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BBM supporters angry at ABS-CBN for allegedly failing to pay taxes but okay with former senator’s conviction over tax issues

Many citizens found it ironic that the LBM would criticize ABS-CBN for allegedly failing to comply with tax laws when Marcos himself was convicted for doing so

Much like die-hard Duterte supporters (DDS), the loyalists of Bongbong Marcos (LBM) also believe the lie that the ABS-CBN network failed to pay taxes that led to its shutdown last year.

The LBM doesn’t see why the network should be given a new franchise due to this reason, among others. Their presidential candidate recently said that he’d have no problem with the network re-applying for a franchise renewal as long as it complies with the laws it violated based on the investigation of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchise.

Marcos said the Lower House ‘’found many violations, not just stocks, but also questions on documentation, etcetera.’’

“If ABS-CBN could take care of all these problems as highlighted by the House committee, why not apply for a franchise?’’ he added, saying that ABS-CBN’s views on politics weren’t a factor.

The former senator also knows that the country’s telecommunications network would only improve upon the comeback of the media giant.

Congressmen such as Rodante Marcoleta, Boying Remulla, and Mike Defensor cited ABS-CBN’s failure to pay taxes as a huge reason the network should be taken off the air.

However, the BIR already cleared the network of any tax issues. Many citizens found it ironic that the LBM would criticize ABS-CBN for allegedly failing to comply with tax laws when Marcos himself was convicted for doing so.

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ABS-CBN’s shutdown was purely political, netizens said.

Marcos isn’t out of the woods yet as the Comelec’s 1st division is still deciding whether the disqualification cases against him are sufficient to prevent him from running for the presidency completely.


During the hearings, multiple government agencies have concluded that ABS-CBN committed no major violations, but that wasn’t enough for Duterte’s allies to shut it down.

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