Thursday, September 23, 2021
HomePublic LifeABS franchise issue "no just cause" for Duterte ouster, "oligarchs not untouchable"

ABS franchise issue “no just cause” for Duterte ouster, “oligarchs not untouchable”


BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – A city councilor here believes the issue over the cancellation of TV giant ABS-CBN’s franchise is “not a just cause” to call for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte who took issue at the network’s failure to air his political ads during the 2016 campaign period.

archie baribar reading
Photo from Archie Supena Baribar’s fb account.

Activist groups had earlier called for the ouster of the President over the issue.

To Baribar, a known human rights advocate, ABS “represents the elite which had long lorded the country,” he said.


“The fall of one oligarch is a signal that the elite is not untouchable,” he added.

Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News