- Jimmy Bondoc reacted to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he will prevent ABS-CBN from getting a franchise renewal
- He explained that he believes that the network is biased and dishonest when it comes to reporting the news
- Bondoc also accused the network of trying to do a “demolition job” when it comes to reporting about the SEA Games to hurt the Duterte administration
- As for the people who work for ABS-CBN, Bondoc said that they only have the network to blame for the possible closure
Jimmy Bondoc took to social media to react to the news about President Rodrigo Duterte stating his plan to see to it that ABS-CBN will not get a franchise renewal.
KAMI learned that Bondoc explained why he agrees with Duterte’s controversial plan.
According to Bondoc, he believes that the network is biased and dishonest when it comes to reporting news.
He accused the network of trying to do a “demolition job” when it comes to reporting about the SEA Games to hurt the Duterte administration.
“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.
“I was a first-hand witness, as I was interviewed by many of their reporters. Even before interviewing me, it was evident that they had already been ANGERED by their network. It is clear that the NETWORK as an ENTITY has its own life, and this entity controls its employees.
“These journalists and reporters sometimes DON'T EVEN KNOW that they are manipulated, because tribe mentality is difficult to combat. They think that they are independent thinkers. They think that the data the network presents to them are empirical. And yet? They were kikiam-ed.
“This is clearly why PDuterte wants this station closed. They are ungrateful recipients of a GOVERNMENT grant of a privilege. A franchise is a PRIVILEGE.
“Walang RIGHT na tinatapakan ang Pangulo kung hindi nya ipa-extend sa Congress ang prangkisa. That is the SOLE PREROGATIVE of the Representatives of the People, who now happen to listen and cooperate with the President of the land. Wala tayong magagawa.
“So come March 2020, mukang mawawala talaga ang giant network. And I can honestly say I am NOT in a state of schadenfreude. Not at all.
“In fact, I was wishing that the REPORTERS THEMSELVES would SAVE the network. You know how?
“It is actually in the reporters' hands to come together, and to agree amongst themselves to create better news. And by ‘better,’ I do not mean ‘favorable to the administration.’
“I simply mean ‘well-researched, balanced reporting.’ I simply mean: real news.
“But the Kikiam episode (and everything connected to the demolition) shows that the NETWORK is still hellbent on pursuing its own agenda. Malalim na kwento yan. May mga CIA, oligarchical influence, and partisan issues connected dyan. Masyadong malalim.
“The simple point is that this network is no longer capable of creating balanced news. Not with its current structure, and ‘beholden-ness’ to too many political organizations and individuals.
“So, is it best to DENY the extension? Unfortunately, it seems that the only logical answer is YES.
“And sadly, even the network's employees, kung mag-iisip lang sila ng diretso, can blame no one else but the network itself,” Bondoc posted on Facebook.
KAMI previously reported that Bondoc had a disagreement on social media with Angel Locsin.
Jimmy Bondoc is an OPM singer who popularized the song 'Let Me Be the One'. He is known for being a loyal supporter of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
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