A netizen responded to two artists of ABS-CBN, Angeline Quinto, and Enchong Dee after they defended their television network from the accusations being thrown against them.
Noel Landero Sarifa made two separate posts as a response to Dee and Quinto who are both talents of ABS-CBN.
On his Facebook post addressed to Dee, Sarifa asked if the artist of ABS-CBN is now practicing as a lawyer because they seem to be in the front line in their company’s legal battle.
“Legal Issues ang kinakaharap ng ABS-CBN. Abogado na ba ang mga artist ng ABS-CBN ngaun? Bakit kayo ang haharap ng legal issues ng inyong kumpanya?” Sarifa said.
“Ano kinalaman ng demokrasya? Baka human rights? Nabusalan na ba ang mga bibig nyo para di makapagsalita? Sinugod na ba ng mga militar ang ABS-CBN? Nakalock down na ba ang premise? Meron bang dahas at sapilitang pagsasarang nangyayari?” he added.
He then proceeded in explaining the meaning of democracy to the artist.
“Mali ata pagkaintindi mo sa word na democracy, The definition of democracy is a form of government in which the common people hold political power and can rule either directly or through elected representatives in other words “ruled by the people”. Wala namang democracy sa loob ng ABS-CBN, ang mga tao ba ng ABS-CBN ang nag-appoint ng management nyo, ang nasusunod sa loob ng kumpanya?” he said.
“Anong pinaglalaban mo kung hindi naman democratic yong governance ng company mo? For your information the type of governance mayroon ang ABS-CBN is Oligarchy, a type of institution governed by small group of people,” he added.
He then insisted that the one that is weakening the democracy in the country is the companies that are trying to “influence the public to vote for the candidate they favor”.
Source: Noel Landero Sarifa
On another Facebook post addressed to Quinto, Sarifa explained that the government is not rushing to close down ABS-CBN and everyone is talking about it because its franchise expiration date is already near.
He also pointed out that the government filed a quo warranto petition against ABS-CBN to tackle the alleged illegal practices committed by the broadcasting company.
To assure that the government is also doing their job to solve the other problems of the country, Sarifa listed the actions made by the Duterte administration since 2016.
“Halos lahat po ng problema ng bansa, tinutugunan na po ng Gobyerno. Kung atat ang Pangulo na ipasara ang ABS-CBN dapat hindi na sya nag-antay ng expiration ng franchise. Kaya lang sumusunod sa maayos na proseso ang ating Gobyerno. Hindi pa naman nakalockdown ang ABS-CBN di ba? Hayaan nating dumaan sa tamang proseso ang mga bagay bagay. Ang pagtalakay sa ABS-CBN Franchise is just and timely. Hindi po pwersahan,” Sarifa told Quinto on his post.
Source: Noel Landero Sarifa
The two artists defended ABS-CBN days after Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition against the broadcasting company.
Quinto and Dee are included in the list of artists who expressed their support to ABS-CBN via social media.
“Very few listen and even fewer are brave enough to stand their ground because of their “reputation”… now that ABS-CBN (my home for almost 15 years) is being wrongly accused of so many things… I am angry. I am sad. I am bothered.” Dee said in his post.
— Enchong Dee (@enchongdee777) February 12, 2020
“Bakit po atat na atat kayo na mapasara ang estasyon na ito? Pero ang mga problema ng Pilipinas deadma kayo?” Quinto tweeted.
Bakit po atat na atat kayo na mapasara ang estasyon na ito? Pero ang mga problema ng Pilipinas deadma kayo?
— Angeline Quinto (@LoveAQuinto) February 10, 2020
The franchise of ABS-CBN is set to expire in March 2020, however, several lawmakers said that the company can still operate as they’re still in the process of reviewing its permit.