A certain Vincent Torre has accused the giant TV network of using their 11,000+ employees who will lose their jobs as a human shield.
In a Facebook post that has gone viral since he published it, Torre remarked that by having a human shield, it afforded the giant TV network the luxury to continue putting up a hardline stance against the government. “Labing-isang libong talents, workers, employees etc. ang mawawalan umano ng trabaho kapag tuluyang nagsara ang higanteng TV station na ABS CBN. Sila ang maituturing na “HUMAN SHIELD” upang patuloy na ‘magmatigas’ ang nasabing istasyon.“
Torre noted how the network owners remain adamant, without showing signs of worry because they have friends who are powerful politicians, in the showbiz circles and groups who are demanding that their request for franchise renewal is granted. “Mapapansin na tila walang bakas ng kapakumbabaan ang kinauukulan dahil nga may mga kilalang tao – artista, politiko at mga grupo na mga nananawagan upang mapagbigyan ang hinihinging Franchise renewal.“
Torre remarked that the Quo Warranto petition filed before the Supreme Court by the SolGen did not cover what the noisy supporters of ABS-CBN – like democracy, press freedom at calls for standing up against abuses allegedly of power. “Bagama’t hindi nakapaloob sa isinumiteng Quo Warranto ni Sol Gen Jose Calida, ang kanilang ipinaglalaban – demokrasya, press freedom at panawagan laban sa pagabuso umano sa kapangyarihan!“
An obviously exasperated Torre could only shake his head why the concerned party (network owner) fails to understand that this isn’t about press freedom and democracy but compliance of the TV network to our Constitution? If there was a violation, is it not right that violator must be punished? These are just one of the many questions from Torre that begs answer from the network. “Bakit ba hindi matanggap ng kinauukulan na ang nangyayari ay hindi tungkol sa usapin ng PRESS FREEDOM at DEMOKRASYA kundi sa COMPLIANCE ng nasabing istasyon sa ating Saligang Batas? Kung may paglabag, hindi ba dapat lamang na may managot? Masama bang papanagutin ang mga mapagsamantalang negosyante sa kanilang ginagawa sa sambayanang Pilipino? Paano pala kung may bahid ng pagiging “dilaw” ang naupong pinuno? Hindi ba’t magpapatuloy ang panloloko? At ngayon meron nang lumalaban para sa bayan, hindi ba marapat lamang na atin itong suportahan?“
As of this writing, Vincent Torre’s FB post has gathered 3,800+ reactions, 5,000+ shares and 2,000+ comments.
Source: Vincent Torre