Dahil 'A-Bias-CBN' Cayetano hits media giant for alleged meddling in 2010,2016 presidential elections

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House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano hits the challenged media giant ABS CBN for bias during the 2010 and 2016 presidential elections in favor of certain candidates.

Cayeteno said the Lopez family and the network’s executive should address this ‘bias’ issue as it can affect the status of ABS CBN’s pending franchise renewal.

“Noong 2010 at 2016 election, yung pakikialam sa eleksyon malaking isyu yun,” Cayetano said during a public event in Paranaque

“Walang doubt na institusyon ang ABS-CBN, walang doubt na napakalaking naitulong sa ating bansa, pero wala ring doubt na may mga issues. Kaya nga sinabing ‘A-Bias-CBN’,” he added.

Cayetano also countered that ABS CBN was allegedly bias in the last two elections despite the existing law.

“Meron tayong Fair Election Act, may batas tayo na ang media hindi pwedeng hindi patas kapag eleksyon,” he said

In another report by Politiko, Cayetano also said that alleged bad labor practices committed by the network giant is another factor that might affect the franchise renewal.

“Yung mga contractual. ‘Yung mga tinanggal. ‘Yun mga ‘pag lumipat ng ibang channel, hindi tatanggapin pabalik. ‘Yung mga iba na 15 months, 6 months, 9 months, hindi binigyan ng trabaho,” said Cayetano.

ABS CBN has also been accused of multiple violations of the Labor Code particularly over issues of alleged “union busting” as well as contractualization, that resulted to mass layoff of its ground personnel in the past.

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