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Bongbong Marcos may Benefit from the Restrictions to ABS-CBN for the Election 2022

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By: Elena Grace Flores

It’s not only Honda that left many Filipinos jobless but more than 11,000 people can lose their jobs if ABS-CBN ceases operation. This is not easy for their employees. Malacañang already said that job replacements are sufficient. A resolution can actually allow the network to continue despite a non-renewal of their franchise with all the restrictions. Bongbong Marcos can actually benefit from this since he’s obviously not a favorite of this media entity for the election 2022.

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DOJ: Resolution needed to allow ABS-CBN to still operate

Hope for ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN may continue to operate with an expired franchise. What would be the basis? A concurrent resolution of Congress. The Justice Department made this remark during a Senate hearing on the media giant’s alleged franchise violations.

Provisional Authority

If the Congress directs the National Telecommunications Commission to issue a provisional franchise, ABS-CBN lives temporarily. Some senators are calling for its renewal, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said. Guevarra attends the Senate Committee on Public Services inquiry into bills on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal. They tackle the network’s violations.

Bongbong Marcos can Benefit from the Restrictions on ABS-CBN

Senator Allan Peter Cayetano said that ABS-CBN may be favoring political candidates in the past. Some also use them to destroy their opponents. Its closure during martial law by the father of Bongbong Marcos won’t give BBM the chance to get promoted by the network. However, some restrictions on the provision may force them to be Marcos-friendly.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Replacements of Lost Jobs and ABS-CBN Apology Cloud BBM’s Wait and See Plan

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By: Elena Grace Flores
More than 11,000 people can lose their jobs if the ABS-CBN franchise’s renewal is not undertaken. This is torture to those employees. On top of that, other companies like Honda are also moving out of the country. Although Malacañang is confident that job replacements are sufficient, these developments certainly cloud the election 2022 plans of Bongbong Marcos or BBM. Perhaps, instead of wait and see, as her sister Senator Imee Marcos describes his candidacy – a firmer disclosure is what the Filipinos need now to gauge the country’s future.

YouTube video by CNN Philippines
DOJ: Resolution needed to allow ABS-CBN to still operate

Hope for ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN may continue to operate with an expired franchise. What would be the basis? A concurrent resolution of Congress. The Justice Department made this remark during a Senate hearing on the media giant’s alleged franchise violations.

Provisional Authority

Congress may direct the National Telecommunications Commission to issue a provisional franchise to ABS-CBN. This is pending bills calling for its renewal, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said. Guevarra is among the resource persons at the Senate Committee on Public Services inquiry into bills on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal and into the network’s supposed violations.

Restrictions to ABS-CBN May be Good to BBM

As per Senator Allan Peter Cayetano, the President’s ire on the giant network did not happen for anything. They are still looking into the possibility that ABS-CBN certainly favored some candidates during the 2016 elections. Therefore, since its history has always been an anti-Marcos, the restrictions on them if permitted to continue operating can be beneficial for Bongbong Marcos’ running for the top post in 2022.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Tourism Rehab is More Important than ABS-CBN

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The ABS-CBN saga already has enough attention to continue to report on. It just boils down to having a compromise with the government. The real big problem for the economy at this point after the coronavirus outbreak is the tourism industry. With all the flight cancellation to and from the One China countries, losses are enormous. It is paramount to the tourism industry-independent families to start its rehab as suggested by tourism player, Bobby Joseph.

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The Tourism Sector is Greatly Affected by the Coronavirus
Bobby Joseph explains the serious tourism losses due to the coronavirus and how to recover from the financial ruins.

Chinese Travels

Chinese travels are not only limited to tourism. The business sectors are also unstable. On top of that, the continuity of Chinese students in the country is also uncertain. The service infrastructure from the taxi drivers to hotels are experiencing the sudden drop of revenues. The situation even worsens when Taiwan and Hongkong got the ban. This is regardless of their independent status because they are prone to the contamination location-wise.

Non-Renewal Compared to Media Shutdown

Some human rights lawyers’ claim that the ABS-CBN non-renewal threat is reminiscent of martial law years. The late Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s alegged media control is only something they can pinpont to. However, the Office of the Solicitor General files a quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court against ABS-CBN already.

Oligarchs in the Country

There are currently 11 bills before the House of Representatives in support of the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. This shows that even the upper house is infested by oligarchs; President Rodrigo Duterte hinted. He said that ever since time immemorial, the rich people who monopolize businesses are also trying to run the country. This is in line with the former President Marcos’ justification as he battles the communist rebels.

Tourism Rehab is a Priority

It’s unbelievable that a giant media network’s plight that is all-powerful and well-funded would seek the public’s opinion on their disagreement with the government. There may be a lot of people affected as well but nothing compared to the sufferings of the tourism industry dependents right now. The rehab suggested is the replacement of international trips with the domestic ones. Well, the country is no doubt the best destination during the coronavirus scare. Thanks to its heat.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Peaceful Sunday after Duterte Banned Giant Media


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
It’s the very first peaceful Sunday that I do not have to counteract against media propaganda from commercial media – as a fighter of media propaganda. I can feel President Rodrigo Duterte’s strategy in abruptly stopping media propaganda is working – by just banning them from his live press conferences to stop all the impartial and exaggerated news reporting. They can pester all they want about people lining up to use the portalette during Mr. President’s thanksgiving party because it will not hurt the country.

It has been a perception for the Filipino masses that if it’s reported by ABS-CBN and GMA, they should be true. Of course, these two TV channels are really good as entertainment providers but they can be bias when it comes to political or public news announcements because of ownership entitlements and sponsorship. After all, they are paid media.

The President, even not yet officially in office already showed his capabilities in immediately stopping unfair operations – what more if he is already sitting inside Malacanang? This is pretty exciting to follow. I am thankful that due to my preference on who to support in the last national election and for reporting only about the truth despite the many criticisms I got, I gained access to the real happenings through my ever reliable informants who are advisers to the higher ups. I did not vote for the President of course because even if he has the same goals as my presidentiable, I just did not like his style – but everything has a purpose and I was one of the very first ones to find out about the strategic alliance. To all my pro Binay colleagues on social media, remember the very first message from V.P. Binay? Do not attack Duterte because he is also for Binay. Now the very big challenge is on – Duterte-Marcos-Binay alliance for better Philippines.

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Binay has a Heart therefore Not Answering Yes or No

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
It was observed that Vice Presidet Jejomar Binay did not answer Yes or No quickly during the Quick Answer portion of the last Presidential Debate held in Dagupan, Pangasinan recently. If you analyze the question, most of the queries thrown to him were not answerable by Yes or No – given that he is a human rights lawyer. He did answered Yes to PGMA’s plight for humanitarian reasons. Let’s analyse a few:

Will you put Mayor Duterte in prison? – For what? Is he found guilty beyond reasonable doubt?

Will you release Ampatuan? – He needs fair tial – in fact, he’s not yet summoned and already serving a jail term.

Will you impeach Conchita Carpio Morales? – Will exercise being a unifying President (The Surpreme Court Justice’s cases are political in nature)

Will you release President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from prison? Absolutely, Yes – PGMA deserves to regain her freedom.

Will you allow Australian mining? It will depend on the kind of process presented. If responsible mining, then yes.

ABS-CBN should have put a lot of thoughts in structuring the questions – so that they can be answered with Yes or No by a principled man – who would think a hundred times before giving his thoughts for sensitive issues. Not just for the sake of answering quickly and pleasing the audience for entertainment sake. After all, that was a Presidential debate. He truly has a heart!