The House of Representatives of the Philippines has permanently shut down ABS-CBN Corp. On July 10, 2020, a total of 85 panel members were present to cast their votes whether or not to deny the media giant’s application for a 25-year license.
Out of the 85 panel members, 46 were regular members while 36 were ex-officio members. Some were physically present while the others 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 Corporation to construct, install, establish, operate and maintain radio and broadcasting stations in the Philippines. Here are the results:
Should ABS-CBN’s application for a new franchise be rejected?
1 lawmaker abstained from voting
- Ako Bicol Political Party (AKB) party-list’s Alfredo Garbin, Jr.
2 lawmakers voted to inhibit
- Nueva Ecija 2nd District’s Micaela Violago
- Quezon City 5th District’s Alfred Vargas
11 lawmakers voted NO:
- Batangas 4th District’s Lianda Bolilia
- Batangas 6th District’s Vilma Santos-Recto
- Camarines Sur 3rd District’s Gabriel Bordado Jr.
- Laguna 3rd District’s Sol Aragones
- Manila 4th District’s Edward Vera Perez Maceda
- Manila 6th District’s Bienvenido Abante Jr.
- Marikina 2nd District’s Stella Luz Quimbo
- Pangasinan 4th District’s Christopher “Toff” De Venecia
- Basilan’s Mujiv Hataman
- North Cotabato 3rd District’s Jose “Ping-Ping” Tejada
- Bayan Muna party-list’s Carlos Isagani Zarate
70 lawmakers voted YES:
- Batangas 2nd District’s Raneo Abu
- Batangas 3rd District’s Maria Theresa Collantes
- Bulacan 1st District’s Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado
- Calamba’s Joaquin Chipeco, Jr.
- Cagayan 2nd District’s Samantha Louise Vargas-Alfonso
- Caloocan 1st District’s Dale Malapitan
- Camarines Sur 2nd District’s Luis Villafuerte Jr.
- Camarines Sur 3rd District’s Gabriel Bordado, Jr.
- Cavite 2nd District’s Strike Revilla
- Cavite 4th District’s Elpidio Barzaga Jr.
- Cavite 6th District’s Luis Ferrer IV
- Cavite 7th District’s Jesus Crispin Remulla
- Cavite 8th District’s Abraham Tolentino
- Ilocos Norte 1st District’s Ria Christina Fariñas
- Ilocos Sur 1st District’s Deogracias Victor Savellano
- Isabela 1st District’s Antonio Albano
- Isabela 3rd District’s Ian Paul Dy
- Isabella 4th District’s Alyssa Sheena Tan
- Isabela 5th District’s Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III
- Isabela 6th District’s Faustino Michael Dy V
- Las Piñas City’s Camille Villar
- Manila 2nd District’s Rolando Valeriano
- Manila 3rd District’s John Marvin Nieto
- Marikina City 1st District’s Bayani Fernando
- Palawan 2nd District’s Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar
- Palawan 3rd District’s Gil Acosta
- Pampanga 2nd District’s Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo
- Pampanga 4th District’s Juan Pablo Bondoc
- Pasay City’s Antonio Calixto (Josephine Veronique Lacson-Noel)
- Quezon City 1st District’s Anthony Peter Crisologo
- Quezon City 2nd District’s Precious H. Castelo
- Rizal 2nd District Juan Fidel Felipe F. Nograles (Ferdinand Hernandez)
- Romblon’s Eleandro Jesus Madrona
- Valenzuela 1st District’s Weslie Gatchalian
- Valenzuela 2nd District’s Eric Martinez
- Cebu 1st District’s Eduardo Gullas
- Cebu 3rd District’s Pablo John Garcia
- Iloilo City’s Julienne Baronda
- Iloilo 1st District’s Janette Garin
- Leyte 1st District’s Ferdinand Martin Romualdez
- Negros Oriental 3rd District’s Arnolfo Teves, Jr.
- Samar 2nd District’s Sharee Ann Tan
- Southern Leyte’s Roger G. Mercado
- Camiguin’s Xavier Jesus Romualdo
- Cotabato 3rd District’s Jose Tejada
- Davao City 1st District’s Paolo “Pulong” Zimmerman Duterte
- Iligan’s Frederick Siao
- Maguindanao 2nd District’s Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu
- Misamis Occidental 2nd District’s Henry Oaminal
- Misamis Oriental 1st District’s Christian Unabia
- Surigao del Norte 1st District’s Francisco Jose Matugas II (Johnny Pimentel)
- Zamboanga del Sur 1st District’s Divina Grace Yu
- Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District’s Wilter Palma II
- Zamboanga Sibugay 2nd District’s Dulce Ann Hofer
- Abang Lingkod party-list’s Joseph Stephen Paduano
- Abono party-list’s Conrado III M. Estrella
- ANAKALUSUGAN party-list’s Michael “Mike” Tan Defensor (Roberto Puno)
- Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya-OWA, Mangunguma-Inc. (AAMBIS-OWA) party-list’s Sharon Garin
- Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) party-list Eric Go Yap
- Bagong Henerasyon (BH) party-list’s Bernadette Herrera-Dy
- Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Philippines (SENIOR CITIZENS) party-list’s Francisco Datol, Jr (Michael Romero)
- Dumper Philippines Taxi Drivers Association (DUMPER PTDA) party-list’s Claudine Diana Bautista
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers’ Association (LPGMA) party-list Allan Ty (Aurelio Gonzales Jr.)
- Marino party-list’s Sandro L. Gonzalez (Prospero Pichay Jr.)
- One Patriotic Coalition of Marginalized Nationals (1-Pacman) party-list’s Enrico Pineda
- Probinsyano Ako party-list’s Jose Singson Jr.
- SAGIP party-list’s Rodante Marcoleta
- Puwersa ng Bayang Atleta (PBA) party-list’s Jericho Jonas Nograles
- Tingog Sinirangan party-list’s Yedda Marie Romualdez
- Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP) party-list’s Raymond Democrito Mendoza