Brian Poe lauds mom Grace for inhibiting herself from ABS CBN franchise voting: True statesmanship!

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Senator Grace Poe's son, Brian, took pride of his mother's "true statesmanship" restraining herself from the ABS-CBN franchise hearing.

This statement from the younger Poe came after it was reported that the senator will no longer participate in the voting for the approval Kapamilya's franchise renewal.

“@sengracepoe exemplified true statesmanship by announcing she would inhibit herself from the committee proceedings for the ABS-CBN franchise,”  Brian Poe said in an Instagram post.

“She had done her part for the country by calling for a hearing where all sides were fairly represented and by joining her fellow legislators in expressing the sentiment of the senate regarding the continuation of the franchise,” he said.

Brian hopes that will of the people will prevail as the House formally hears the issue.

“Now the house will formally hear the issue. Whatever the outcome, may it be the will of the people that prevails 🇵🇭,” he said.

Senator Poe, who chairs the Senate Public Services Committee, started the probe in February while waiting for the House to act on pending bills filed before it.

Earlier, Poe also addressed the claims that she was being biased for her initiative in holding a hearing about the renewal issue.

"Number 1, I am the chairman of the Committee on Public Services. No.2, it’s no secret the business relationship of my family with ABS-CBN. No. 3, I am only one of 24 senators. Whatever I say, even if I am for it or against it, if the majority will not side with my opinion, it will not prevail," Poe said in an interview with ANC's Headstart on February 26.

Poe also stressed that they did not vet the resouce persons and allowed them to speak their mind during the Senate probe.

"Did I allow everyone to speak? I allowed Sen. Bato [Ronald Dela Rosa] to speak as long as he wanted and I knew from the start he was apprehensive about giving ABS-CBN its franchise."

"If you ask all of my colleagues, I keep repeating 'I'm going to have my hearings this time. I hope you can attend'. So, where's the bias there?" she said.

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