- ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak apologized to the president for not airing his ads
For the past years, President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to block the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. But after ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak apologized to the president, Duterte accepted the apology as he is thinking the welfare of ABS-CBN Corp. workers.
In 2017, the president threatened to block the franchise renewal of the ABS-CBN that is set to expire this year because his campaign ads did not all air. He accused the network of Estafa.
“Yes. If you’re like that, you are engaged in swindling. For all you know, how many companies paid you and you did not air it?” he said.
If ABS-CBN would just swindle people, he would have to stop it, he added.
During the Senate hearing last February 24, ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak apologized to the president for not airing the ad. On February 26, the president accepted the apology.