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Solicitor General Jose Calida fires back at Coco Martin during ABS-CBN franchise renewal hearing

Solicitor General Jose Calida hits back at Coco Martin after the latter expressed his feelings towards the ABS-CBN shutdown.

Calida attended the joint committee hearing at the House of Representatives on Monday.

Calida said that Martin seems to be calling for a “fight” and called the actor’s statement as “tantrums.”



“It appears that he feels he can solve the problems the same way as he solves them on screen, with macho bluster and bravado,”


“If I had not been the Solicitor General, I would have called his bluff and make him eat his words,” 

Calida claims that ABSCBN stars used their social media accounts to speak out against the government.



To recall, Coco together with other artists aired their reactions towards their home network’s shut down.

The Ang Probinsyano actor slammed the National Telecommunications Commission.

He also criticized Calida for his alleged participation in what had happened regarding the franchise renewal.




Coco fumed at Calida for having a hand on the ABS-CBN shutdown.

“Hindi man ako kasing talino ng iba, alam ko at malinaw sa akin na mali at kawalang katarungan ang tanggalan ng hanapbuhay ang ilang libong empleyado,”

“Maraming maraming salamat Solicitor General Joe Calida at sa bumubuo ng National Telecommunications Commission sa kontribusyon niyo sa ating bayan!  

Tinatarantad0 ninyo ang mga Pilipino!” 



Days after, Coco apologized to the solicitor general for his remarks.

“Pasensya na po kayo kung may nasabi po kami na galit sa aming dibdib at sana maunawaan niyo din po ‘yon!”

Meanwhile, Coco Martin has become silent regarding the said issue after his multiple rant to tirades the government.

He even pleased to the people to follow the EQC guildlines a couple of weeks ago.



And it seems like it’s too late for that after Joe Calida aired his statement yesterday.


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