If it were up to me, no ABS-CBN franchise renewal- Duterte
‘If I had my way, I would not give it back to you,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte about
ABS-CBN’s franchise which will be up for renewal in 2020.
President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his threat to block the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN,
a media network he has accused of “swindling” and of biased reporting.
“Now, ABS-CBN, their franchise is due for renewal. They sent emissaries to me. They sent Gabby away because nothing will happen. I will not talk to you, but I will also never intervene. But if I had my way, I would not give it back to you,” he said on Friday, August 3 in a mix of Engish and Filipino.
“Magnanakaw kayo eh, linoloko niyo ‘yung maliliit (You are criminals, you trap the little individuals),” he included amid his discourse at the initiation of a medication recovery office in Bukidnon.
ABS CBN trustees level
The present establishment of ABS-CBN is set to terminate in 2020. House Bill 4349 trying to reestablish the establishment allowed to ABS-CBN for a long time is still at the board of trustees level.
The President at that point tested ABS-CBN administrators to give him a chance to slap them if records indicate he has under P40 million in his financial balances.
“This is a test which I am heaving at you now. Punta tayo ng Central Bank tayo pagkatapos sabihin ko buksan yung PC at tingnan ko yung account. ‘Pag ka sumobra ng P40 million, I will advance down. In any case, kung hindi umabot ng P40 million, maglinya kayo diyan at sampalin ko kayo,” he said.
(How about we go to Central Bank and after that I’ll instruct them to open the PC and take a gander at my record. On the off chance that it surpasses P40 million, I will advance down. Be that as it may, on the off chance that it doesn’t rach P40 million, line up so I can slap you.)
Trillanes to affirmed Duterte
Congressperson Antonio Trillanes IV affirmed that Duterte has around P1 billion worth of exchanges utilizing different financial balances. By and large Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang had likewise said the Office of the Ombudsman additionally had reports of bank exchanges that demonstrated a similar thing.
This announcement was what provoked Malacañang to reject him. Carandang was driving the test into Duterte’s as far as anyone knows concealed riches. The test was ended after the Anti-Money Laundering Council declined to collaborate.
In his Friday discourse, Duterte additionally again raised his grievances against the Prieto family, proprietors of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.