Pinag-utos ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) na magmulta ang GMA Network kaugnay sa umano’y kapabayaan nila.Matatandaang nasawi ang aktor na si Eddie Garcia habang nasa taping ng teleserye under GMA Network.

“Wherefore, premises considered, GMA Network Inc. and/or Atty. Felipe Enrique L. Gozon, Enhanz Aerial Photography and/or Alpha Premier Transport Services, Gapo Special Effects Services Inc., GMA 7 Employees Multipurpose Coop, Renteqaire Enterprises, CMB Film Services Inc., and Shoot Digital Video Co. are hereby ordered to pay, jointly and severally, the administrative fine in the amount of P890,000 for violation of Sections 14 and 15 Chapter IV of Department Order (DO) No. 198 and Section 6 Rule VII of DO 183 within 10 days from receipt thereof,” ayon sa order.

Naglabas naman ng official statement ang GMA-7 kaugnay nito:

“GMA Network Statement on the DOLE Order:

“GMA Network has received the copy of the Order dated December 2, 2019 issued by the Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) National Capital Regional Office. In response, the Network submitted an Appeal with the Secretary of Labor within the allowed period seeking to annul and reverse the said Order.

“GMA will proceed with the necessary steps as soon as the DOLE resolves its appeal.”

Tila hindi naman nagustuhan ng mga netizen ang hakbang na ito ng GMA. Anila, kulang pa ang multa dito sa laki ng nawala sa industriya ng showbiz sa pagkamatay ni Manoy. Karamihan ay humihiling ng boycott.

May open letter pa ang blogger na si Rod Magaru sa GMA: “What is your social responsibility to the people you serve? First, when DOLE found that you committed 3 violations of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law on Eddie Garcia’ accident, you contested instead of taking responsibility for it.”

“Your network is no longer a safe place to work. We should have boycotted you,” aniya pa.

@Maree_Therese, “We should have boycotted GMA when the DOLE found it accountable for work safety violations that led to Sir Eddie Garcia’s subsequent demise. But we didn’t, so GMA thinks so lowly of us by bringing back the thief Bong Revilla on air. #BOYCOTT GMA, Agimat/Ng/Agila and sponsors!” (Jun Lopez)