Pangulong Duterte sinupalpal si Sen. Drilon at ang ABS-CBN: “I am a casualty of the Lopezes during the 2016 elections”

Pangulong Duterte sinupalpal si Sen. Drilon at ang ABS-CBN: “I am a casualty of the Lopezes during the 2016 elections”

Sa naging State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte hindi nakaligtas si Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon at sinupalpal niya ito at ang pamilyang Lopez.

Matatandaan na naglabas ng pahayag si Senador Drilon tungkol sa kakatapos na butohan ng kongreso sa aplikasyong ng ABS-CBN para sa panibagong prangkisa.

“In an interview, [Drilon] arrogantly mentioned that oligarchs need not be rich then he linked the Anti-dynasty system with oligarchy and the topic was my daughter and son,” bwelta pa ni Pangulong Duterte sa kanyang SONA.

“This happened after the committee of franchises voted 70-11 to deny the grant of franchise to ABS-CBN…Obviously [Drilon] was defending the Lopezes that they were not oligarchs.” dagdag pa nito.

Ayon pa sa Pangulo, isa umano sa ginagamit ng mga ‘oligarchs’ ay ang media upang kontrolin ang politika sa bansa.

“Media is a powerful tool for the hands of oligarchs like the Lopezes, who use their media outlets to battle political figures. I was a casualty of the Lopezes during the 2016 elections,” saad pa ng Pangulo.

Matatandaan na inakusahan ni Pangulong Duterte ang chairman ng ABS-CBN na si Gabby Lopez ng pagnanakaw ng kanyang pera, matapos hindi ipalabas ang kanyang advertisement ads noong kasagsagan ng eleksyon kahit na nakapagbayad na ito.

“Gabby Lopez, I paid ABS-CBN P2.8 million…You accepted my money, you never bothered to show my propaganda (political advertisements). After the elections, you didn’t return the money,” saad pa ni Pangulong Duterte.

Ngunit mariing itinanggi ito ng pamunuan ng ABS-CBN at agad na humingi ng paumanhin sa Pangulo.

Nitong nagdaang araw, Hinamon ni Senador Drilon si Pangulong Duterte na buwagin ang totoong oligarkiya sa bansa at ipasa ang ‘anti-dynasty law’.

“You cannot equate rich and oligarch, meaning it does not mean that if you are rich, you are on oligarch. An oligarch is the one that influences the decision of the government or the one using their political power, their wealth in order that the policy that they want to protect their interest will be pursued,” saad ni Drilon.

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Posted by Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) on Sunday, July 26, 2020