IT was sheer hubris for Sen. Mary Grace Poe to have called a hearing of the Senate Committee on Public Service last Monday that was virtually a propaganda program for ABS-CBN Corp. in its desperate move to have its congressional franchise to operate, which expires on May 4, renewed.
Does she think Filipinos — and include there journalists, but probably exclude several senators — are too stupid not to know her profitable links to ABS-CBN, that the main income of her family is now from that network?
For chrissakes, her mother Susan Roces (Jesusa Sonora) and she herself made, and will continue to make, tons of money from ABS-CBN operations.
Her mother plays the role of a main character (Flora “Lola Kap”) in ABS-CBN’s hugely successful drama “Ang Probinsiyano,” which has been running for over four years, with about 1,136 episodes. Lola Kap is a village captain and the sagacious grandmother of the series’ hero Cardo (played by Coco Martin), who imparts life lessons in most every episode.
Assuming that Roces gets a very conservative P200,000 per episode, that means income for her of over P230 million so far from that ABS-CBN production. That’s a fair estimate, considering that lead actor Martin is known to have become a billionaire from his earnings from “Ang Probinsyano.”