Supporters and critics of ABS-CBN were surprised by the recent statement of Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte expressing support to the said broadcasting company’s franchise renewal.
But a historian seems not shocked by Inday Sara’s decision to support the company that being criticized by her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, many times.
On a Facebook post, Van Yviernas, a professor at De La Salle University, explained why Inday Sara’s support to ABS-CBN is a ‘brilliant’ move that could give her advantages in her future political plans.
According to Yviernas, Inday Sara only showed that she’s different from her father, President Duterte.
He also pointed out that Inday Sara could also receive support from the supporters of ABS-CBN if the broadcasting company successfully get their franchise renewal.
If the network closes down, the Davao City Mayor is also safe from being criticized by the supporters of ABS-CBN.
You can read his explanation below:
“Sara Duterte in favor of ABS-CBN franchise extension, is brilliant.”
“Patunay ito MULI na Sara is her own person. Iba si Digong, iba si Sara.”
“Kapag na-extend ang ABS, bida si Sara kasi magmumukhang siya ang dahilan kaya napabago ang isipan at desisyon ni PRRD”
“Kapag hindi na-extend, at least she did her part.”
“Kahit ano mangyari, hindi na pwede gamiting isyu yan laban sa kanya sa 2022.”
“Wala naman damage ito kay Sara kasi kahit yung anti-ABS iboboto pa rin siya kasi siya si Sara Duterte.”
The post of Yviernas already reached 1,300 reactions on social media.
Inday Sara made a statement about the ABS-CBN franchise for the first time on Wednesday, announcing that Davao City is supporting the franchise renewal of the television network.
“Davao City fully supports ABS-CBN sa kanilang pagpapa-renew ng kanilang franchise. Of course malaki din ang suporta ng ABS-CBN sa Davao City at sa buong bansa,” Duterte-Carpio said.
“Hopefully ma-resolve in a very positive way ang issue ng franchise ng ABS-CBN,” she added.
She also believed that her father was even thinking about employees of ABS-CBN that could be affected by the possible franchise expiration of the company.
The President accepted the apology of ABS-CBN for not airing his ad in 2016 but didn’t tell the media if he already changed his stance on the issue.