Duterte Threatens Network Media Giant ABS-CBN of Non-Renewal of Franchise

President Rodrigo Duterte is taking his battle with mainstream media to another level after threatening to block the renewal of the congressional franchise of network giant ABS-CBN. The franchise will expire in 2020. The president accused the network of swindle and estafa after failing to air his campaign ads last year. Duterte earlier scored ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the country’s largest newspaper, of being…

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