Former ANC boss Jing Magsaysay has a message to those who plan to take over the ABS-CBN frequency.
In a Facebook post of Kapamilya Kingdom, Magsaysay said there are rumors spreading that a religious/political group had a hand in the disapproval of the ABS-CBN franchise because they want to own the frequency of the network.
“There’s word going around that a religious/political group had a hand in the non-renewal of the franchise and wants the franchise for themselves.
But for him, ABS-CBN does not have their audiences because of the frequency but rather in the creation of content. He even said that those who wanted to accomplish what the ABS-CBN had done must have to work very hard.
“A frequency is just a frequency. Content creation is a whole different ball game. Plus, I hope they realize that the audience does not come with the frequency. You’re going to have to work blood, sweat, and tears to build what ABS-CBN accomplished over 34 years plus the years before Marcos stole the channel.”
Showing his support to ABS-CBN network he said: “You can get the franchise but you will never be ABS-CBN.”
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Rumors about a group interested in ABS-CBN’s frequency started when a video of a journalist Waldy Carbonell claiming that he was offered a position for a TV network that will replace ABS-CBN went viral.
“Nais ko pong banggitin ulit na ako po ay kinukuha ng bagong TV station, TV network. Abay nilapitan po ako at nagkita po kame sa Villamor Golf and country club.”
Carbonell said that months ago, the deal to deny the ABS-CBN was already done and the government has no plans of renewing it because it will be replaced by another media giant.
“Nilapitan po ako ng isang dating public relations officer ng Philippine Airlines na ngayon ay sya po’y public relations man nang bagong tatag na network ng mga intsik, na papalit di umano sa ABS-CBN. Eto po’y mga 2 months na nangyayari, ang sinabi sa akin done deal na yang ABS-CBN hindi na irerenew ang prangkisa nyan, yan ay mawawala na at kame ang kapalit.”
“Kako’y sinong grupo yan? Eto’y grupo ng mga taga Hong Kong at ang kanilang pakay ay magtayo ng TV station dito sa Pilipinas. Eh kako hindi pede ang mga dayuhan na mag may-ari ng media. abay sabi, alam mo naman Pilipinas ito pede lahat, lalo’t higit pag ito ay intsik.”
He also revealed that he was offered a 7-digit salary with one of the requirements is to be an ally of Malacanang.
“Nangangailangan kame ng editor in chief sa aming news dept. at nakapalaki ng sweldo sasama ka ba?
“Ang sabi ko wala naman kayong prangkisa, sapagkat nandyan pa naman ang ABS-CBN. Ang sabi sa akin, mayron na tayong prangkisa na dati nang standby franchise na walang gumagalaw at eto ay inaward na sa amin ng Malacanang.
“Sabi ko mukhang hindi ko magagawa na sasapi ako sa isang network na papalit sa ABS-CBN.
“Eh ano ang kailangang kwalipikasyon? mga kaibigan makinig po kayo mabuti, ang kwalipikasyon, ang sweldo muna, ang sweldo po ay seven digits…at isa lamang ang iyong magiging kwalipikasyon na kinakailangan sagutin, handa ka ba na kumampi sa malacanang?” Carbonell narrated.