He claimed that the 44,000-square-meter lot does not belong to the Lopez family because they failed to present the original land title.
“The conclusion here is it was made in Recto,” he said.
ABS-CBN Network is one of the biggest media companies in the Philippines. It produced many award-winning shows and actors throughout the years.
Earlier, the House officially rejected the franchise renewal application of ABS-CBN. About 70 lawmakers voted “yes” to deny the franchise.
Recently, the ABS-CBN released an official statement regarding its employees who will be affected by the retrenchment.
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