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Congressman Yap Makes Clarification on Claim That He’s Bribed By Alleged ABS-CBN Emissary

CONGRESSMAN YAP – Lawmaker Eric Yap made a clarification on his claim that someone who claimed to be an emissary of ABS-CBN offered a P200-million bribe in exchange for his yes on the network’s franchise renewal.

One of the top topics now is the ABS-CBN franchise. Congress will soon vote on its fate – whether the network will be allowed to renew its franchise or not.

It’s been two (2) months now since the ABS-CBN News went off air. It was after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) released a Cease and Desist Order that led to the network shutting down its broadcast operation.

With regards to the Kapamilya programs, some of them recently went back to airing through the Kapamilya TV Plus and Sky Cable’s Sky Direct. Other programs were cancelled. However, the airing was cut short in line with the status of the network’s franchise.


A few days before the Congress will decide on the fate of the ABS-CBN franchise, Congressman Eric Yap claimed that someone called him and bribed him with P200-million in exchange for a “yes” vote on the franchise renewal issue. According to him, the person introduced himself/herself as an emissary of the network.

Congressman Eric Yap
Photo lifted from ABS-CBN

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Yap refused the alleged offer to him. He said, “Simple lang ang sagot ko. Hindi for sale ang prinsipyo at boto ko.”

Recently, Congressman Yap made a clarification on his claim that he was bribed with P200-million by an alleged “ABS-CBN emissary” regarding the franchise renewal issue. He stressed that he did not say it was really from the network.

“Di ko po sinasabi galing sa ABS-CBN ‘yun… Ako po ay hindi ko naman vinerify ‘yun dahil, siyempre, saan ka nakakita ng tumawag sa iyo out of the blue and then, nag-offer ng P200 million,” he said according to the report.

The network has already broken its silence regarding the “bribe” issue. You may visit – ABS-CBN Breaks Silence On Alleged P200-Million Bribe for Franchise Renewal.

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