- The video uploaded on the website of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) showed that President Rodrigo Duterte only mentioned "without declaring martial law, I dismantled the oligarchy"
- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also declared that it was not ABS-CBN that the President was referring to, but other companies like PAL, Maynilad and Manila Water
- A lengthy unedited audio clip of the Jolo, Sulu speech, however, surfaced and the content of the clip was confirmed by two officials, saying that the President indeed said those words
- Among the lines stated by the President was, "Yun namang ABS-CBN, binaboy ako. Pero sinabi ko, 'pag ako ang nanalo, bubuwagin ko ang oligarchy ng Pilipinas"
After Malacañang stated, through its Spox Harry Roque, that the President was not referring to ABS-CBN during his Jolo, Sulu speech, a lengthy, more than 10-minute, unedited audio clip surfaced.
GMA was able to secure a copy of the said clip where the President mentioned the fallen network, ABS-CBN.
"Yun namang ABS-CBN, binaboy ako. Pero sinabi ko, 'pag ako ang nanalo, bubuwagin ko ang oligarchy ng Pilipinas. Ginawa ko without declaring martial law, sinira ko ýung mga tao na humahawak sa ekonomiya at umiipit at hindi nagbabayad."
Previous to this statement, Duterte mentioned Ayala, Pangilinan and Consunji.
"I don't know how the Ayala, Pangilinan and Consunji will pay the Filipino. Kasi noon pa, 1997 wala na akong away sa kanila. I have accepted their apology. Pero ýung akin, ýung ano ko lang... yung galit ko lang. Galit talaga na hindi mo pwede itong magalit ka sabihin mo lang, welll iimbestigahan mo kasi ganun, corruption."
When the shut down of ABS-CBN was carried out, Regine Velasquez expressed strong words over it. She said that after everything, they will come back better and brighter.
After this, Kim Chiu became viral because of her "Bawal Lumabas." The singer-actress also expressed sympathy towards the younger actress.
ABS-CBN is one of the most popular media and entertainment outfits in the Philippines. It has produced top-caliber stars, well-loved programs, and timely news. Some of the popular shows are “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.” It faced many controversies during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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