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DNX One-On-One: A look into the ABS-CBN issue

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Joel Tambuson is a philosophy teacher who believes that chaos can bring changes, a belief that traces its roots to classic Marxist concepts.

He thinks the clash of oligarchs, such as what is happening now between the Lopez family who owns television giant ABS-CBN and powerful families allied with President Duterte can lead to social and economic change.

In the meantime, though, he also believes closing ABS-CBN can affect more than 11,000 families, representing the number of workers across the nation that the nation’s oldest network employs.

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The former seminarian, who now teaches senior high students, campaigned for Liberal Party senatorial candidate Jose Manuel Diokno in the 2019 polls.

Today, however, he argues as a “taxpayer,” not as a legal or media expert.

Joel believes there are two main issues to the controversy.

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The first is economic, the dislocation of employees of the network and the other is press freedom.

Click video below to know more in this one-on-one interview with DNX Executive Editor Julius D. Mariveles.

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Julius D. Mariveles
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.
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