Inday Sara supports ABS-CBN, says Duterte concerned about workers’ jobs
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio expressed support for the franchise renewal of media giant ABS-CBN, saying her father President Rodrigo Duterte is also concerned with the jobs of the network’s employees.
“Davao City fully supports ABS-CBN sa kanilang pagpapa-renew ng kanilang franchise [in its franchise renewal]. Hopefully, it will be resolved in a very positive way,” Duterte-Carpio said in an interview aired over ANC Thursday.
“Alam niyo, si Presidente, maaawain yan na tao so iniisip din niya yung trabaho ng maraming employees ng ABS-CBN,” she added.
(You know what, President Duterte is compassionate so he is also thinking of the jobs of ABS-CBN’s employees.)
ABS-CBN’s franchise remains in limbo as Congress is yet to tackle its renewal which is set to expire in May.
The network is also facing a quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to void its franchise allegedly due to “abusive practices.”
ABS-CBN, however, denied all allegations during a recently held Senate probe on their impending franchise.
The management said the company is paying its taxes and it is not facing any complaint before the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), respectively.
Edited by JPV
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