'Di tumulad sa ABS CBN! GMA exec says network did not air anti-Duterte ad paid for by Trillanes

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GMA Network clarified on Monday that they did not air the controversial political ads against then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 presidential elections.

Ma. Luz Delfin, GMA 7's chief lawyer, made the statement after she told the senators during the Senate hearing for ABS CBN's franchise renewal that the network had air the controversial ad paid by former senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

"The political advertisement against then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte featuring minors, which was discussed during the Senate Hearing, was not aired on GMA after it was disapproved by the Network’s internal election committee," Delfin said in a statement

"I was instead referring to another political advertisement, which was aired on GMA," she added.

The GMA executive said the network pulled out the ad before a local court issued an order to stop airing it.

“It was a call, I think, of our marketing department not to air it anymore,” she said during the Senate hearing.

Meanwhile, ABS CBN's President Carlo Katigbak said the anti-Duterte ad passed their network policies.

"We are sorry if we offended the President. That was not the intention of the network. We felt that we were just abiding by regulations that surround the airing of political ads." Katigbak said

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