Petition to disqualify ‘biased’ ABS-CBN from hosting debates gains ground

  • A petition demanding that ABS-CBN be disqualified from hosting debates for supposedly being biased was launched at Change.org
  • The petition is  signed by nearly 29, 000 supporters
  • The petitioner also accused ABS-CBN of being loyal to the Aquinos and alluded to Korina Sanchez’s close association with the Lopez network

MANILA, Philippines – A petition demanding that the ABS-CBN network be disqualified from hosting election debates due to the station’s alleged bias was launched last week at Change.org and is quickly earning support from signatories.

The petition was started by one Figo Santos from Marikina City on February 22 and has now gained nearly 29,000 online signatures.

“Due to their Obvious BIAS stand and track record on being an LP Puppet, let’s all join and make a stand to disqualify ABS-CBN on hosting the Nationwide Presidential Debate scheduled on them. Let it be moved to CNN Philippines instead,” the petition read.

The petitioner and some signatories has accused the Kapamilya network of being biased in favor of administration and Liberal Party (LP) bet Mar Roxas and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.

Most of the comments alluded to Roxas’ wife Korina Sanchez’s close association with the television giant which is owned by the Lopez family.

“Remember, Ms. Korina Sanchez is an institution sa ABS-CBN at asawa siya ni Mar Roxas [and she is Mar Roxas’ wife],” Figo wrote.

The petitioner also did not spare the TV station whom they accuse of being loyal to the Aquinos (referring to the incumbent president and his mother, Cory.) (Click here to read more)

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