Former GMA-7 host slams ‘24 Oras’ for its recent interview about ABS-CBN closure

Former GMA-7 host slams ‘24 Oras’ for its recent interview about ABS-CBN closure

- A former Kapuso host lambasted “24 Oras” for its interview with FICTAP president

- He was specifically pertaining to the interview conducted by Jessica Soho on May 5

- He claimed that the said interview was one-sided and did not uphold fair journalism

- He also stated that the news program should have interviewed other resource persons

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“24 Oras” recently interviewed the president of the Federation of International Cable TV and Telecommunications Association of the Philippines (FICTAP) about the ABS-CBN shutdown.

KAMI learned that the top official of the said federation bravely enumerated the alleged violations of the giant network that led to its controversial closure.

One of the issues that the FICTAP president raised was the franchise renewal documents of ABS-CBN which were different from what it submitted in 1995.

“Sinabi po namin na kung yung original na franchise ng ABS-CBN noong 1995, just a pure renewal, hindi po kami mag o-object… Kapag yung original, hindi po kami mag o-oppose. Bagkos, tutulungan pa namin ang ABS-CBN,” the FICTAP head said.

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After the interview aired on national television, a former host in the Kapuso network slammed “24 Oras” for being “one-sided.”

Kiko Rustia, the former host of “Born to Be Wild,” claimed that if the program really upholds fair journalism, it could have invited someone who has no “vested interest on either side.”

He also stated that ABS-CBN should have been given the same chance to speak up and defend itself from the serious allegations of FICTAP.

“I’m sorry, GMA network, my home network, but last night’s report did sound one sided,” he wrote on social media.

“If fair journalism was the goal, you should have interviewed someone without vested interest on either side. Or at least, with your FICTAP interview, fairly extended the same venue to ABS-CBN,” he added.

In a previous article by , other details about the claims of FICTAP against the Kapamilya network were reported here.

The ABS-CBN shutdown continues to be one of the hottest topics on various social media platforms. Many people have been urging the government to reverse the decision of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

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