May pinagsamahan! Carlo Katigbak’s ties to Marcos Jr might help ABS-CBN get new franchise

ABS-CBN big boss Carlo Katigbak appears to be stepping up efforts to bring ABS-CBN back on free TV, using his supposed ties to President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to secure a new franchise for the network.

Katigbak was reportedly spotted visiting Marcos’ office in Mandaluyong weeks after his May 9 victory. Both Marcos’ wife, Atty. Liza Araneta, and sister Sen. Imee Marcos denied knowing what the pair talked about, according to Abante columnist Joe Barrameda.

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Imee, however, said her brother and Katigbak most likely about ABS-CBN’S franchise during their supposed meeting.

Marcos and Katigbak’s ties reportedly go way back to their younger years, even though Marcos’ father and namesake ordered the shutdown of the Lopez-owned network during Martial Law.

Aboitiz family gets US funding for 3GW wind power feasibility study

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