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PBB evictee Justin Dizon reacts to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s statement about ABS-CBN

He said that the president is “spreading lies and parading his incompetence” during his speech.

Pinoy Big Brother Connect‘s first evictee Justin Dizon tweeted his sentiments about President Rodrigo Duterte‘s vow to block ABS-CBN from having a permit to operate.

On his Twitter account, Justin called out those who are still not convinced that ABS-CBN got politicized.

“Kung hindi ka pa naniniwala na pinulitika ang ABS-CBN, aba ewan ko na lang sayo,” he wrote.

He also criticized the president’s speeches saying that even though the weekly state address is supposed to be for the COVID-19 response of the country, the president chose to “spread lies and parade his incompetence” instead.

During his address on February 8, President Duterte stated that he’s not going to allow the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to give ABS-CBN the right to operate even if the Congress grants it a fresh franchise.

“Congress is planning to restore the franchise. Wala akong problem kung i-restore ninyo but I will not allow them to operate. I will not allow the NTC to grant them the permit to operate,” the president said.

“Unless and until mabayaran ng mga Lopez ang taxes nila, I will ignore your frnachise and I will not give them the license to operate.”

In another tweet, Justin stated that the Bureau of Internal Revenue already informed Congress that ABS-CBN has been paying its taxes for the past years.

BIR Assistant Commissioner Manuel Mapoy said that in fact, the company has paid over Php15.3 billion in taxes from 2016 to 2019.

He added that the Kapamilya network has no outstanding delinquent accounts as it was able to pay deficiency taxes.

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) president Emmanuel Herbosa also cleared ABS-CBN off accusations as he told Congress in January that the said loans of the Lopez group have not been written off.

Justin also shared a list of the things that he thinks the government should prioritize instead of the ABS-CBN franchise issue.

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