2022 PH party-list race

Karla Estrada nominated by party-list group that rejected ABS-CBN franchise

Michelle Abad
Karla Estrada nominated by party-list group that rejected ABS-CBN franchise

TINGOG NOMINEE. TV personality Karla Estrada files the certificate of nomination and acceptance for Tingog party-list for the 2022 national elections, at the Harbour Garden Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City on October 8, 2021.

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Current Tingog Sinirangan representative Yedda Romualdez, wife of the House Majority Leader, is one of the 70 lawmakers who voted to reject ABS-CBN's franchise in July 2020

Actress Karla Estrada on Friday, October 8, was among the nominees who filed their certificates from the party-list group Tingog Sinirangan, whose current representative, Yedda Romualdez, voted to reject the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise.

Estrada, the group’s third nominee, is the mother of actor Daniel Padilla, one half of the phenomenal Kathniel love team of ABS-CBN.

Romualdez, wife of the House Majority Leader, was one of the 70 lawmakers in the House of Representatives who voted “Yes” to the resolution rejecting the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise on July 10, 2020.

Estrada filed her of certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) together with second nominee Jude Acidre and Tingog Sinirangan secretary general Luningning Lariosa.

Tingog Sinirangan claims to represent the Eastern Visayas region in Congress.

Estrada, who hails from Tacloban, hosts the morning show Magandang Buhay on ABS-CBN and runs a YouTube channel called Dear Momshie Karls. In the 2016 elections, she supported the presidential bid of Liberal Party candidate Mar Roxas together with Kathniel and other celebrities.

The celebrity mom began her showbiz career when she joined variety show That’s Entertainment in 1990. This show is also where Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, who now seeks the presidency, rose to fame.

The embattled media company was in a years-long tussle with President Rodrigo Duterte, who accused ABS-CBN of swindling and estafa, among other insults. His repeated threats to block ABS-CBN’s franchise were realized when the largely Duterte-allied House voted to reject it.

Only 11 lawmakers were in support of the franchise’s renewal, while two inhibited, and one abstained.

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Groups, lawmakers, academics, journalists, and ordinary Filipinos denounced the rejection and called out Duterte government’s attack on press freedom. – Rappler.com

Michelle Abad

Michelle Abad is a researcher-writer at Rappler. Possessing the heart and soul of a feminist, she is working on specializing in women's issues in Newsbreak, Rappler's investigative arm.