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Statement of ABS-CBN on Pres. Duterte Accepting Its Apology

ABS-CBN – The Kapamilya network released a statement over President Rodrigo Roa Duterte accepting its apology.

Undeniably, a lot of people now are curious as to what will happen next with regards to the ABS-CBN franchise. Reportedly, it is set to expire this year.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his previous statements, was mad at the Kapamilya network. The then mayor of Davao City was disappointed over his election campaign ads not being shown by the network.

Previously, the President expressed that if he has his way, he will not allow the network to be able to renew its franchise. This big issue involving one of the giants in the Philippine entertainment industry has elicited various reactions.

ABS-CBN Franchise
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Some people showed support for the Kapamilya network while others are not in favor of allowing it to renew its franchise. As for the case of many people, their concern go out for those who would lose their jobs in case the network will be stopped.

Recently, a Senate hearing regarding the ABS-CBN franchise was held. During the hearing, the President and CEO of the Kapamilya network, Carlo Katigbak, apologized to Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Duterte accepted the apology of ABS-CBN. The Kapamilya network has released a statement expressing its humility and gratitude over the acceptance.

“We are grateful and humbled by President Rodrigo Duterte’s acceptance of our apology.

We will coordinate with the President’s office as it relates to his guidance on donating the refund to a charitable institution,” the Kapamilya network said based on the report.

According to Katigbak, the airtime limit was the reason why the network was not able to air the P7 million worth of the then Davao City Mayor’s campaign ad for the 2016 Election. It has already returned P4-million to the President’s camp.

The remaining P2.6 million was reportedly returned late and the camp of the President rejected it. The said amount is set for donation to a charity now.

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