Recommended by Nueva Ecija Rep. Micaela Violago in the Chamber to review and inform everyone, these broadcast companies continue to operate despite their franchise expired.
Violago made the announcement at the House committees hearing on legislative franchises and good government and public accountability on ABS-CBN’s franchise issue.
In his manifesto, Violago said that more than 15 broadcasting companies are still in business even after their franchise expires.
“As our Vice Chair Mike Defensor has often said, our process should be fair, I ask the NTC (National Telecommunications Commission) to take proper action on this matter,” Violago said.
“Bakit hanggang ngayon merong mga broadcasting companies na continuous ang paglabas nila kahit expired na ang kanilang franchises? They might also be violating labor law o tax evasion law,” said Violago.
Violago urged his fellow congressmen to look into these companies to be fair to ABS-CBN and the public.
“Sana ay makita din natin ito para maging patas ito sa paningin ng ating sambayanang Pilipino nang wala tayong kinikilingan na anumang broadcasting company. Para makita rin natin kung ito ba talaga ay kalakaran na sa industriya ng broadcasting,” said Violago.
House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability Chairman Jonathan Sy-Alvarado said Violago was free to file a House resolution to investigate the issue.