E-media unfazed by Council resolution PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:35

E-media has remained unfazed with the City Council resolution supporting a move of City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco- Salazar to effect a closure order on the company.

In its early morning television program, E-media President Rey Bayoging showed documents which countered the claim of City Legal Officer Atty Jesus Carbon that papers of E-media are falsified, thus rendering the media entity illegal.

Bayoging also lashed out at the City Council for passing the resolution saying that the company was not given an “equal opportunity” to air their side during the council session.

“Had the City Council given us the opportunity to be heard, we can tell them that the information provided to them was not accurate,”  Bayoging said.

On October 9, the city government issued a Cease and Desist Order to E-Media and Westwind “from installing, establishing.” E-media earlier entered into a formal agreement to provide broadcast content for Westwind Broadcasting, a congressional franchise holder.

Bayoging also presented the Securities and Exchange Commission document of Westwind together with a general information sheet showing the names of directors and officers of the company.  The document denies the allegations of Carbon that Westwind is a fake entity.

The Councilors, on Tuesday, discussed the matter lengthily following an unscheduled privilege speech by Councilor Sang Jimenez on the “Cease and Desist Order” given by the local government to E-media.

Bayoging claimed that the City Council failed to provide them with due process- the right to be heard but instead listened to the claims of Atty Catbon which were “twisted and not factual.”

Earlier during the session, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde asked the councilors to listen to the response of E-media on the allegations put forth by Carbon that E-media had been operating “with false documents, without a proper business permit and in violation of the revenue code of the city.”

The council, following a brief recess, returned with the proposed motion by Councilor Charlie Mariano for the August body to support the Executive Branch’s move to effect the closure order against E-media and other entities in the city with the same violation.