The Giant TV network ABS-CBN said it was their “duty-bound to air a legitimate ad”. ABS-CBN said after their network was criticized by Netizen for airing the anti-duterte ad on Thursday night May 5.
“The controversial political advertisement being talked about in social media, which aired on ABS-CBN, was produced and paid for by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Prior to the airing, ABS-CBN’s ethics committee reviewed the content of the material, which complies with the requirements of pertinent election laws,” ABS-CBN said in a statement.
“By airing the said commercial, ABS-CBN is being consistent with COMELEC guidelines, which prohibit radio or television stations to discriminate in the sale of air time against any political party or candidate”.
“We are duty bound to air a legitimate ad,” the TV network added.”
After airing the 30 second political advertisement (anti-duterte) against Presidential front-runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte the TV network was criticized by Netizen.
source: ABS-CBN news