UncategoriesDuterte lambasted ABS-CBN Chairman "Gabby "Lopez "mukha kang pera, p— ina ka"
Duterte lambasted ABS-CBN Chairman "Gabby "Lopez "mukha kang pera, p— ina ka"
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lambasted "Gabby" Lopez owner TV network ABS-CBN anew for allegedly not airing his campaign ads during the presidential elections.
Duterte said at the 120th anniversary of the Department of Justice in the Philippine International Convention Center a dash of comedy his tirade after mixing up the name of the media company's chairman.
"Sino naka-p— ina ninyong lahat. Ikaw? Gabby Concepcion, mukha kang pera, p— ina ka. Eh totoo man. Eh sus,"
Earlier in the speech, Duterte had mentioned Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, the chairman of ABS-CBN Corporation.
"ABS-CBN, isa ka pa. Dapat na-hostage ka si Gabby Lopez doon, isali kita," he said after he recalled the hostage-taking in the Davao Penal Colony during the early years of his mayorship.
But later in his rant, he mentioned Concepcion, who stars in GMA-7's hit series "Ika-6 na Utos".
Duterte corrected himself the third time he referred to Lopez.
"Makinig ka, Gabby Lopez — nag-place ako ng advertisement. Tinanggap ninyo ‘yung pera kong two million para kasi wala akong advertisement," he said.
"Tanggap nang tanggap kasi kayo ng pera in the name of greed. Tanggap ng pera tapos kung makasalita kayo pati ‘yung Inquirer, kaming mga––kung babuyin ninyo kaming mga taga-gobyerno, you picture us to be the corrupt o ano. Excuse me. Unfortunately, hindi ako ganoon. I would not have survived," he added.
ABS-CBN has been a frequent target of Duterte's rants, with the President accusing the network of accepting funds from him without airing his political ads.
Interestingly, Duterte also brought up in his speeches actress Sharon Cuneta, Concepcion's ex-wife and longtime onscreen partner.
Duterte said his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, had wanted to meet Cuneta for her birthday when she was younger. Duterte said he owed a debt of gratitude to Cuneta's husband, Senator Francis Pangilinan, for setting up the meeting.
Duterte then said Pangilinan was at fault for the senator's juvenile justice law, which the President blamed for the rise of criminality among minors.