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Is Ogie Diaz mad at Rep. Alfred Vargas for abstaining from voting on the ABS-CBN Franchise Renewal?

Earlier, many have tried to guess the artist that Diaz refused to have on his YouTube channel since said artist supported ABS-CBN’s shutdown.

On his YouTube channel, showbiz talk show host Ogie Diaz revealed what he felt towards Representative and actor Alfred Vargas after he abstained from the voting on the ABS-CBN franchise renewal issue.

Firstly, for context, Diaz had one of his close friends Aiko Melendez as a guest in one of his recent vlogs. The two went through a lie detector game, wherein they would take turns asking each other questions.

Then, Melendez asked the question, “kung may galit ka ba kay Alfred Vargas?” Diaz bluntly answered, yes and the lie detector machine confirmed it as the truth.

He then clarified that Diaz does not feel anger towards Rep. Vargas. He added that it’s more of a “tampo” for not having the conviction to side with what he believes. He also cited other artists turned congressmen Yul Servo and Dan Fernandez, acknowledging that despite voting against the franchise renewal, at least, they had the guts to vote.

“Meron, Yun galit ko hindi personal. Yung galit ko siguro tampo lang. Tampo na hindi sya nanindigan sa botohan. Okay lang yung iba eh, sila Dan Fernandez, yes to shutdown, si Yul Servo yes to shutdown, siya nag abstain.

“So yun lang ang tampo ko, na sana eh di ka nag-abstain. It’s either yes or no,” said Diaz.

Earlier, many tried to guess the artist that Diaz refused to have on his YouTube channel since said artist supported ABS-CBN’s shutdown.



Earlier, Rep. Vargas drew flak and many called to boycott his MMFF entry Tagpuan. He then clarified the rumors and said that he inhibited himself from voting. According to Rep. Vargas, he chose to inhibit himself because of the circumstances he was in. He also noted that he always wanted to follow the law.

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