GMA Network Denies Giving Money To Loren Legarda CampaignGMA Network is categorically denying that it donated any money to the campaign of Senator Loren Legarda.
In a statement posted on its website GMANetwork.com, the Kapuso network said that the report published by Malaya earlier this week is not true.
“GMA Network (GMA) categorically denies the allegation that it has made any donation to the 2013 campaign of Senator Loren Legarda contrary to what was published in Malaya last Wednesday, October 2,” the statement reads.
“It was mentioned in the article that GMA allegedly donated P440,774 to the campaign of Sen. Legarda in the form of four ad spots, exclusive of the P21 million worth of television ads that Sen. Legarda purchased during the campaign period,” it continued.
According to GMA, it has already contacted Havas, the official media agency of the senator. The network says that Havas has confirmed the network has not made any donations to Legarda’s camp.
“This is farthest from the truth. In fact, GMA, through its sales and marketing arm GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. (GMPI), has already called the attention of Sen. Legarda’s authorized media agency, Havas, regarding these false allegations right after said claim was brought to their attention. Havas, in turn, confirmed that no donation was made by the Network,” GMA said.
In fact, GMA says that they have not dealt with Legarda personally.
“Further, GMA has no direct dealings with Sen. Legarda. All of her media placements were coursed through Havas and were covered by official Telecast Orders and supporting documents in compliance with the COMELEC’s Election Code requirements. All of Sen. Legarda’s placements were likewise paid in advance and covered by corresponding official receipts,” the network ended.