ABS-CBN boss apologizes to President Duterte during Senate hearing

ABS-CBN boss apologizes to President Duterte during Senate hearing

- ABS-CBN boss Carlo L. Katigbak apologized to President Rodrigo Duterte during the Senate hearing on the network’s franchise renewal

- He said sorry to the President for unintentionally offending him, saying that the network tried following all of the laws and regulations regarding the airing of political ads

- Katigbak also explained that all of the national ads that Duterte paid for were aired by ABS-CBN

- However, he admitted that there was a problem with the local ads because of the first-come, first-serve policy on airing local political ads

- The Kapamilya network failed to air about P7 million worth of local ads from the total of P65 million worth of local ads paid for by Duterte’s camp

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ABS-CBN Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo L. Katigbak apologized to President Rodrigo Duterte during the Senate hearing on the network’s franchise renewal.

KAMI learned that Katigbak said sorry to the President for unintentionally offending him, saying that the network tried following all of the laws and regulations regarding the airing of political ads.

“We were sorry if we offended the President. That was not the intention of the network. We felt that we were just abiding by the laws and regulations that surround the airing of political ads,” he said, according to a report by ABS-CBN News.

He also explained that all of the national ads that Duterte paid for were aired by ABS-CBN.

"The President placed an order for P117 million worth of national ads, of which we aired all P117 million. In other words po, a hundred percent of the President’s ads which were ordered for national airing were accommodated and broadcast and aired by the station," Katigbak stated.

However, he admitted that there was a problem with the local ads because of the first-come, first-serve policy on airing local political ads, with only 2 minutes of local ads allowed to be aired in an hour.

"Doon po sa local ads, nagka-problema talaga kami.

"Our policy on all our ads is first come, first serve... There had been many previous telecast orders that came in ahead of the President's telecast order," he explained.

According to the ABS-CBN executive, the Kapamilya network failed to air about P7 million worth of local ads from the total of P65 million worth of local ads paid for by Duterte’s camp.

Duterte’s camp accepted around P4 million that was refunded by ABS-CBN but did not accept the remaining P2.6 million that was later refunded by the network because it got delayed.

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KAMI previously reported that celebrities have reacted online to the possible closure of ABS-CBN.

President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly expressed his desire to shut down ABS-CBN during his speeches. Recently, Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition at the Supreme Court to cancel the network’s franchise.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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