La Salle professor Van Ybiernas had expressed his support for the non-renewal of ABS-CBN franchise on Facebook.
Ybiernas, a pro-Duterte supporter from the academe, also believed that the ABS-CBN franchise isn’t getting an extension not because of PRRD but because politicians hate ABS-CBN.
Ybiernas recalled that during PNoy’s time, someone pushed for the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise but it did not push forward.
Ybiernas noted that under the Duterte admin, no one from Congress is pushing for it, so why would Malacanang give the go-signal?
Just because ABS-CBN is there, Congress automatically renews its franchise. Ybiernas wrote this is not happening because Congress is not ABS-CBN’s rubber stamp.
Rather than question why ABS-CBN’s franchise isn’t renewed, Ybiernas said it’s better to ask ABS-CBN’s why its franchise deserves a renewal?
Ybiernas declared that ABS-CBN is very pathetic for their franchise to get a renewal, compared them to politicians who likes to remind the public they’ve “helped” to vote for them.
Ybiernas declared “ABS-CBN’s line of thinking is very trapo.”
Ybiernas argued that ABS-CBN needs to prove that it’s deserving to get their franchise renewed.
Ybiernas said that ABS-CBN should look at the mirror and ask themselves questions like, Did we follow the standards of journalism and media? Did we follow ethical business practices?
On a personal note, Ybiernas believed the Lopez owners of ABS-CBN is the canc&r of the company. The Lopezes, he said, have a big arrears to the government. Especially their loans that were written off by government institutions. On top of that, PRRD has decried their unfair business practices.
In other words, in case ABS-CBN’s franchise is not renewed, this is just a punishment for their abuses, ironically, from the Punisher whom one of ABS-CBN reporters coined to describe PRRD.
Ybiernas stated that ABS-CBN employees need not worry because for sure, new company will take up the slack and hire them.
Ybiernas mentioned Ramon Ang as a potential buyer and resurrect ABS-CBN.
On question why GMA 7 and TV5 aren’t feeling the heat like ABS-CBN? Ybiernas said the owners of GMA 7 and TV5 don’t mix politics with business. Of course, acknowledge that some of their talents attack the government but they do not represent the company as a whole.
Meanwhile, Ybiernas remarked that ABS-CBN is very obvious that they criticize the government as a company policy.
Why? The owners use the company to get leverage for their other companies versus the government.
You may read Van Ybiernas’ full FB post below.
Hindi na magtatagal bilang pangulo si PRRD. Hanggang 2022 lang siya ayon sa konstitusyon. At matanda na rin siya.
So kung sakali man hindi na-renew ang prangkisa ng ABS-CBN hindi ito papakinabangan ni Duterte.
Dahil ba ito sa paghihiganti?
May atraso ang ABS-CBN kay Duterte pero hindi naman ganun kalaki yun para maging dahilan para di marenew ang prangkisa.
Iisa lang talaga ang dahilan kung bakit di mare renew ang kanilang prangkisa: ayaw sa ABS-CBN ng mga pulitiko.
Tandaan na hindi rin yan inaksyunan NOONG PANAHON NI NOYNOY AQUINO. May nagtulak pero hindi rin umabante.
Ngayon naman walang gustong gumalaw sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBN hanggang walang go-signal ng Malakanyang. E bakit naman magbibigay ng go signal ang Malakanyang?
Hindi naman dahil nandyan na ang ABS-CBN ay dapat automatic i-renew ang prangkisa nila. Hindi naman rubber stamp ng ABS-CBN ang kongreso.
So imbes na tanungin kung bakit huwag dapat i-renew ang prangkisa ng ABS-CBN dapat sagutin NILA kung bakit sila dapat i-renew.
Napaka pathetic actually ng kampanya ng ABS-CBN para marenew ang prangkisa nila: para silang pulitiko na nireremind ang lahat ng “natulungan” nila na iboto sila sa eleksyon.
Masyadong trapo mag-isip ang ABS-CBN.
Hindi ba dapat ipakita nila kung bakit karapat-dapat i-renew ang prangkisa nila?
Tumupad ba sila sa standards ng journalism at media? Ethical ba ang doing business nila.
Para sa akin ang pinaka sakit ng ABS-CBN ay yung owners nila, ang pamilya Lopez. Anlaki ng atraso nila sa gobyerno. Lalo na sa mga loans na ni-write-off ng mga government financial institutions. Nireklamo din ng pangulo ang kanilang unfair business practices.
Samakatuwid, parusa na sa may-ari ng ABS-CBN ang non-renewal ng kanilang prangkisa kung sakali.
Ibenta na lang nila ang infrastructure ng ABS-CBN kay Ramon Ang, halimbawa, at sa tingin ko ay masasalba yung network.
Kung ayaw naman nila itinda yan, e di antayin na lang na mawala sa ere ang ABS-CBN bago makapasok ang new player na papalit sa kanila.
Hindi nila naisip na simula pa dati ang tawag nga kay Duterte —baka nga reporter pa nila ang nagbansag– ay The Punisher.
At eto na nga ang punishment.
Sana lang ituloy na huwag marenew ang prangkisa ng ABS-CBN.
Punishment yan at warning sa iba: ayusin ang kanilang how they do business. Propesyunal lang. In fairness, may mga ulol na personalities sa GMA7 at kahit sa TV5 pero walang halong kung ano ano ang pagpapatakbo ng mga network na yun. Propesyunal lang. Kaya di sila binabanatan bilang kabuuan. Yung ilang personalities lang nila ang tinitira, hindi yung network.
Yung ABS-CBN kasi ramdam at kita mo na hinaluan ng pulitika, leverage para sa ibang negosyo, etc.
Parusa yan galing sa The Punisher. At suportado yan ng bayan.
Yung mga manggagawang binabanggit ni Angel Locsin —BTW, nakausap mo na ba si Gretchen Fullido? Kailangan nya tulong mo laban sa mga nangharass sa kanya— ay makakahanap pa ng trabaho sa papalit sa ABS-CBN.
May papalit dyan kasi magkakaroon ng puwang para sa new player kapag nawala ang ABS-CBN.
No to the renewal of ABS-CBN franchise!