Media giant ABS CBN made a mistake when they decided not to air President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign ad during the 2016 elections because now the President is considering on not renewing the franchise of the company when it expires on March 30, 2020.
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”Yes. ung ganon ka na ano, you are engaged in swindling. For all you know, ilang kumpanya dito na nagbayad na na hindi ninyo pinalabas? If you operate an ABS-CBN tapos manloloko lang kayo ng tao, mag-swindling kayo, I have to stop you ‘di ba?” Duterte said when asked if he intends to impede the renewal of ABS.
Duterte asserts that the crimes ABS committed is enough to cut their airing short.
“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,” said Duterte.
The media network was paid by Duterte to air his campaign ad that was a reply to the anti-Duterte campaign ad ran by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, however, ABS never aired the ad and ran the anti-Duterte one for weeks before election day.
“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 said.
“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,” he added.