So its all over the news, Congress has announced to review ABS-CBN’s application for renewal of its franchise. Rep. Franz Alvarez, chairman if the franchise committee of the House of Representatives assured the public that his committee will give ABS-CBN and all parties concern a chance in the deliberation on the franchise renewal issue. On that note, retired broadcaster Jay Sonza wrote an open letter on Facebook addressed to Rep. Franz Alvarez enumerating the various alleged violations of the network (which you can find the original FB post below) to help Congressmen in deciding against ABS-CBN’s favor. Sonza remarked that

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US Senator Ed Markey has taken to Twitter to comment on being the 3rd American politician of receiving the distinction of being banned from entering PH soil. Markey tweeted “President Duterte is sorely mistaken if he thinks he can silence my voice. He has already failed to silence @SenLeiladeLima and others who have spoken truth to power. I stand with the people of the Philippines in fighting against his strongman tactics.” Duterte supporter and blogger Noel Landero Sarifa has taken to Facebook to send a strong message to Sen. Ed Markey telling him to shut up because there is nothing

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“If they cannot provide fair and balanced news and TV programs then its time for them to stop. “ Basically, this is the sentiment of Duterte supporter and blogger Noel Landero Sarifa regarding the issue of ABS-CBN and its franchise renewal which many DDS also shares. Sarifa remarked that this is the first time he will talk about the ABS-CBN franchise issue apparently to tell the artists and fanatics of the network to stop blaming President Duterte on the matter but rather to ask the management as to why they let this happen. Sarifa argued that the blame should fall

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“Tandaan mo kaibigan isa ka lang murang basong babasagin sa tingin ng mga oligarko na puwedeng ihulog at mabasag ng pinong-pino Alan.“ This is the friendly reminder of retired broadcaster Jay Sonza to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano after the latter expressed openness to tackling the issue of ABS-CBN’s application for franchise renewal. Sonza opened the Facebook post telling House Speaker Cayetano that it is too obvious that he is just the mere “toy” of the oligarchs/feudal lords and that he is too obvious for the public not to notice how he cuddles the network. Alan Peter Cayetano, masyadong kang

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How is President Duterte doing after declaring [email protected] vs Oligarchs (water concessionaires)? Well, as far as lady lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles is concerned, the President is doing fine and winning. This is good news because when President Duterte declared [email protected] versus the country’s oligarchs, the supporters of the President can’t help but get nervous for the President. Who wouldn’t? No President in this country who dared to go against them came out triumphant. Former President Marcos won initially his [email protected] against the Oligarchs but in the end, he was ousted from Malacanang. Former President GMA almost lost the Presidency but she

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As ABS-CBN’s franchise is set to end this March 2020 and Congress said it has run out of time to issue a new legislative franchise, ABS-CBN is left with no choice but to stop broadcasting on April 2020. However, while the Lopezes are too proud to beg on their knees in front of President Duterte asking for a new Congressional franchise, ABS-CBN talents and even former employees who are now into politics are not giving up, pitching on behalf of ABS-CBN. One of those making a pitch on behalf of ABS-CBN is former reporter Sol Aragones and now Laguna Representative

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If and when ABS-CBN fails to secure a franchise extension or renewal from Congress because President Duterte just told them to sell the company, critics will certainly blame the network shutdown exclusively to the President. In a Facebook post published 7 hours ago as of this writing, Sonza first dismissed the insinuation being peddled on social media, obviously by Duterte’s critics, that the President is the solely culprit of ABS-CBN’s closure. As far as retired broadcaster Jay Jonza is concerned, this is not entirely true. Sonza explained that the company can still continue other business operations except broadcasting if the

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In less than 48 hours, the world in general and the Philippines in particular welcome the new year with renewed hope and optimism. In two years time, the country will elect a new President. So expect politicians to start positioning themselves, especially those with their eyes on the biggest prize – the Presidency. Meanwhile, President Duterte is stepping down in 2022 and although, he has done a lot, he has a lot of things on his plate with so little time. But don’t you dare think that the President is resting on his laurels. In fact, 2020 is going be

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Facebook netizen and lawyer Bruce Rivera feels it is his duty like all patriotic Filipinos to defend the country from foreigners meddling in our internal affairs. In the Facebook post written in an open letter style, Rivera lectured the Senator and a US senator at that to never assume things or listen only to one side of the story. First off, Rivera urged US Senator Leahy to ask how President Duterte managed to get 87% approval rating despite grumpy old white men breathing down on his neck. Rivera also remarked that the CIA cannot remove President Duterte from office because

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Former First lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos isn’t happy with the latest moniker or tagline if you will, given to the Philippines which is the “slums capital who eats pagpag.” The former First Lady couldn’t help but reminisce when she was the Governor of Manila from 1975-1986 and former Minister of Human Settlements who reclaimed lands to build houses and mid-rise condominiums for the poor to give them decent place to live. The former First lady recalled with sadness in her tone that her husband former President Marcos were forced to create massive lands because the rich who owns the lands

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