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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.

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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