Manuel Villar is taking over two TV channels. Photo: Reuters
Manuel Villar is taking over two TV channels. Photo: Reuters

Duterte’s billionaire ally Manuel Villar takes over TV channels from ABS-CBN

  • Duterte had accused ABS-CBN of biased reporting and alleged it had unpaid taxes, which the broadcaster has denied
  • The National Union of Journalists is concerned about ‘the concentration of power in a corporate media … dominated by conglomerates and political clans’

Manuel Villar is taking over two TV channels. Photo: Reuters
Manuel Villar is taking over two TV channels. Photo: Reuters
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