Sa Lunes, Mayo 18, 2020, ay magsusumite si Atty Larry Gadon ng sulat sa Senado, upang hikayatin ang mga Senador na mag inhibit sa pagdinig at sa pagboto sa Prangkisa ng Abs Cbn. Ito ang nilalaman ng kanyang sulat :
Republic of the Philippines
Senate Building , Pasay City
For : Hon. Vicente C. Sotto, III
Re: INHIBITION FROM DELIBERATIONS and VOTING on ABS CBN Franchise Bill
Date: May 18, 2020
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Ako po ay lubos na gumagalang na nagbibigay ng mungkahi na naglalayon ng pag inhibit ng mga sumusunod na Senador na makilahok sa mga debate at botohan sa pagbibigay ng Prangkisa sa Abs CBN Corporation o sa ABS CBN BROADCASTING CORPORATION o ano mang kumpanya na may kinalaman at koneksyon sa ABS CBN. Ang mga Senador na ito ay may alegasyon na hayagang alam ng publiko na nakikinabang pati asawa o kapamilya sa ABS CBN bilang stockholder , talent , producer o iba pang interes, sa ABS CBN Channel 2 , TV Plus , Skycable , Radio at iba pang media na pag aari ng ABS CBN .
1. Senator Pangilinan – Spouse is stockholder , Talent of ABS CBN with many years of broadcast , movies are shown earning fees and royalties
2. Senator Cayetano – The law office Cayetano Sebastian , is one of the law offices retained by ABS CBN , the law office where the late Rene Cayetano was founder and partner and Senators Allan Peter and Pia are also either partners or associates , Sebastian is husband of Pia Cayetano . The late former Senator Rene Cayetano had a long running television and radio show COMPANERO in ABS CBN
3. Senator Paquiao – Receives fees and royalties from boxing fights , had a tv show in ABS CBN
4. Senator Lapid – Stockholder , Talent with latest show Probinsyano where he received talent fees and royalties
5. Senator Poe – Producer of tv show at ABS CBN , mother Susan talent and appears on several shows, Movies of adoptive father are shown over ABS CBN with royalties received
6. Senator Revilla- Talent , movies are shown in ABS CBN , receives royalties
7. Senator Angara – Wife works as top executive in ABS CBN
8. Senator Recto – Wife then actress Vilma Santos had tv shows in ABS CBN , son Lucky Manzano has current tv show
9. Senator Sotto – TV show Eat Bulaga in Channel 2 , where he received fees and royalties, Sharon the niece is stockholder and Talent , brother Vic Sotto is talent with movies shown in ABS CBN
The pecuniary interest or benefits of all of the above, in ABS CBN TV, Radio, Cable, TV Plus, Pay Per view are of undeniable public knowledge and need not be proven any further. It is not only for possible criminal and administrative prosecution for graft that should motivate them from inhibiting but for the time honored principle of DELICADEZA that they should heed this humble request and suggestion.
Sa Katotohanan , lahat ng lumagda sa Resolution “expressing the sentiment of the Senate” ay nararapat rin na mag inhibit sa debate at botohan sapagkat meron na sila agad pagkiling o pre-judgement pabor sa ABS CBN sa kabila ng pag expire ng prangkisa nito at sa mga alegasyon ng mga violations nito na may sapat na katibayan na sa kasalukuyang nasa petition sa Supreme Court at nasa mga reklamo at resolution ng pag iimbistiga sa House of Representatives.
Very Respectfully Yours,
ATTY. LORENZO G. GADON