Isinuhestiyon ni Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor sa ABS-CBN Corporation na gamitin ang hindi umano binayarang buwis para matulungan ang 11,000 na empleyado nitong nawalan ng trabaho matapos ma-deny ang kanilang prangkisa.
“The taxes that were evaded, P3.2 billion, are just taxes, not even earnings. It was enjoyed by the company for so many years. Now I think it’s time to return it to the employees,” giit ni Defensor sa panayam sa ANC.
“If you really feel for the employees, you know there is so much money there. There are earnings where you can get from to help the employees while we’re trying to resolve everything, and not just to retrench them and take them out of the company,” dagdag niya.
Aniya, mahirap ang naging desisyon nila sa Kamara tungkol sa kapalaran ng ABS-CBN dahil sa mga empleyado pero hindi naman aniya nila maaaring palagpasin ang umano’y mga violation ng network.
“Do we now say no because there are 11,000 workers and we should approve the application for franchise even if we know that there are 30,000 investors in contradiction of the Constitution?” sambit niya.