President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to pull the nation’s greatest media firm, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp., off the air for failing to reimburse him for the marketing campaign advert he paid for final 12 months.
In a briefing in Malacanang, Duterte stated that ABS-CBN’s public franchise to function a national tv station was hinged on its adherence to ethics and journalistic requirements.
“Well, alam mo, itong ABS, ang franchise will be due pero hindi na kailangan ng extension because it has been there for about 25 years. Sabi ng batas, okay na. Only if you adhere to journalistic (standards). Ang ginawa ninyo sa amin, it’s estafa, swindling. Not only me but (Senator) Chiz Escudero, pati si ano. Marami pa ‘yan. Inotso niyo, putang ina harap-harapan magkolekta kayo tapos estafa ninyo kami,” stated Duterte.
“I will file a complaint. Congress, no need to renew it. But to operate? That’s something else. So I will point this out, ‘yung basura ninyo then we’ll see. You are committing a crime,” he stated.
When requested to make clear if he deliberate to block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise which might expire on March30, 2020, Duterte stated:”Yes. ung ganon ka na ano, you might be engaged in swindling. For all you already know, ilang kumpanya dito na nagbayad na na hindi ninyo pinalabas? If you use an ABS-CBN tapos manloloko lang kayo ng tao, mag-swindling kayo, I’ve to cease you ‘di ba? Eh kung manloloko ka, anong gawin ko?”
Duterte continues to be sore at ABS-CBN for not airing his marketing campaign industrial in reply to the anti-Duterte paid for by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV which ABS-CBN ran in the weeks earlier than election day. He described the Trillanes-sponsored as “black propaganda” which used kids to mouth assaults towards him.
“They have a commitment. Kung ganoon, engaged in swindling, for all you know, may kumpanya nagbayad na di ninyo pinalabas. If you operate, manloko ka lang, kung swindling lang kayo, i have to stop you. Kung manloko ka, ano gagawin ko? Estafa, swindling,” Duterte stated.