In an interview, a reporter of SMNI News informed the former dictator’s son, Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr, that their accreditation got revoked by the Philippine Embassy in Japan.
SMNI News, owned by the Kingdom of Jesus Christ church leader and FBI Most Wanted, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy had its accreditation stripped off by the Philippine Embassy in Japan.
An SMNI News reporter shared it with the presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., who gave them an exclusive interview at the proclamation of Anak-Kalusugan Partylist tandem–mayoralty and vice mayoralty candidates–Rep. Mike Defensor and Quezon City councilor Winnie Castelo.
Earlier at the event, Marcos Jr’s team deliberately blocked Rappler’s Lian Buan from getting a word from the defeated 2016 vice-presidentiable.
OH ETO GALING NA MISMO SA REPORTER NYO BAKA SABIHIN HA FAKE NEWS HAHAAHAHAHAH pic.twitter.com/MDbDZQ6oox
— JUAN | #Eleksyon2022 (@juanderxx_) April 13, 2022
During the interview, which was aired live on SMNI News Channel’s On the Road with the Front Runner, the reporter informed Marcos of their debacle with Philippine embassy in Japan.
“Ang SMNI po kasi, international talaga yan. Marami tayong correspondents, meron tayong SMNI Japan. Eh kamakailan lang po ay natangggal po ang accreditation natin sa Japan dahil daw po bias…eh napaka-importante na may coverage po tayo internationally, ano po masasabi niyo dito? (SMNI is an international news organization. We have correspondents in various parts of the world…we have SMNI Japan. But just recently, our accreditation got revoked in Japan for allegedly being bias. The thing is, it is important for us to have an international coverage…what can you say about this)?)”
SMNI News recently flaunted the results of the latest Publicus Asia survey which says that the Network is among the 10 most-trusted news agencies in the country. Their facebook page, however, has been flagged by the social media giant for sharing fake news and engaging in malicious activities, alongside social personalities supporting Marcos, including Darryl Yap, and Thinking Pinoy.
In a post made by the Philippine Embassy on its social media account, it was revealed Philippine broadcaster, UNTV, scored the accreditation that SMNI lost.
Media Accreditation for UNTV Japan.
Akala ko SMNI Japan lol..
Pero hintay pa din ako sa Balota 😩.
Sana same sa ibang bansa na may Exit Poll na haysss…#BBMSARA2022 #UniTeam
Source: PE in Tokyo Fb pic.twitter.com/qBTzWOoOIE
— Carrie❤️ (@CarrieShinPH) April 11, 2022
SMNI News had [at least] two presidential debates to which major presidential aspirants (Robredo, Domagoso, Pacquiao, Lacson) have declined because of its owner’s (Quiboloy) biased record, and endorsed [openly] the ex-senator–Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.