P2 M lang naman! Columnist says Duterte's camp at fault for ABS CBN failure to air campaign ads

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Philippine star columnist Boo Chanco said that President Rodrigo Duterte should blame his campaign team for what happened on his political ad in 2016, instead of blaming ABS CBN.

In his column on Friday, Chanco revealed that the said P2 million campaign ad did not make it on time; it was reserved late, it has no Comelec approval.

“By the time they got Comelec clearance, all available commercial slots had been taken. The network tried to return the P2 million but was told to hold it for the meantime. In a weird twist of events, the network was accused of estafa,” Chanco said

Earlier, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano alleged ABS CBN of being bias in its coverage of the 2010 and 2016 elections as the network’s franchise renewal remains in limbo.

Cayeteno said the Lopez family and the network’s executive should address this ‘bias’ issue as it can affect the status of ABS CBN’s pending franchise renewal.

“Walang doubt na institusyon ang ABS-CBN, walang doubt na napakalaking naitulong sa ating bansa, pero wala ring doubt na may mga issues. Kaya nga sinabing ‘A-Bias-CBN’,” he added.

“Meron tayong Fair Election Act, may batas tayo na ang media hindi pwedeng hindi patas kapag eleksyon,” Cayetano said

Cayetano also said that alleged bad labor practices committed by the network giant is another factor that might affect the franchise renewal.

“Yung mga contractual. ‘Yung mga tinanggal. ‘Yun mga ‘pag lumipat ng ibang channel, hindi tatanggapin pabalik. ‘Yung mga iba na 15 months, 6 months, 9 months, hindi binigyan ng trabaho,” said Cayetano.

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