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Duterte Asks ABS-CBN To Promote Federalism

Duterte Asks ABS-CBN To Promote Federalism

| On 14, Dec 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte asked ABS-CBN, the largest TV network in the Philippines to promote federalism.

Duterte, who is quite vocal in that type of government, said,┬áduring his speech at the PDP-Laban’s Christmas Benefit Dinner for Marawi at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, that he is willing to a settlement with ABS-CBN if the network will promote it.

“Pero kung magtulong kayo diyan sa federal system campaign at gawain ninyong slogan also for the unity and to preserve this Republic, makipag-areglo ako,” said Duterte.

“I will go to you and say…Wala akong hingiin. Just dedicate a portion of your time, your expensive and precious time on TV, help us promote federalism, only the good ones,” Duterte added.

Duterte said if the company won’t agree it is also fine with him.

Duterte also accused the Lopez Group of Companies of not paying debts to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).

“DBP, kayong mga negosyante, alam naman ninyo DBP pabangkarote, why? Because the [inaudible] is the Lopez Group of Companies and their debts were condoned, not paid,” Duterte said.

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