FALSE: Senator Cynthia Villar quote on buying ABS-CBN

1/29/2022 7:45:00 AM

There are no official reports, statements, or recordings that prove Senator Cynthia Villar said this

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There are no official reports, statements, or recordings that prove Senator Cynthia Villar said this

Senator Cynthia Villar says: “So what if we buy ABS-CBN?” Rating:FALSE Facts:Last January 25, the National Telecommunications Commission granted Advanced Media Broadcasting Systems, owned by Villar’s husband Manny Villar, the television frequencies used to be assigned to ABS-CBN. However, there are no official reports, statements or recordings to prove that Senator Villar said this quote. 

Why we fact checked this:This claim was emailed to Rappler multiple times. The original Facebook post containing the claim has over 2,100 shares, 408 comments and 1,300 shares, as of writing.Complete detailsA Facebook post dated January 27 claims that Senator Cynthia Villar said the following statement: “

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At a glance Senator Cynthia Villar says: “So what if we buy ABS-CBN?”  Rating: FALSE  Facts: Last January 25, the National Telecommunications Commission granted Advanced Media Broadcasting Systems, owned by Villar’s husband Manny Villar, the television frequencies used to be assigned to ABS-CBN.A security personnel passes by a logo of ABS-CBN Corp.Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat Anti-trust watchdog Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) would like to be included in the approving body in the controversial reallocation of ABS-CBN frequencies in favor of Advanced Media Broadcasting System (AMBS), Aliw Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and Swara Sug Media Corporation (SSMC).226 Former child actress Xyriel Manabat is officially an adult! As she turned 18 years old on Thursday, Xyriel received a warm birthday greeting from former Agua Bendita co-star Vina Morales.

However, there are no official reports, statements or recordings to prove that Senator Villar said this quote.  Why we fact checked this: This claim was emailed to Rappler multiple times. Photo by Michael Varcas, The Philippine STAR The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) denied allegations that the recent award of frequencies previously held by ABS-CBN Corp. The original Facebook post containing the claim has over 2,100 shares, 408 comments and 1,300 shares, as of writing. PCC acknowledged that the re-allocation of the said frequencies in favor of AMBS, ABC, and SSMC is a regulatory function of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Complete details A Facebook post dated January 27 claims that Senator Cynthia Villar said the following statement: “ Eh, ano ngayon kung bilhin namin ang ABS-CBN. NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarrios said the decision was done for the good of the public, considering that the frequencies have remained unutilized for more than a year since these were recalled from ABS-CBN. May pera naman kami. “Now, I cant believe Xy is celebrating her 18th Bday 🙈😭😆❤️🥰,” Vina continued as she gushed at how time flew by fast.

Nagsusumikap kami sa trabaho. “You have to use limited public resource., are made public. Yung iba jan, 18 hours daw, pero wala ka makita kahit isang eyebag. Ano siya robot? ”  (So what if we buy ABS-CBN? We have the money. If it is not being used for long time, it is disadvantageous to the public and so the commission decided to use the spectrum which remained unutilized for more than one year already, so we have to use it for public good and public convenience,” Cabarrios said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday, Jan. We work very hard. Moreover, PCC supports the passage of the “Open Access in Data Transmission Act” to pave the way for a more transparent and fair spectrum management in the country. Other people say they work for 18 hours, but you don’t even see them with a single eye bag. Cabarrios said while there is no required timeframe for assigning unused frequencies, waiting for them to be assigned until the next administration would already be too long..

What are they, robots?) In the post, a photo of Villar was placed next to the quote and with the logos of ABS-CBN News below. As of writing, the post has over 2,100 shares, 408 comments, and 1,300 shares. “There’s no prescriptive period but we what we have in mind is we have to use it for public good, for public convenience as soon as possible because remaining unused… it’s not economically sound,” he added. The post was also emailed to Rappler multiple times for fact-checking.  This claim is false. 25, the NTC announced that it granted the frequencies previously assigned to ABS-CBN to Advanced Media Broadcasting System (AMBS), a company associated with tycoon Manuel Villar Jr.  There are no official reports, statements, or recordings to prove that Villar said this.

  Villar is the wife of billionaire and former Senate president Manny Villar, owner of Advanced Media Broadcasting Systems (AMBS).” The NTC also “temporarily” assigned Channel 2, previously the analog channel of ABS-CBN to AMBS for “simulcast purposes. Last January 5, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) .