‘Good riddance’ says Atty. Gadon on TV5/ABS-CBN ‘split’

‘Good riddance’ says Atty. Gadon on TV5/ABS-CBN ‘split’

September 3, 2022 @ 6:54 PM 4 weeks ago

JUST like the name of my column, hard-hitting Atty. Larry Gadon said it’s ‘good riddance’ that the TV5 has decided not to pursue to sell its stockholdings to its former rival network, ABS-CBN.

“What can’t be done directly, can’t be done indirectly,” said  Gadon over the two networks’ earlier attempt to ‘merge’ when TV5 moved to sell its 35percent equity interest to ABS-CBN, among others.

He said the TV5 might have eventually realized that its earlier agreement it forged with ABS-CBN might jeopardize the future of the company.

“The TV5 – ABS-CBN deal on the  sale of 35 percent stockholdings may cause the revocation of the franchise of TV5 or may cause the denial of its application for a renewal once its franchise expires.”

Moreover, he said the ABS-CBN is allegedly tainted with foreign funds and ‘therefore the whole equity of TV5 will also become tainted with foreign funds.”

“Such will also violate the requirement of the law on  100 percent Filipino ownership of a mass media organization,” said  Gadon, one of known personalities who campaigned actively during May 9 polls for presidential aspirant and now President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. during May 9 polls.

     Belmonte takes pride of QC jail

QUEZON City Mayor Joy Belmonte hailed the QC Male Dormitory (QCMD) under the leadership of its warden, J/Supt. Michelle Ng-Bonto following the recognition by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-National Capital Region (BJMP-NCR) as the best detention facility in the metropolis.

“Let me congratulate the entire QCMD personnel led by Supt. Bonto for such feat and rest assure that the city government will not cease from extending help and support so that they can further improve their system in attending to the needs of the detainees,” the mayor said.

Belmonte said the local government was also thankful for the special award it received from BJMP for continuously supporting the institution and providing aid for persons deprived of liberty throughout the years.

“With this award, the entire QCMD personnel will be more inspired to do their duty to protect the detainees and give them the best care while they are under detention,”  Bonto said.

 Bonto added that QCMD personnel are also involved in the formulation of various programs being active members of the city’s Peace and Order Council.