Duterte’s anti-oligarch pronouncement is nothing but a sham, a manifestation of his desperation to stay in power.
“We simply put an end to the privilege of one family in using a public resource to protect and promote their private interest, (that) was part of the changes that the Duterte administration has vowed to bring to the country.”
These were the words of Duterte’s lapdog Alan Peter Cayetano in his comical attempt to explain the administration’s move to deny the ABS-CBN franchise renewal application.
Duterte and his minions are certainly on a new level of desperation if they are willing to use such absurd lies to try and cover up their tracks. “Reclaiming patrimony from oligarchs”? “[Calling] out those who abuse the system”? Are these not the very things Duterte has been endeavoring to stifle since the start of his Presidency?