A veteran journalist is not convinced of the apology of ABS-CBN chief executive officer (CEO) Carlo Katigbak and called the Kapamilya boss lier.
On a series of Facebook posts, ABS-CBN’s former news director Jay Sonza slammed Katigbak for his insincere apology and explained to his followers why he knows that the Kapamilya boss is lying to the President.
Yesterday, Katigbak apologized to the President and explained why they fail to air the ad of Duterte.
“We were sorry if we offended the President. We felt that we are just abiding with the laws and regulations that surround the airing of political ads,” Katigbak said.
“ABS (CBN) does not and will not have its own political agenda,” he added.
According to Sonza, the CEO is only trying to hide his true personality by talking calmly during the senate hearing.
“Carlo LOPEZ Katigbak played his role very well. Larawan siya ng nagbabalatkayong angel. di mo pag-iisipang may sa demonyo rin,” said Sonza.
“Carlo Lopez Katigbak kasasabi mo lang walang mali sa ginagawa nyo sa abs-cbn, Bakit ka nagsosori kay Duterte? why are you saying sorry when you just said there is nothing irregular in your conduct of business. Ano? nakikipaglokohan lang. for public consumption para sabihin nagsori na kami pero matigas si presidente at galit siya sa amin,” he also said.
According to him, ABS-CBN is the only television station that aired the anti-Duterte ad despite featuring minors talking about the sensitive topics about the President who’s a candidate during that time.
He argued that if ABS-CBN is a responsible company, they’re not going to air a commercial showing the faces of minors because it’s against the rules of KBP and MTRCB.
“Pogi, bata, Carlo, lahat ng network tinanggihan iyong nega-child anti Du30 campaign ads placed by trillanes. bukod tanging abs-cbn lang ang umere ng material. sinungaling ka sinadya ninyo iyon. tapos kunwari magsosori kang hayop ka. akala mo maloloko mo kami,” Sonza said.
“Lahat ng placement noon ay payment before broadcast in cold cash. walang tseke-tseke.
kung totoong responsible kayo sa abs-cbn. isang tingin pa lang hindi papasa iyong material for airing. the minors and their faces were not solarized which is required by KBP standards authority, MTRCB and other circulars, including your very own abs-cbn ethical standards,” he added.
Sonza also said that Katigbak is wrong for comparing the pay-per-view being offered by ABS-CBN to Youtube and Netflix because the two foreign companies are using the internet to distribute their shows, while KBO is still using airwaves.
He then called Senator Grace Poe as the “most important talent” of Kapamilya network.
“Meet the most important in-house artist/talent of the Kapamilya Network. Grace Poe-Llamanzares, former partner at MTRCB, now ours at the Philippine Senate. Grace is our most dependable performer. She’s not a lawyer, pero maaasahang tagapagtanggol!” Sonza wrote.
Sonza is considered as one of the most vocal critics of ABS-CBN, he also faced a legal battle with his former network two decades ago.