2014 R - 150 - DECLARING MR. TOMMY ABILLE PERSONAE NON GRATA NEWS ANCHOR OF “BIGWAS” AIRED AT TV22 OWNED AND OPERATED BY SUBIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SBC) REGARDING HIS UTTERANCE OF DISRESPECTFUL WORDS AGAINST AETAS
EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF OLONGAPO, HELD ON
OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT THE CITY HALL.
Hon. Benjamin G. Cajudo II- - City Councilor & Temporary Presiding Officer
Hon. Eyrma Yvette D. Marzan-Estrella - City Councilor
Hon. Aquilino Y. Cortez, Jr.- - “ “
Hon. Eduardo G. Guerrero- - “ “
Hon. Elena C. Dabu- - “ “
Hon. Noel Y. Atienza- - “ “
Hon. Alreuela M. Bundang-Ortiz - “ “
Hon. Edna A. Elane- - “ “
Hon. Emerito Linus D. Bacay- “ “
Hon. Randy C. Sionzon- - President, Liga ng mga Barangay
Hon. Egmidio M. Gonzales, Jr.- Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative
Hon. Rodel S. Cerezo - City Vice-Mayor
Hon. Eduardo J. Piano- - City Councilor
RESOLUTION NO. 150
(Series of 2014)
A RESOLUTION DECLARING MR. TOMMY ABILLE PERSONAE NON GRATA NEWS ANCHOR OF “BIGWAS” AIRED AT TV22 OWNED AND OPERATED BY SUBIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SBC) REGARDING HIS UTTERANCE OF DISRESPECTFUL WORDS AGAINST AETAS
WHEREAS, Mr. Tommy Abille is employed by the Subic Broadcasting Corporation as news broadcaster;
WHEREAS, as such, he was assigned to anchor a daily program entitled “Bigwas” which has been on air on a daily basis over DWGO and TV22;
WHEREAS, on August 14, 2014 Mr. Tommy Abille in one of the episodes of his daily program called “Bigwas”, he uttered disrespectful words against the Aetas to wit:
“Pare Johnny Reblando musta ka na? Ikaw ba ay nakakatikim na rin ng EXOTIC” Ako gustong gusto kong tumikim ng EXOTIC, pagkain ha hindi yung katulad ng kaibigan natin na nagsabi ng… “Pare gusto ko talaga tumikim ng EXOTIC, gusto kong tikman AETA”.
WHEREAS, such utterances of Mr. Tommy Abille has became viral in the social media showing their condemnation of the disrespectful statements;
WHEREAS, Article 20 (Culture and Traditional) Section 2 of the Broadcast Code states:
“The mores, culture, traditions and characteristics of people must be respected. Maliciously ridiculing, denigrating or disparaging culture, customs and traditions are prohibited.”
WHEREAS, Mr. Tommy Abille has no record of accreditation with the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas which is a violation of Article 30 (Accreditation) of the Broadcast Code and for which the station may be held liable under the code’s penalty provision;
WHEREAS, on September 23, 2014, Mr. Orly L. Pangcog, Chairman, First Division Standard Authority Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) formally denounced the utterances made by Mr. Tommy Abille as a clear violation of the Broadcast Code, copy of the said letter dated September 23, 2014 is hereto attached for your ready reference;
WHEREAS, several cause oriented groups have denounced the disrespectful utterances of Mr. Tommy Abille and sought the immediate action in order to seek justice for our indigenous people the AETAS;
NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of City Councilors Noel Y. Atienza, Aquilino Y. Cortez, Jr., Elena C. Dabu, Eduardo G. Guerrero, Benjamin G. Cajudo, II, Alreuela M. Bundang-Ortiz, Edna A. Elane, Emerito Linus D. Bacay, Randy C. Sionzon and Igmedio M. Gonzales, with the majority decision of the Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod present,
RESOLVED, AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Sangguniang Panlungsod in session assembled, to declare as it hereby declares Mr. Tommy Abille personae non grata, news anchor of “Bigwas” aired at TV22 owned and operated by Subic Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) regarding his utterance of disrespectful words against the aetas.
Let a copy of this resolution be furnished to all Olongapo residents, business establishment, government offices, Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas, TV22, Subic Broadcasting Corporation, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Olongapo City and SBMA Media Press Corps and Mr. Tommy Abille.
APPROVED, October 15, 2014.