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Journalists slam government agencies on fake news post about ABS-CBN franchise

Journalists and netizens slammed the PCOO over fake news against ABS-CBN.

Several journalists slammed government agencies after the latter’s respective Facebook pages posted false information about the ABS-CBN franchise.

Over the weekend, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), and Radio-TV Malacañang (RTVM) shared a Facebook post containing fake news about ABS-CBN franchise which was already addressed numerous times by the network.

The posts contained the debunked allegations by FICTAP saying ABS-CBN violated their franchise by using several channels in TV Plus and it engaging in pay per view service via KBO.

The post triggered several journalists who blasted the government agencies for their dubious attack on the network.

Pia Gutierrez in a tweet asked PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar how come the PCOO Facebook page was spreading false info about ABS-CBN.

She also added what is the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict’s stake in the issue since ABS-CBN franchise has nothing to do with communism.

Mike Navallo and Janvic Mateo also asked the same, saying what’s NTFELCAC’s concern about the network’s franchise issue.

PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar disowned the post as an “unvetted post” to which ABS-CBN journalist Tony Velasquez reacted by asking Andanar what is PCOO’s usual vetting process.

Meanwhile, other celebrities and netizens also blasted the government agencies under the executive department for spreading lies about the ABS-CBN issue.



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