- A full audio recording of the latest speech of President Rodrigo Duterte was leaked to the media
- It was reported that some of the unaired parts of his speech contained statements against ABS-CBN and its chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez
- President Duterte claimed that Lopez and the Ayalas already wrote an apology to him after he told them hurtful words
- He also shared how proud he was to “dismantle” the oligarchy in the Philippines without martial law
President Rodrigo Duterte claimed in his speech in Jolo, Sulu that rich people like Gabby Lopez and Zobel de Ayala already wrote an apology to him.
KAMI learned that an audio recording of the entire speech of Pres. Duterte was leaked to the media. Some parts were not included in the taped speech that was aired by the government.
In a report by Inquirer (authored Darryl John Esguerra), the 40-minute audio recording reportedly revealed that President Duterte took a swipe against the ABS-CBN Network after the Palace maintained that the President is “neutral” regarding the denial of franchise renewal.
“’Yun namang ABS-CBN binaboy ako. Pero sinabi ko kapag ako nanalo, bubuwagin ko ang oligarchy ng Pilipinas,” Duterte said.
“Ginawa ko. Without declaring martial law, sinira ko yung mga tao na humahawak sa ekonomiya at umiipit sa tao at hindi nagbabayad,” he added.
Meanwhile, as reported by ABS-CBN News, President Duterte said that Lopez and Ayala wrote an apology to him after he said hurtful words against them.
The President also shared that he is proud to dismantle the bedrock of oligarchy in the Philippines.
"Pero sa totoo lang, I am extremely proud of myself. And I do not want to share that with anybody. I do not want anybody saying, whispering, 'Proud ako sa iyo'. Gusto ko, ako lang, ako lang ang proud, that I dismantled the bedrock, yung pinaka-poste ng oligarchy sa Pilipinas. Talagang inupakan ko," he reportedly said.
In a report by GMA News (authored by Llanesca Panti), Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the oligarchs that President Duterte were referring to were the Ayalas and Manny V. Pangilinan.
Ever since then, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to oppose the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN Network in the Congress, as well as the oligarchs whom he claimed, continues to manipulate the economy and the country.
Recently, President Duterte said that he was finally able to “dismantle” the oligarchy in the Philippines without even declaring martial law.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Ayalas and Pangilinan were among those who gave a huge help to the Filipinos. Because of this, President Duterte humbly apologized to them as well.
He also criticized the ABS-CBN Network again even after Congress officially denied its application for franchise renewal.
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