Jimmy Bondoc has once again reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s view towards ABS-CBN franchise renewal.
On his Facebook account, Jimmy aired his opinion and support for Duterte’s plan on why the network does not deserve a renewal, as franchising is a privilege and ABS-CBN for him has misused it.
“The renewal of ABS’s franchise has really been touchy, because though they have perpetrated horrible acts against public interest, there remain some very good individuals inside the network. Though we should not confuse good individuals with the network as an entity, syempre mahirap pa rin paghiwalayin.
“HOWEVER, as we all saw during the SEAGames demolition job, EVEN GOOD REPORTERS were manipulated by their bosses to create HORRIBLE slants and OUTRIGHT LIES which almost ruined the games.”
Jimmy gave an example of how the network supposedly manipulated its reporters to create ‘horrible and outright lies,’ specifically about the kikiam issue.
This issue stemmed from a TV interview with Let Dimzon, the coach of the Philippine women’s football team, who complained about the food that was served to the athletes.
“I’m not sure kung paano ang arrangement ng PHISGOC, but the quality and quantity of food is not enough. Sa variety din, like for this morning, hindi enough ‘yung rice and kikiam and egg. Walang nutrients,” Dimzon said. This interview gave rise to the kikiam issue.
The hotel in Cavite verified that kikiam was never part of their menu and was in fact, chicken sausage.
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) November 25, 2019
Here’s the complete statement of Jimmy Bondoc on Facebook.
The renewal of ABS's franchise has really been touchy, because though they have perpetrated horrible acts against public…
Last June 2, 2019, Jimmy claimed he favored an ABS-CBN franchise renewal since it would mean that the network has paid taxes, followed labor practices, and agreed to disseminate nothing but real news.
He said: “Kasi, kapag na renew, ibig po sabihin ay:
– napagbayad na sila ng buwis, or napag-usapan na ang paraan ng pagbabayad;
– napagkasunduan na ang News, at ang paraan upang maiwasan ang Malicious News, at ang mga administrative sanctions sa mga lumalabag sa mga tuntunin kaugnay nito;
– tutuloy ang mga paborito ninyong palabas, pero magkakaroon na ng “healthy divide” sa pagitan ng politika at ng sining. Hindi na marahil magagamit ang mga palabas upang siraan ang mga ahensya ng gobyerno;
– ibig sabihin din na NAAYOS na nila ang labor practices nila, at hindi na basta-basta madi-dismiss ang mga cameraman at iba pang empleyado, dahil meron na namang supreme court decision ukol dyan na kailangan na lang sundin ng networks.
At higit sa lahat, malamang hindi nila makakalimutan ang post ko na ikinagalit ng marami, kaya ITUTULOY nila ang pagbanat sa akin, hanggang tuluyan akong mawasak bilang tao. Dahil bagamat magkakaroon na ng rules sa malicious news, hindi naman natin pwedeng pigilan ang mga tao magpahayag ng sarili nilang opinyon tungkol sa akin. I am telling u the TRUTH: OK LANG SA AKIN YUN. That is democracy.
Pag na renew ang prangkisa ng major networks, ako po ay matutuwa. Let this be an official statement, whatever that…