35 Luzon congressmen vote against ABS-CBN franchise renewal

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A total of 70 members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines voted against ABS-CBN Corporation’s application for a 25-year license. Among them, 35 are from Luzon.

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On July 10, 2020, a total of 85 panel members were present to cast their votes whether or not to allow ABS-CBN to renew its franchise. Out of the 85 panel members, 46 were regular members while 36 were ex-officio members who either were physically present or attended virtually via the Zoom app.

Chaired by Palawan representative Franz Alvarez, the Philippines’ House Committee on Legislative Franchises needed 43 votes to get the majority to deny the franchise application ABS-CBN to construct, install, establish, operate and maintain radio and broadcasting stations in the Philippines. Here are the 35 Luzon congressmen who voted against the television network’s franchise renewal:

  1. Batangas 2nd District’s Raneo Abu
  2. Batangas 3rd District’s Maria Theresa Collantes
  3. Bulacan 1st District’s Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado
  4. Calamba’s Joaquin Chipeco, Jr.
  5. Cagayan 2nd District’s Samantha Louise Vargas-Alfonso
  6. Caloocan 1st District’s Dale Malapitan
  7. Camarines Sur 2nd District’s Luis Villafuerte Jr. 
  8. Camarines Sur 3rd District’s Gabriel Bordado, Jr.
  9. Cavite 2nd District’s Strike Revilla
  10. Cavite 4th District’s Elpidio Barzaga Jr.
  11. Cavite 6th District’s Luis Ferrer IV
  12. Cavite 7th District’s Jesus Crispin Remulla
  13. Cavite 8th District’s Abraham Tolentino
  14. Ilocos Norte 1st District’s Ria Christina Fariñas
  15. Ilocos Sur 1st District’s Deogracias Victor Savellano
  16. Isabela 1st District’s Antonio Albano
  17. Isabela 3rd District’s Ian Paul Dy
  18. Isabella 4th District’s Alyssa Sheena Tan
  19. Isabela 5th District’s Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III
  20. Isabela 6th District’s Faustino Michael Dy V
  21. Las Piñas City’s Camille Villar
  22. Manila 2nd District’s Rolando Valeriano
  23. Manila 3rd District’s John Marvin Nieto
  24. Marikina City 1st District’s Bayani Fernando
  25. Palawan 2nd District’s Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar
  26. Palawan 3rd District’s Gil Acosta
  27. Pampanga 2nd District’s Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo
  28. Pampanga 4th District’s Juan Pablo Bondoc
  29. Pasay City’s Antonio Calixto (Josephine Veronique Lacson-Noel)
  30. Quezon City 1st District’s Anthony Peter Crisologo
  31. Quezon City 2nd District’s Precious H. Castelo
  32. Rizal 2nd District Juan Fidel Felipe F. Nograles (Ferdinand Hernandez)
  33. Romblon’s Eleandro Jesus Madrona
  34. Valenzuela 1st District’s Weslie Gatchalian
  35. Valenzuela 2nd District’s Eric Martinez

Check the complete list on Conan Daily.

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