President Rodrigo Duterte opened his six-year presidency with a threat – that journalists are not exempted from assassination “if you’re a son of bitch” – about a month before he was inaugurated into power. This cemented his hostility towards the media. And it did not end here.
Online protests were held simultaneously in support of ABS-CBN.
By TILDE ACUÑA
May nagsasabi na tapos na ang laban dahil tinanggap na ang “sorry”. Pero paano matatapos ang laban kung wala pa ring hearing para sa prangkisa? Paano matatapos ang laban kung nandyan pa ang banta ng quo warranto mula sa OSG?
Ang ipinaghihimagsik nati’y di lang prangkisa,/ Kundi ang sagradong ngalan ng demokrasya.
“Pass the franchise renewal bill and let him [Duterte] veto it if he dares. And then prove yourselves worthy of being representatives of the people and defenders of their rights and liberties by overriding his veto,” the NUJP said.